Arsenic and Old Lace

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Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts (Josephine Hull, Jean Adair), disturbed uncle (John Alexander), and homicidal brother (Raymond Massey), he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

Release details

Release date: Saturday September 23 1944
Duration: 118 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Capra
Screenwriter: Philip G Epstein, Julius J Epstein
Cast: Jean Adair
Josephine Hull
Jack Carson
Edward Everett Horton
Cary Grant
Peter Lorre
Raymond Massey
Priscilla Lane
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