Arsenic and Old Lace

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Overview

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. It gets worse.

  1. Philip G. Epstein

    Screenplay

  2. Julius J. Epstein

    Screenplay

  3. Frank Capra

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant

    Mortimer Brewster

  2. Priscilla Lane

    Priscilla Lane

    Elaine Harper

  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

  6. Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

    Dr. Einstein

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget $1,120,175.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 23, 1944
    NR, Theatrical

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