Arsenic and old lace / Warner Brothers Pictures ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra.
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Description
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Series
Criterion collection ; 1153
Criterion collection ; 1153.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; aspect ratio 1.37:1.
Language
In English; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson, Edward Everett Horton, Peter Lorre, James Gleason, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, John Alexander, Grant Mitchell.
Credits
Director of photography, Sol Polito ; film editor, Daniel Mandell ; music by Max Steiner.
Note
From the stage play by Joseph Kesselring.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
Aspect ratio 1.37:1.
Summary
Frank Capra adapted a hit stage play for this marvelous screwball meeting of the madcap and the macabre. On Halloween, newly married drama critic Mortimer Brewster returns home to Brooklyn, where his adorably dotty aunts greet him with love, sweetness...and a grisly surprise: the corpses buried in their cellar. A bugle-playing brother who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, a crazed criminal who's a dead ringer for Boris Karloff, and a seriously slippery plastic surgeon are among the outré oddballs populating Arsenic and Old Lace, a diabolical delight that only gets funnier as the body count rises.
Note
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer; New audio commentary; Radio adaptation from 1952; Trailer; Essay.
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ISBN
9781681439846
1681439840
Standard No.
715515277815
Music No.
CC3408D The Criterion Collection
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