ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson
Turner/Warner Bros.; Directed by Frank Capra
Black and White; Not Rated; 118 minutes; 1944
Based on Joseph Kesselring's hit Broadway play, this madcap comedy is a blend of the bizarre and the mundane. A mild-mannered drama critic (Cary Grant) learns that his two kindly and loveable aunts have been poisoning people with elderberry wine. Two murderers (Peter Lorre and Raymond Massey) move into the auntsí house with the idea of adding a few corpses of their own.