For 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 (1943)|
|Rating: 8.0/10 (65,845 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: 21 Sep 1944
|Plot: A writer of books on the futility of marriage risks his reputation when he decides to get married. Things get even more complicated when he learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are habitual murderers.|