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Retrospective: Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic_And_Old_Lace_PosterHalloween is approaching -sort of- and I cannot think of a better way to honour it than with a film classic like this Cary Grant comedy.

All right, so it is not really a “typical” Halloween film: it is not horror, nor a thriller, but it takes place on Halloween night, so that will do.

Honestly, I just want an excuse to talk about it.

Arsenic and Old Lace is mostly a vehicle for Cary Grant to show his great comical skills, his ability to deliver great lines with a stoical face and his body language. He was a genius, and this film, even though he never liked the final result, is the proof nowadays that Grand could own the screen without Katharine Hepburn by his side or Alfred Hitchcock directing.

But let me tell you a bit about the plot: Continue reading

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