Arsenic and Old Lace DVD

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$12.98
Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce on DVD—Arsenic and Old Lace—based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit, and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who play lonely geezers with poisoned libations, one sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one insane brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane)—and only one night to make it turn out alright. In this circus' center ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. This video will have you dying laughing.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 118 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Turner Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Frank Capra
  • Cast: Cary Grant , Raymond Massey , Priscilla Lane , Peter Lorre , Jack Carson , Josephine Hull , Jean Adair , James Gleason , Grant Mitchell , John Alexander , Edward Horton , Ed McNamara , Garry Owen , John Ridgely , Vaughan Glaser , Chester Clute , Charles Lane , Edward McWade , Leo White , Spencer Charters
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Color: Black & White
  • Release Date: 1944

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4.84.8(44 reviews)See all 44 reviews
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4.8

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4.8

(based on 44 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (38)
  • Engaging characters (37)
  • Original (20)
  • Great cinematography (14)
  • High production value (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (32)
  • Perfect gift (24)
  • Adult viewers (18)
  • Younger viewers (16)
  • Travel (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (30), Casual viewer (8), Avid moviegoer (6)

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4.0

Wacky and funny light-hearted comedy!

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from DE

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining

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      Comments about this product:

      Funny movie with rubber-faced Cary Grant, who is hilarious! Both Raymond Massey and Peter Lorre were perfectly cast as the wacky brother and his doctor-assistant. Light-hearted fun for family viewing!

       
      5.0

      Arsenic and Old Lace DVD

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      from Basin, WY

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Best Movie Ever
        • In The Car
        • Perfect Gift
        • Travel
        • Y Not Remake It
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        I watch this movie at least 3 times a month because it is so enjoyable. I love showing it to others and enjoy watching how happy they get when they see how great it is for all ages.

         
        5.0

        Very funny movie

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        from Neptune, NJ

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        Pros

        • Broadway Hit
        • Can watch again and again
        • Classic Farce
        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Lot's Of Laughs
        • Original

        Cons

        • No Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • All Viewers
        • Funny Movie
        • Great Characters
        • Perfect Gift
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        Great Movie, perfect casting, very funny, and you can watch it again and again. Nothing negative to say. It was and still is a perfect movie to watch.

         
        5.0

        funny funny funny

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        from Redding. Ca.

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Original

        Cons

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          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          love it

           
          4.0

          Cary Grant is hilarious!

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          from Union, SC

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Original

          Cons

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            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            purchased for at home use alone and to share with houseguests it is slapstick funny and great to lift moods

             
            5.0

            Capra is all over this film

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            from peekskill ny

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • High Production Value

            Cons

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              • For Pure Entertainment
              • Perfect Gift

              Comments about this product:

              A young Cary Grant and cast having a good
              fun-loving romp.

               
              5.0

              Great comedy

              By 

              from Gardnerville, NV

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              Pros

              • Cary Grant Is Terrific I

              Cons

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                  Comments about this product:

                  I have watched the movie 5 times already and I just got it a week ago.

                   
                  5.0

                  CLASSIC FUN

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                  from DUNEDIN, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

                  Cons

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                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    BOUGHT AS A GIFT FOR A FAMILY MEMBER WHO LIKES SMART COMEDIES. CLASSIC, WITTY AND SO MUCH FUN! BROUGHT BACK FOND MEMORIES!

                     
                    5.0

                    An old time favorite

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                    from Brownfield, Texas

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • In The Car
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Special Needs
                      • Travel
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      One of the best movies that I'v ever seen. I could watch this over, and over again.

                       
                      5.0

                      Love, love, love this movie !

                      By 

                      from Taunton, MA

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        I've watched this movie from the time I was a kid and I'm now in my 50's. This movie always makes me laugh. One of my favorite Cary Grant movies.

                         
                        5.0

                        .I will watch this movie over and over, I love it!!

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                        from Dexter, Oregon

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Informative
                        • Original

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                            Everything about this transaction was spot on perfect and I will order again!! Thank you for a first rate website with great ordering processes.

                             
                            4.0

                            A Wacky Halloween Classic

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                            from Mississippi

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • Original

                            Cons

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                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              A truly classic play. If only Boris Karloff could have been released to play Jonathan, as the part was written for him.

                              The ending of the play has the ladies breaking their tie with Jonathan by poisoning the asylum director. Apparently this was too much for the censors so the ending was changed. I think there exists a director's cut version with the correct ending. I wish I had that version.

                               
                              5.0

                              A Comedy Classic: Still funny after 70 plu years.

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                              from San Tan Valley, AZ

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • High Production Value
                              • Perfectly cast

                              Cons

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                                • Adult Viewers
                                • At Home

                                Comments about this product:

                                Film adaptations of stage plays don't always work out. But "Arsenic" never feels stagey or constrained.

                                 
                                5.0

                                HALLOWEEN FAVORITE!

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                                from Twin Cities, Minnesota

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining

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                                    We have a score of movies that we watch for every holiday on the calendar and this has always topped the list for Halloween.

                                    Cary Grant at his comedic best and a cast of supporting actors the make this a true classic.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    great movie,highly recommend

                                    By 

                                    from sherman ct

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                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      It will be a welcome addition to movie night.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Watch if you want to laugh !

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                                      from Wickenburg,Az.

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Informative

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        This is a good example of nonstop comedy. Cary Grant is great in this one. Good supporting cast too.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Wonderful Movie

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                                        from Fulton, Missouri

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                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Original

                                        Cons

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                                          • At Home

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          I love this movie and other old movies.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          GREAT MOVIE

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                                          from PITTSBURGH PA

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                                          Pros

                                          • Engaging Characters
                                          • Entertaining
                                          • Great Cinematography
                                          • High Production Value
                                          • Original

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Adult Viewers
                                            • At Home
                                            • Perfect Gift
                                            • Special Needs
                                            • Travel
                                            • Younger Viewers

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            I USE THIS MOVIE TO INTERTAIN MY FAMILY,FRIENDS AND MYSELF. IT MAKES YOU LAUGH A LOT. THERE IS NOTHING BAD ABOUT THIS MOVIE IT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A GREAT MOVIE THANK YOU JOE. L. MARMO

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            many good laughes

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                                            from lLogan, UT

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                                            Pros

                                            • Entertaining

                                            Cons

                                            • Not What I Expected

                                            Best Uses

                                            • At Home

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            little too much slap stick

                                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Arsenic and Old Lace

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                                            from Strodsburg, PA

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                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Disappointing
                                              • Not What I Expected
                                              • Poor Plot Development

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about this product:

                                                There was no continuity to the movie. At times it was just plain ridiculous. Too much slap-stick acting.

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