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Arsenic and Old Lace

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Original title
Arsenic and Old Lace
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein (Play: Joseph Kesselring)
Music
Max Steiner
Cinematography
Sol Polito (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Comedy | Black Comedy. Crime. Serial Killers
Synopsis / Plot
Mortimer Brewster stops off in Brooklyn to visit his two favourite aunts Abby and Martha to tell them that he has just gotten married. However, he discovers the dotty old dears have been feeding their boarders poisoned elderberry wine, desiring only to make them happy in death. They have then convinced their mad brother who imagines he is Teddy Roosevelt to bury the thirteen bodies in the cellar. The situation becomes even crazier when Mortimer’s long lost brother Jonathan, who is on the Ten Most Wanted List, also turns up.
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