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Genre Comedy
Running Time 118 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Sep 23, 1944
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts (Josephine Hull, Jean Adair), disturbed uncle (John Alexander) ], and homicidal brother (Raymond Massey), he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

Cary Grant Mortimer Brewster
Raymond Massey Jonathan Brewster
Priscilla Lane Elaine Harper
Peter Lorre Dr. Einstein
Jack Carson Officer Patrick 'Pat' O'Hara
Josephine Hull Aunt Abby Brewster
Jean Adair Aunt Martha Brewster
James Gleason Lt. Rooney
Grant Mitchell Reverend Harper
John Alexander Theodore 'Teddy Roosevelt' Brewster

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