Arsenic and Old Lace Movie Summary
This Halloween is full of tricks and treats for Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), a published bachelor. He marries the girl next door, betraying his own anti-marriage stance. He learns that his two sweet elderly aunts are the mercy killers of twelve lonely old men and their bodies are in the cellar. Mortimer also orchestrates the committal of his brother Teddy who believes that he is Theodore Roosevelt into an asylum. He also witnesses the voluntary committal of his beloved aunts. Martha and Abby.
He endures an attempt on his life from his long lost criminal brother, Jonny (Raymond Massey) and his sidekick, Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre). Mortimer questions his marriage because of the insanity of his family. He is treated with the knowledge that he is actually the “son of a cook” and was adopted. With the rest of the family finally taken care of, Mortimer is ready to begin his honeymoon with his beautiful bride at Niagara Falls.
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