Arsenic and Old Lace

directed by Frank Capra
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1944
Date Added:07/26/2014
Date Watched:07/26/2014
Description:Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) marries Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane) and takes her to Brooklyn to meet his two maiden aunts. He discovers that his aunts are in the habit of poisoning lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. Then there's Teddy, the cousin who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt. Mortimer's brother John (Raymond Massey) arrives with a strange doctor (Peter Lorre), and Mortimer soon discovers that he's a serial killer too. Mortimer works to get them all committed or arrested before Elaine finds out. He is successful, and relieved to find out he is adopted.
My Rating:2

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Review - Arsenic and Old Lace

One of the most stupid, most annoying movies I've ever seen. The plot is awful, the characters, with the exception of Elaine, are unlikeable. I take that back. Teddy was rather funny.Cary Grant hated the movie because he had to overact so much, and that's an understatement.
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