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The Resource Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace, Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra

Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace, Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra

Label
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
Title
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra
Title variation
Arsenic and old lace
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • An easy-going drama critic is shocked to discover that his elderly aunts, the seemingly gentle-natured Abby and Martha, have a habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar of their old Brooklyn mansion
  • Mirthful murder Cary-ed off in slapstick, slap-happy style! Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce 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 ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, on sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) -- and only one night to make it turn out all right. 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. You'll die laughing. - Container
Cataloging source
JFN
Characteristic
videorecording
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Arsenic and old lace (Motion picture : 1944)
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Credits note
Art director, Max Parker ; director of photography, Sol Polito ; editor, Daniel Mandell ; music, Max Steiner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
  • In English, with optional subtitles in English or French
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A77 2000
PerformerNote
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson, Peter Lorre, Edward Everett Horton, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1991
  • 1909-2000
  • 1892-1978
  • 1889-1968
  • 1893-1966
  • 1888-1971
  • 1904-1986
  • 1917-1995
  • 1910-1963
  • 1877-1957
  • 1873-1953
  • 1902-1967
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  • Capra, Frank
  • Epstein, Julius J.
  • Epstein, Philip G.
  • Warner, Jack L.
  • Lindsay, Howard
  • Crouse, Russel
  • Steiner, Max
  • Grant, Cary
  • Lane, Priscilla
  • Massey, Raymond
  • Carson, Jack
  • Lorre, Peter
  • Horton, Edward Everett
  • Hull, Josephine
  • Adair, Jean
  • Kesselring, Joseph
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kesselring, Joseph
  • Kesselring, Joseph
  • Kesselring, Joseph
  • Serial murders
  • Aunts
  • Aunts
  • Serial murders
  • Homicide
  • Closed caption video recordings
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace, Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra
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Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1944
  • Title from title screen
  • Based on the play : Arsenic and old lace / by Joseph Kesselring
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Special features: Standard version -- Interactive menus -- Scene access -- Language: English mono -- Subtitles: English, French
  • A spree grows in Brooklyn -- What Mortimer's come to -- The Brewster house -- One thing at a time -- The two nicest aunts -- Murder will out -- Their little secrets -- An even dozen -- Gone to Panama -- Where Elaine stands -- A new gentleman -- Another Roosevelt -- Jonathan and Dr. Einstein -- Disagreeable -- Just the right size -- Lights and bodies out -- Elaine's bad timing -- A touching reunion -- What's the matter with Elaine? -- Who can that be? -- Window-seat worries -- O'Hara drops in -- If you tell, I tell -- Tie score -- Galloping insanity -- The Melbourne method -- Big dope -- To my dear dead brother -- O'Hara's opus -- Third-act brawl -- Rooney on the scene -- Teddy's term expires -- Bodies everywhere -- Sign, Dr. Einstein -- True confessions -- Not themselves
Control code
ocm44992960
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9780790743943
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569502529
  • 883929151615
  • 00012569502529
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
65025
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)44992960
System details
DVD (with chapter stops) ; Dolby digital ; NTSC 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace, Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1944
  • Title from title screen
  • Based on the play : Arsenic and old lace / by Joseph Kesselring
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Special features: Standard version -- Interactive menus -- Scene access -- Language: English mono -- Subtitles: English, French
  • A spree grows in Brooklyn -- What Mortimer's come to -- The Brewster house -- One thing at a time -- The two nicest aunts -- Murder will out -- Their little secrets -- An even dozen -- Gone to Panama -- Where Elaine stands -- A new gentleman -- Another Roosevelt -- Jonathan and Dr. Einstein -- Disagreeable -- Just the right size -- Lights and bodies out -- Elaine's bad timing -- A touching reunion -- What's the matter with Elaine? -- Who can that be? -- Window-seat worries -- O'Hara drops in -- If you tell, I tell -- Tie score -- Galloping insanity -- The Melbourne method -- Big dope -- To my dear dead brother -- O'Hara's opus -- Third-act brawl -- Rooney on the scene -- Teddy's term expires -- Bodies everywhere -- Sign, Dr. Einstein -- True confessions -- Not themselves
Control code
ocm44992960
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9780790743943
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569502529
  • 883929151615
  • 00012569502529
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
65025
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)44992960
System details
DVD (with chapter stops) ; Dolby digital ; NTSC 1
Video recording format
DVD

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