Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

By Frank Capra

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1944-09-23
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Director: Frank Capra 271250891
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


Oscar-winner Cary Grant ("The Awful Truth," "Suspicion," "North by Northwest") stars as a drama critic whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that his two spinster aunts have taken to poisoning their gentlemen house guests and burying the bodies in their old Victorian home. A classic and hilarious black comedy based on the popular Broadway play. Directed and produced by Oscar-winner Frank Capra ("It's A Wonderful Life," "It Happened One Night," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"). Co-starring Oscar-winner Josephine Hull ("Harvey"). With Peter Lorre ("Casablanca," "M") and Oscar-nominee Raymond Massey ("East of Eden," TV's "Dr. Kildare") as two scheming murderers.


  • Love This movie

    By Britbrat5993
    This movie is so hilarious. One of my fav movies from Cary Grant.
  • Great movie, please release in HD

    By Steely Danny
    This is a great film. Please release in HD.
  • okieroni

    By Mrs Roni
    greatest movie ever
  • Re: Lifetime of laughs

    By drapesiPad
    I had the most incredible opportunity to watch this when I was a young child. Now in my later 30's; I'm still in love with this movie and get the giggles and deep chuckles as I did when I was little one!
  • A Cary Grant Classic

    By segabear
    Again Cary Grant proves to be a great comedic actor. Only Capra could have brought so much to so little. It is well paced and the actors are great. I love intellectual comedy and this is one of the best.
  • Disappointing

    By Xelda
    Maybe this is a good movie, but I feel like Cary Grant was horribly miscast. I watched with higher expectations due to Mr. Grant's presence. If Bob Hope or Danny Kaye had starred instead, I could have been prepared for the silliness. All the actors were capable enough and you get a real feel for time period it was portraying. Then insanity is introduced, situations produced and sadly, responses become contrived. If you've never seen it, prepare for it to get silly and weird. Hopefully, you won't be disappointed.
  • I love it

    By 3984394798
    This movie is utterly hilarious!
  • A great old classic!

    By jsnhnsckr787
    I grew up watching this movie, and to this day it's one of my favorites. Cary Grant and this hysterics, are completely hysterical to watch! "I'm not a Brewster, I'm the son of Sea Cook!" Also, Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha are such a funny duo of murderers. Their antics will have you rolling on the floor. Also Peter Lorre is funny to watch as Dr. Einstein.
  • I can't lie, but I love this movie.

    By courtney ninja (:
    Out of all the classic comedies I've seen this has probably made me laugh the most. It's hilarious and I LOVE IT!! When Cary Grant came in and saw Raymond Massey and said "What's that?" I almost died. But I gave it 4 stars because Cary Grant's character is SO annoying sometimes. Like when he figures out his aunts poison old men and he acts like an idiot while asking the aunts questions about it. (I don't know if that will make sense to you...I think I worded it wrong) It's just so annoying. And when he's tied up and the police officer is telling him about his play. That's annoying too. BUT this. It's FOR SURE a classic comedy (and one of the best) and you'll love it.
  • Family Favorite

    By The Flower Child
    Our whole family watched this movie together and loved it. I highly reccomend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet! It ROCKS!