Arsenic and Old Lace

She Passed Out On Cary! No Wonder . . . She's just discovered his favorite aunts have poisoned their 13th gentleman friend!

Categories: Comedy, Crime
Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1944-09-01
Run time: 118 minute / 1:58
Budget: $1,120,175
Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein.
Production Company : Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Cary Grant
as Mortimer Brewster
Priscilla Lane
as Elaine Harper Brewster
Raymond Massey
as Jonathan Brewster
Jack Carson
as Officer Patrick O'Hara
Edward Everett Horton
as Mr. Witherspoon
Peter Lorre
as Dr. Einstein
James Gleason
as Lt. Rooney
Josephine Hull
as Aunt Abby Brewster
Jean Adair
as Aunt Martha Brewster
John Alexander
as 'Teddy Roosevelt' Brewster
Grant Mitchell
as Reverend Harper
Edward McNamara
as Sergeant Brophy
Garry Owen
as Taxi Cab Driver
John Ridgely
as Officer Saunders
Vaughan Glaser
as Judge Cullman
Chester Clute
as Dr. Gilchrist
Charles Lane
as Reporter at Marriage License Office
Edward McWade
as Gibbs
Hank Mann
as Photographer at Marriage License Office (uncredited)
Spencer Charters
as Marriage License Clerk
Sol Gorss
as New York Pitcher (uncredited)
Lee Phelps
as Umpire (uncredited)
Raymond Walburn
as Drummer at baseball game (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell
as Young Man in Line (uncredited)
Leo White
as Man in Phone Booth (uncredited)
Frank Capra Director

Frank Capra Producer
Jack L. Warner Producer

Joseph Kesselring Theatre Play
Julius J. Epstein Screenplay
Philip G. Epstein Screenplay

Robert Burks Special Effects

Max Steiner Original Music Composer

Daniel Mandell Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Orry-Kelly Costume Design
Perc Westmore Makeup Artist

Max Parker Art Direction

C.A. Riggs Sound
Hugo Friedhofer Orchestrator
Leo F. Forbstein Original Music Composer

Sol Polito Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up
George Bau Makeup Artist

Byron Haskin Special Effects

Eric Stacey Unit Production Manager

Everett Alton Brown Sound Mixer

Wesley Anderson Additional Camera

Russell Saunders Assistant Director

Mickey Marigold Still Photographer
Harold Noyes Grip

Costume & Make-Up
John Wallace Makeup Artist

Bob Fender Unit Publicist

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