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Arsenic And Old Lace


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  Arsenic And Old Lace Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
8.20 /10
 
Starring
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Josephine Hull
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Directed by: Frank Capra
Written by: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein (assisted by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse) from Joseph Kesselring's play

 
 
 
Released: 1944
   
Genre: BLACK COMEDY
CRIME
THRILLER
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 118
 
 


 
Newlywed (Cary Grant, pictured) finds out his aunts are mass-murderers.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Black farce which some critics of the time found tasteless and cold-hearted. Many - though not all - found Cary Grant guilty of overacting (he is). The whole production is a bit stagey - but it's still funny, and much of the comic timing is razor-sharp.


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