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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) is Crazy for Criterion

The Criterion Collection releases Arsenic and Old Lace to Blu-ray on October 11, 2022. Frank Capra directed the film starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, and Raymond Massey.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Movie Synopsis

Mortimer Brewster is a newsman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. However, he gets married at city hall in the opening scene anyhow. When he returns home he must tell his two maiden aunts the news. However, while doing so, he learns his aunts’ hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. Things get complicated from there.

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Warner Bros released Arsenic and Old Lace on September 23, 1944. Frank Capra directed the film which starred Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, and Raymond Massey.

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