Arsenic And Old Lace

Arsenic And Old Lace


Arsenic And Old Lace review

Film description

In a Nutshell:

Cary Grant goes to stay with his two dear old aunts... and finds a few wee 'surprises' during his stay.



She passed out on Cary! No wonder... she's just discovered his favorite aunts have poisoned their 13th gentleman friend!


'No, no. I'm not a Brewster. I'm the son of a sea-cook!'

'And I'm not a cab driver, I'm a coffee pot!'

'Have you ever tried to persuade him that he wasn't Teddy Roosevelt?'


Mortimer Brewster is a drama critic who is finally getting married, despite his famous 'bachelor' image.

On the eve of the wedding Mortimer visits his two kooky aunts; apparantly the sweetest gentlest women ever to grace the earth.

However, on arrival Mortimer discovers they are actually homicidal maniacs who have just poisoned their 13th lodger.

Their excuse? They were lonely.

To add to Mortimer's distress his insane brother - who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, and screams 'CHARGE!' every time he walks up the stairs - has been in on the act.

'Teddy' helps by digging the graves (although he thinks he's digging the panama canal!) and burying these poor 'yellow fever victims'.

Mortimer has had enough and decides to have 'Teddy' sectioned at Happy Dales Care Home.

To complicate matters, Mortimer's other brother, wanted-murderer Jonny, and his plastic surgeon Dr Einstein (yes, really) turn up, on the run from the police, corpse in tow.

Before dawn Mortimer must get rid of Jonny and his creepy doctor, get 'Teddy' sectioned and convince his homicidal aunts that killing people is just plain wrong!

Written By: Laura Cunningham

Release Dates

UK DVD release
August 1st 2001