Arsenic and Old Lace

Also Known As

Arsen und alte Spitzen ( Austria ), Arsen und Spitzenhäubchen ( Austria / West Germany ), Arsenic et vieilles dentelles ( Belgium / France ), Arsénico por compasión ( Spain ), Arsénico y encaje antiguo ( Argentina ), Arsenico e vecchi merletti ( Italy ), Arsenicum en oude kant ( Belgium ), Arsenik og gamle kniplinger ( Denmark ), Arsenik och gamla spetsar ( Sweden ), Arsenikkia ja vanhoja pitsejä ( Finland ), Arseniko kai palia dantella ( Greece ), Arszenik i stare koronki ( Poland ), Dokuyaku to rôjô ( Japan ), Esse Mundo É um Hospício ( Brazil ), Frank Capra's 'Arsenic and Old Lace' ( USA ), Mundo É Um Manicómio, O ( Portugal )


Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Frank Capra

  • 23 September 1944

  • Comedy / Thriller

  • USA

  • 118 min

  • 8.0

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Cary Grant

Mortimer Brewster

Josephine Hull

Aunt Abby Brewster

Jean Adair

Aunt Martha Brewster

Raymond Massey

Jonathan Brewster


Mortimer Bruster 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.

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Great12 May 2016

One of Cary grants best films.

Tuff Tofu




Another Heck of a ...04 September 2013

Cary Grant movie of old ...!





Classic!28 August 2012

Cary Grant at his comedic best in this one. It's a must see for anyone watching the classics.

Colonel Claus




Arsenic and Old Lace31 December 2011

This is Cary Grant at his best. The double takes are superbly timed. And Raymond Massey as Jonathan is priceless. I do wish producers had been able to secure the actor who portrayed Jonathan in the Broadway production. The line that set Jonathan off was "He looks like Boris Karloff" Karloff... more





Thanks for that comment good to know.28 December 2011

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Arsenic and Old Lace01 December 2011

You cannot beat the classic movies. Cary Grant is one of my favorite actors who does everything well. Wait till you get a load of his brother in here. Watch it.

Mad About Movies




thanks27 November 2011

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.





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