Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

She Passed Out On Cary! No Wonder . . . She's just discovered his favorite aunts have poisoned their 13th gentleman friend!

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime
  • Release Date: 1944-09-01
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 850 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Frank Capra
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From 850 Ratings


Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright, and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

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  • Cary Grant

    as Mortimer Brewster
  • Priscilla Lane

    as Elaine Harper Brewster
  • Josephine Hull

    as Aunt Abby Brewster
  • Jean Adair

    as Aunt Martha Brewster
  • Raymond Massey

    as Jonathan Brewster
  • John Alexander

    as 'Teddy Roosevelt' Brewster
  • Peter Lorre

    as Dr. Einstein
  • Jack Carson

    as Officer Patrick O'Hara
  • Edward Everett Horton

    as Mr. Witherspoon
  • James Gleason

    as Lt. Rooney
  • Grant Mitchell

    as Reverend Harper
  • Edward McNamara

    as Sergeant Brophy
  • Garry Owen

    as Taxi Cab Driver
  • John Ridgely

    as Officer Saunders
  • Vaughan Glaser

    as Judge Cullman
  • Chester Clute

    as Dr. Gilchrist
  • Charles Lane

    as Reporter at Marriage License Office
  • Edward McWade

    as Gibbs
  • Hank Mann

    as Photographer at Marriage License Office (uncredited)
  • Spencer Charters

    as Marriage License Clerk
  • Sol Gorss

    as New York Pitcher (uncredited)
  • Lee Phelps

    as Umpire (uncredited)
  • Raymond Walburn

    as Drummer at baseball game (uncredited)
  • Spec O'Donnell

    as Young Man in Line (uncredited)
  • Leo White

    as Man in Phone Booth (uncredited)
Directing Frank Capra Director
Production Frank Capra Producer
Production Jack L. Warner Producer
Writing Joseph Kesselring Theatre Play
Writing Julius J. Epstein Screenplay
Writing Philip G. Epstein Screenplay
Crew Robert Burks Special Effects
Sound Max Steiner Original Music Composer
Editing Daniel Mandell Editor
Costume & Make-Up Orry-Kelly Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Perc Westmore Makeup Artist
Art Max Parker Art Direction
Sound C.A. Riggs Sound
Sound Hugo Friedhofer Orchestrator
Sound Leo F. Forbstein Original Music Composer
Camera Sol Polito Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up George Bau Makeup Artist
Crew Byron Haskin Special Effects
Production Eric Stacey Unit Production Manager
Sound Everett Alton Brown Sound Mixer
Camera Wesley Anderson Additional Camera
Directing Russell Saunders Assistant Director
Camera Mickey Marigold Still Photographer
Camera Harold Noyes Grip
Costume & Make-Up John Wallace Makeup Artist
Crew Bob Fender Unit Publicist