Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Director
Frank Capra

Main cast
Cary Grant; Priscilla Lane; Raymond Massey; Jack Carson; Edward Everett Horton

Genres
Comedy, Crime

Description
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.


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