Arsenic and Old Lace
Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out Show more... his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse.
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Variety Staff Despite the fact that picture runs 118 minutes, Frank Capra has expanded on the original play [by Joseph Kesselring] to a sufficient extent to maintain a steady, consistent pace.
Dave Kehr The timing is abysmal throughout, turning fast pace into numbing frenzy.
Geoff Andrew Dusty but gentle entertainment.