Arsenic and Old Lace


Sioux Falls State Theatre Thu, Mar 23 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, Mar 26 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1944
Runtime:1h 58m (118 min)
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Format:2K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Frank Capra
Cast:Cary Grant
Priscilla Lane
Raymond Massey
Jack Carson
Edward Everett Horton
Produced By:Jack L. Warner
Screenwriter:Julius J. Epstein
Philip G. Epstein
Music By:Max Steiner


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.

"Cary Grant et al are on sparkling form in this classic darkly twisted comedy." Empire Magazine

"It is full of wicked humor that keeps the macabre tone throughout the movie and was yet another notch on Frank Capra’s belt of hit comedies." InSession Film

"A zany, can't-catch-your-breath comedy that never quits." Deep Focus Review

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