‘1 Man 365 Films 365 Days’ – Day 7


Firstly I must apologise for the seriously bad grammer that have been going out in the posts, so note to self *must be proofread before hitting the publish button*

So just the one film today….

#8 / 365 – ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ (1944) – 118 mins
IMDB Challenge #6 / 250 – Ranked #238 – Via DVD Collection

Frank Capra’s screwball comedy starring the timeless Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster which centres around his two old sweet Aunts, well their not so sweet really as they have a habit of murdering gentleman with their elderberry wine, to which he shouts “Look I probably should have told you this before but you see… well… insanity runs in my family… It practically gallops.”

67 years old and this brilliant black comedy will still have you hooked and laughing until the end credits with its combination of madcap characters and writing. What makes the film though is Cary Grant who displays an array of comedic talent from his brilliant delayed timing to his extraordinary facial expressions. It’s also worth noting Peter Lorre’s performance as the wonderfully macabre plastic surgeon, Dr. Einstein.

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