Arsenic and Old Lace

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Product Overview


Studio Warner
SKU 217465560
UPC 883929151615
UPC 14 00883929151615
Format DVD
Release Date 11/9/2010
Sales Rank 3143
Black Comedy
Stage Play
Editors Note
Note Beware nice old ladies offering elderberry wine! A mild-mannered drama critic discovers the shocking truth about his two elderly aunts: The seemingly harmless old ladies have the most disagreeable habit of poisoning their gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar. One of the all-time great black comedies.
Plot Summary
Summary A couple leaving on their honeymoon must put aside their plans when the groom finds that his spinster aunts are killing people in their pleasant little house and burying the bodies in the cellar. To their credit, the aunts believe they are just being kind and they hold touching funeral services for all of their victims. The plot is complicated by a somewhat dotty elderly relative who is convinced that he is Teddy Roosevelt.
Sight and Sound "...Capra's mischievous tale of murder by old maid remains relentlessly, impeccably funny..." 03/01/2002 p.62
Uncut "[S]till a diamond." 08/01/2001 p.141
Frank Capra
Peter Lorre
Josephine Hull
Jean Adair
Priscilla Lane
Cast & Crew
Peter Lorre - Star
Edward Everett Horton - Star
Josephine Hull - Star
Charles Lane - Star
. Jean Adair - Star
Priscilla Lane - Star
Grant Mitchell - Star
John Alexander - Star
Cary Grant - Star
Jack Carson - Star
James Gleason - Star
Raymond Massey - Star
Joseph Kesselring - Source Writer
Julius J. Epstein - Screenwriter
Robert Burks - Special Effects
Russel Crouse - Writer
Byron Haskin - Special Effects
Sol Polito - Cinematographer
Howard Lindsay - Writer
Daniel Mandell - Editor
Max Steiner - Composer
Frank Capra - Producer
Max Parker - Production Designer
Philip G. Epstein - Screenwriter
Frank Capra - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1944
UPC 00883929151615
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 118 minutes
Color B&W
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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