Arsenic and Old Lace is a American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and. Comedy · A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal .. Trivia. Low-key lighting was used throughout, to give the film its spooky Halloween tone. See more». 29 Aug Though the movie rights for Arsenic and Old Lace were set up so that the film could not be released until , director Capra shot the film.
Cary Grant allegedly never cared for his performance in Arsenic and Old Lace. It's perhaps his broadest performance in a screwball comedy, but I can't imagine . You can't go wrong with this movie. It's laugh out loud funny, it's scary, and it's kooky in an enjoyable way. Cary Grant is amazing in this film; hamming it up. Arsenic and Old Lace () is a frenzied, hilarious, madcap black comedy from celebrated director Frank Capra. The slapstick film, with murderous aunts.
17 Oct Frank Capra's film version of “Arsenic and Old Lace,'' released 70 years ago and showing Saturday (Oct. 18) at Film Forum, is one of the.