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Priscilla Lane Priscilla Lane
Elaine Harper
Jack Carson Jack Carson
O'Hara
Jean Wong Jean Wong
Young Woman in Line
Leo White Leo White
Man in Phone Booth
Raymond Walburn Raymond Walburn
Drummer at baseball game
Lee Phelps Lee Phelps
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Hank Mann Hank Mann
Photographer at Marriage License Office
Spec O Spec O'Donnell
Young Man in Line


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Philip G. Epstein Philip G. Epstein
(screen play)


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Hilarious dark comedy!

12 years, 5 months ago at May 17 11:51
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"Insanity runs in my family... It practically gallops."

Arsenic and Old Lace is a film for individuals who enjoy the absurd dark comedy genre. This film is indeed a number of decades old and consequently ruthlessly disregarded. Notwithstanding its age you'll be hard-pressed to find a superior dark comedy that can match the genius of this: Frank Capra's 1944 film.

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Very enjoyable classic!

10 years, 7 months ago at Mar 10 14:29
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Arsenic And Old Lace is a film that is just absolutely amazing. This is one of the rare classics that are classic comedies. It is rather weird because it is a very serious story but it is a hilarious and pretty silly story at times as well. Arsenic And Old Lace is a rather rare story that is really funny and really tense. I thought it was hilarious when Mortimer Brewster couldn't convince his two ... read more

A classic

3 years, 11 months ago at Nov 10 9:17
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Since this movie had a really solid reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, to be honest, I have to admit that I always had a hard time with the screwball comedies and, even though this movie is probably one of the most famous in this genre, I still had a hard time to really care for it. I mean, it's not that the damned thing didn’t have some potential, in the contrary. Inde... read more
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Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar.
Release date: 21 September 1944
UPC: 012569502529
Tags: Comedy (24), Black Comedy (12), Poison (10), Thriller (9), Insanity (9), 1940s (8), 1944 (8), Farce (7), Nephew (7), Serial Killer (7), Humor (7), Cary Grant (6), Murder (6), Marriage (6), Mental Illness (5), Based On Play (5), Quirky (5), Elderly (5), Screwball (4)
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