Friday, October 23, 2009

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)


Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 dark comedy, directed by Frank Capra, and starring Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster. After having just wed his sweetheart Elaine (Priscilla Lane), Mortimer returns home to his quirky Aunts, Abby (Josephine Hull), Martha (Jean Adair), and bizarre brother Teddy (John Alexander).

When discovering a corpse under the window seat in the Brewster sisters home, and assuming that Teddy did it, Mortimer confronts his Aunts, only to find that they have been taking in lonely old men and poisoning them to bring the gentlemen peace, while doing away with their bodies in the basement. Bigger problems arise when Mortimer's other brother, Jonathan (Raymond Massey), and plastic surgeon companion Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre), arrive.

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