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Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace

Author: Frank CapraJulius J EpsteinPhilip G EpsteinJack L WarnerHoward LindsayAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000] ©2000
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An easy-going drama critic is shocked to discover that his elderly aunts, the seemingly gentle-natured Abby and Martha, have a habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar of their old Brooklyn mansion.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Screwball comedy films
Comedy films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Joseph Kesselring; Joseph Kesselring
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Capra; Julius J Epstein; Philip G Epstein; Jack L Warner; Howard Lindsay; Russel Crouse; Max Steiner; Cary Grant; Priscilla Lane; Raymond Massey; Jack Carson; Peter Lorre; Edward Everett Horton; Josephine Hull; Jean Adair; Joseph Kesselring; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967),; Warner Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0790743949 9780790743943
OCLC Number: 44992960
Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in English or French. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from title frame.
Full screen (1.33:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1944.
Title from title screen.
Based on the play : Arsenic and old lace / by Joseph Kesselring.
Credits: Art director, Max Parker ; director of photography, Sol Polito ; editor, Daniel Mandell ; music, Max Steiner.
Cast: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson, Peter Lorre, Edward Everett Horton, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD (with chapter stops) ; Dolby digital ; NTSC 1.
Contents: Special features: Standard version --
Interactive menus --
Scene access --
Language: English mono --
Subtitles: English, French. A spree grows in Brooklyn --
What Mortimer's come to --
The Brewster house --
One thing at a time --
The two nicest aunts --
Murder will out --
Their little secrets --
An even dozen --
Gone to Panama --
Where Elaine stands --
A new gentleman --
Another Roosevelt --
Jonathan and Dr. Einstein --
Disagreeable --
Just the right size --
Lights and bodies out --
Elaine's bad timing --
A touching reunion --
What's the matter with Elaine? --
Who can that be? --
Window-seat worries --
O'Hara drops in --
If you tell, I tell --
Tie score --
Galloping insanity --
The Melbourne method --
Big dope --
To my dear dead brother --
O'Hara's opus --
Third-act brawl --
Rooney on the scene --
Teddy's term expires --
Bodies everywhere --
Sign, Dr. Einstein --
True confessions --
Not themselves.
Other Titles: Arsenic and old lace (Motion picture : 1944)
Arsenic and old lace
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra.

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An easy-going drama critic is shocked to discover that his elderly aunts, the seemingly gentle-natured Abby and Martha, have a habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar of their old Brooklyn mansion.

Mirthful murder Cary-ed off in slapstick, slap-happy style! Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, on sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) -- and only one night to make it turn out all right. In this circus' center ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You'll die laughing. - Container.

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