Top Movies... Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)


ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944) 1hr 58min R Sept 23, 1944 D- Frank Capra W- Epstein Bros C- Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey

"Insanity runs in my family, it practically gallops."

Vehemently anti-marriage drama critic Cary Grant changes his mind and marries adorable Priscilla Lane and brings her home so she can pack her bags for their honeymoon while he runs in to say hello (and goodbye) to his two sweet old lady aunts and his deranged brother Teddy who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt.   While there he discovers his aunts are actually homicidal serial killers just as his other half brother, the serial killer Jonathan Brewster, comes home.

If that doesn't sound like a funny premise trust me it is.

This is easily one of the funniest movies I've ever seen and its a perfect Halloween themed movie.  Cary Grant felt he over-acted, and he does, but it fits the screwball nature of this black comedy.