Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Cellar's Crowded Already

When Jonathan (Raymond Massey) and Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre) prepare to bury Mr. Spenalzo’s corpse, Aunt Abby (Josephine Hull) and Aunt Martha (Jean Adair) object, and spill the beans on their own collection of stiffs.

Directed by Frank Capra.

Released in 1944 by Warner Bros..

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  • character-type: Doctor
  • character-type: Sidekick
  • character-type: Aunt
  • character-type: Murderer
  • action: Lecture
  • action: Tease
  • action: Threaten
  • editors-choice: Bad Guys
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Crime
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • mood: Quirky
  • mood: Witty
  • mood: Creepy
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Tie
  • prop: Bible
  • prop: Corpse
  • setting: House
  • theme: Age
  • theme: Accomplishment
  • theme: Competition
  • theme: Encouragement
  • actor: Peter Lorre
  • actor: Josephine Hull
  • actor: Jean Adair
  • actor: Raymond Massey
  • director: Frank Capra
  • producer: Jack L. Warner
  • producer: Frank Capra
  • cinematographer: Sol Polito
  • composer: Max Steiner
  • editor: Daniel Mandell
  • costume-designer: Orry-Kelly
  • role-name: Dr. Einstein
  • role-name: Abby Brewster
  • role-name: Jonathan Brewster
  • role-name: Martha Brewster
  • screenwriter: Joseph Kesselring
  • screenwriter: Philip G. Epstein
  • screenwriter: Julius J. Epstein
  • year: 1944
  • studio: Warner Bros.