Arsenic and old lace

United States, 1944

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In this black comedy, Cary Grant plays Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic about to marry Elaine Page (Priscilla Lane) who discovers that insanity runs in his family. His maiden aunts poison lonely old men, and his uncle buries the victims in the cellar. Mortimer attempts to conceal these crimes as police search for the murderer. Grant donated his fee to war relief.

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Credits

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

co-producer

Howard Lindsay

Russel Crouse

director

Frank Capra

Duration

01:53:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1944

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302562

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

TMDB-Movie

212

Wikidata

Q59317

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