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Genres: Crime , Comedy
Actors: Vaughan Glaser , John Ridgely , Garry Owen , Edward McNamara , Grant Mitchell , John Alexander , Jean Adair , Josephine Hull , James Gleason , Peter Lorre , Edward Everett Horton , Jack Carson , Raymond Massey , Priscilla Lane , Cary Grant
Director: Frank Capra
Country: United States
Year: 1944
IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 (40549 votes)

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.

Film Review

On Halloween day, the writer and drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) secretly marries his next door neighbor Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane) and they decide to travel to Niagara Falls in honeymoon. Mortimer has written many books criticizing the institution of marriage and his weeding would be a scoop for the reporters and paparazzos.Mortimer and Elaine take a taxi to Brooklyn to bring their luggage and Mortimer visits his adorable elderly aunts Abby (Josephine Hull) and Martha Brewster (Jean Adair), who raised him and are considered Good Samaritans in the neighborhood, renting rooms and giving meals to the poor. His aunts live with his insane brother Teddy (John Alexander), who believes that is Theodore Roosevelt and is digging locks for the Panama Canal in the basement of the house. When Mortimer is ready to go, he finds a dead body hidden in the window seat and his aunts explains that they have murdered the poor men for charity to stop their suffering serving wine spiked wit…

Plays and books always seem to be better than movies to me, but this is one of the exceptions. It's comedic genius, in large part because of the overly dramatic acting. Cary Grant is quoted as disliking his acting because of this, but the movie would never have been as good without that quality of being a little too much. All of the characters are meant to be a little too much, and this creates a balance within the movie between the panicked Mortimer, the peaceful aunts and the psychotic Jonathan. I love the descriptive dialogue by both Mortimer and the police officer at the end of the movie foreshadowing what steps Jonathan will take. It is also amusing the way that Mortimer's love story is cast aside in favor of handling the aunts, Teddy and Jonathan.

***SPOILERS*** One of the screwiest screwball comedies ever made "Arsenic & Old Lace" has the usual cool and handsome as well as suave & sophisticated Cary Grant as well known theater critic and life long bachelor Mortimer Brewster lose it to the point when by the time the film is over he's about to be committed to the Happy Dale Sanitarium together with his crazy brother Teddy,John Alexander, and two sweet nutty as well as homicidal aunts Abby & Martha, Josephine Hull & Joan Adair.Mortimer who finally decided to tie the knot with pretty Brooklyn girl Elaine Harper, Priscilla Lane, at City Hall went across the East River to Brooklyn Heights to spent the evening with his two spinster aunts Abby & Martha whom he hasn't seen in almost 20 years. It doesn't take long for Mortimer to realize that both Aunt Abby & Martha have been helping out the homeless and down in the dumps old men in the neighborhood by treating them to a last meal t…

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