Episode 132 – Arsenic and Old Lace

, with special guest:

Arsenic and Old LaceFor this episode, we sort of followed Boris Karloff to a classic screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra. Arsenic and Old Lace was based on a stage play that featured Boris Karloff. He’s not in the movie, though. We’ll explain why. Alex Wick joins us to see if this 1941 comedy is still funny to a 19-year-old. ¬†For the most part, it still is!

Up next, we are going to be watching Bride of Frankenstein!

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Arsenic and Old Lace poster Rating: 8.0/10 (61,610 votes)
Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Julius J. Epstein (screen play), Philip G. Epstein (screen play), Joseph Kesselring (play)
Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Released: 23 Sep 1944
Plot: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

 

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