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Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2013. ), Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019. A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs. I must be catching cold. Mortimer Brewster This is one of the greatest movies ever made. : Please try again. The actors were absolutely fantastic, as was the directing. Stage 19, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA. Each time Teddy goes upstairs, he yells "Charge!" A *secret* proclamation? This movie almost defines good humor! Very much like Hitchcock did in his later films where his cameos all appeared at the beginning of the film before the audience had become engrossed in the story. : Police Sgt. Release Dates 2 Reviews . Now, Mortimer desperately wants to protect the two serial murderers he loves, stop them from killing anyone else and keep his bride from discovering how deranged his family really is. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. Things get even more complicated when he learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are habitual murderers. Abby and Martha cheerfully explain that they are responsible, that as serial murderers, they minister to lonely old bachelors by ending their "suffering". Lots of laughs, with scarcely a moment to pause in the inanities. The two Brewster sisters work quite well off one another as well as the rest of the cast and Priscilla Lane is very sweet as the new Mrs. Brewster. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. He assumes in horror that Teddy's delusions have led him to murder. One of Capra's best! : Capra's own intelligent direction rounds out. For old Brooklyn: merging the Verrazano with the old stone church on Church ave and the Victorian houses of Flatbush and ditmas park. Teddy Brewster Written by TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (Arsenic and Old Lace / A Night at the Opera / The Long Long Trailer / Father of the Bride 1950), TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Cary Grant (Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House / My Favorite Wife / Night and Day / The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer), The Cary Grant Signature Collection (Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House / Destination Tokyo / The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer / My Favorite Wife / Night and Day), Cary Grant: Screen Legend Collection (Big Brown Eyes / Kiss and Make Up / Thirty Day Princess / Wedding Present / Wings in the Dark), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (DVD). Let me see. My compliments to the boys in the code department. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Teddy Brewster Take the name Brewster, take away the B, and what have you got? It seems like it should just be a cookie cutter romance movie but that couldn't be further from the truth. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Oh, no! It crows. Just this, Mr. President, the country is squarely behind you. For Boris Karloff. Directed by Frank Capra. I don't want to give away the plot because it really is best when you go in with virgin eyes. When you add in a murderous brother and Peter Lorre as the reluctant plastic surgeon, Cary Grant has every reason to wonder if he familial reasons for not going through with marrying the preacher's daughter next door. : Uh, well, that's what he presumes. Mortimer Brewster The original planned release date was September 30, 1942. This is one of the greatest movies ever made. Teddy Brewster And what does a rooster do? Absolutely nothing to report! Ingenious! : Mortimer Brewster We work hard to protect your security and privacy. I loved the expressions on his face in this film - priceless! : : Jonathan is also a serial murderer trying to escape from the police and dispose of his latest victim, Mr. Spinalzo. A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. : The aunts are a perfect mixture of sweet old ladies with a dark secret hidden in their basement. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2020. I have seen a stage version but prefer the film. That's what you think! Directed by Frank Capra. Jonathan's face, altered by Einstein while drunk, resembles Boris Karloff's Frankenstein monster makeup. Several illustrious forebears' portraits line the walls of the ancestral home. Three members of the original Broadway cast (Abby, Martha and Teddy) are joined by Priscilla Lane, Ray Milland and Peter Lorre (in an underplayed dry witty & satirical performance). Unable to add item to List. TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (Arsenic and Old Lace / A Night at the Opera / The Long Long Trailer / Father of the Bride 1950) Cary Grant 4.7 out of 5 stars 172 It's certainly different and worthy of four stars. TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (Arsenic and Old Lace / A Night at the Opera / The Long Long Trailer / Father of the Bride 1950) Cary Grant 4.7 out of 5 stars 172 While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. : I love this film! Mr. President, may I have the pleasure of presenting... Teddy Brewster One of those films that I even prefer dubbed (and this is of course not a criticism towards original acting, that is top), Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2018. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. The New York Times critic summed up the majority view, "As a whole, Arsenic and Old Lace, the Warner picture which came to the Strand yesterday, is good macabre fun.

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