Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

  1. Frank Capra


  2. Philip G. Epstein


  3. Julius J. Epstein


Top Billed Cast

  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant

    Mortimer Brewster

  2. Priscilla Lane

    Priscilla Lane

    Elaine Harper Brewster

  3. Raymond Massey

    Raymond Massey

    Jonathan Brewster

  4. Jack Carson

    Jack Carson

    Officer Patrick O'Hara

  5. Edward Everett Horton

    Edward Everett Horton

    Mr. Witherspoon

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Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 23, 1944


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget $1,120,175.00

Revenue -



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