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Arsenic and Old Lace

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Original title
Arsenic and Old Lace
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein (Play: Joseph Kesselring)
Max Steiner
Sol Polito (B&W)
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Warner Bros. Pictures
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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