Arsenic And Old Lace

Arsenic And Old Lace

Synopsis

Theatre critic Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), a long-term opponent of marriage, is about to succumb to wedlock when he discovers a terrible family secret. This gloriously gruesome farce, based on a Broadway hit, has Peter Lorre as Dr Einstein, a plastic surgeon whose skills have had a startling effect on Mortimer’s criminal brother. Director Frank Capra admired Lorre’s talent for innovation and adopted many of his suggestions, allowing him and Grant to indulge their love of ad-libbing.