Arsenic and Old Lace DVD

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Studio Criterion Collection
Format DVD
Genre Comedy
Cast Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Priscilla Lane
Original Language English
Number of Discs 1
Street Date October 11th , 2022
Runtime (in Minutes) 118
Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
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 (Cary Grant, cutting loose in a hilariously harried performance) returns home to Brooklyn, where his adorably dotty aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair, who both starred in the Broadway production) greet him with love, sweetness . . . and a grisly surprise: the corpses buried in their cellar. A bugle-playing brother (John Alexander) who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, a crazed criminal (Raymond Massey) who’s a dead ringer for Boris Karloff, and a seriously slippery plastic surgeon (Peter Lorre) are among the outré oddballs populating Arsenic and Old Lace, a diabolical delight that only gets funnier as the body count rises.

• New, restored 4K digital transfer
• New audio commentary featuring Charles Dennis, author of There’s a Body in the Window Seat!: The History of “Arsenic and Old Lace”
• Radio adaptation from 1952 starring Boris Karloff
• Trailer
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• PLUS: An essay by critic David Cairns
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