Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Son of a Sea Cook!

When he discovers that he is not actually a Brewster, Mortimer’s (Cary Grant) last doubts about marriage are erased, and he sweeps Elaine out the door and onto their honeymoon – after she discovers the bodies in the basement.

Directed by Frank Capra.

Released in 1944 by Warner Bros..

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  • character-type: Cab Driver
  • character-type: Police Officer
  • character-type: Aunt
  • character-type: Wife
  • action: Hug
  • action: Yell
  • action: Run
  • action: Kiss
  • editors-choice: Endings
  • editors-choice: Kissing
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Crime
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • mood: Romantic
  • mood: Goofy
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Grave
  • prop: Window
  • prop: Door
  • setting: Outdoors
  • setting: House
  • theme: Discovery
  • theme: Love
  • theme: Caring
  • actor: Garry Owen
  • actor: Priscilla Lane
  • actor: Edward McNamara
  • actor: James Gleason
  • actor: Cary Grant
  • 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: Brophy
  • role-name: Lt. Rooney
  • role-name: Mortimer Brewster
  • role-name: Taxi Cab Driver
  • role-name: Elaine Harper
  • screenwriter: Joseph Kesselring
  • screenwriter: Philip G. Epstein
  • screenwriter: Julius J. Epstein
  • year: 1944
  • studio: Warner Bros.