Arsenic and Old Lace

Rated NR 118 minutes 1945

Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts (Josephine Hull, Jean Adair), disturbed uncle (John Alexander) ], and homicidal brother (Raymond Massey), he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

Film Credits

Director: Frank Capra

Writer: Joseph Kesselring, Julius Epstein and Philip G. Epstein

Producer: Jack L. Warner and Frank Capra

Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Priscilla Lane, Peter Lorre, Jack Carson, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, James Gleason, Grant Mitchell, John Alexander, Edward Everett Horton, Edward McNamara, Garry Owen, John Ridgely, Vaughan Glaser, Chester Clute, Charles Lane, Edward McWade, Leo White, Spencer Charters, Hank Mann and Lee Phelps

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