U.S., 1944, 118 min, 35mm, Dir. Frank Capra, Not Rated, Warner Bros.
Arsenic and Old Lace
“One of the most beloved and popular comedies from Hollywood’s Golden Era.” – Lou Lumenick, New York Post
There is no place like home. Cary Grant is alarmed to discover his sweet aunts treating lonely old men to spiked elderberry wine. Plastic surgeon Peter Lorre has rearranged Raymond Massey’s features in a drunken stupor during the Late Show and made him up to look like Frankenstein’s monster ... . Director Frank Capra made his share of American classics (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Meet John Doe) with a strong political undertow. In the madcap black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace the only principle he’s defending is the right to make all of the people laugh all of the time.
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This film screening is made possible by a generous donation from the Harry & Mary Perrin Fund of the Coral Gables Community Foundation and hosted by Don & Jeannett Slesnick.
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