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Lieutenant Rooney (Character)
from Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

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Arsenic and Old Lace -- Oscar-winner Cary Grant stars as a drama critic whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that his two spinster aunts have taken to poisoning their gentlemen house guests.

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Lt. Rooney / Mr. Witherspoon


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  1. Arsenik og gamle kniplinger (2002) (TV) Played by Peter Gilsfort (as Mr. Witherspoon) / Flemming Sørensen (as Mr. Witherspoon)

  2. Arsènic i puntes de coixí (1995) (TV) Played by Enric Serra (as Lt. Rooney)

  3. Arsenic and Old Lace (1971) (TV) Played by Lode Van Beek (as Lt. Rooney)
    ... aka "Arsenicum en oude kant" - Belgium (original title)

  4. Arsenic and Old Lace (1969) (TV) Played by Richard Deacon (as Mr. Witherspoon)
  5. Arsenik i stare cipke (1967) (TV) Played by Tasko Nacic (as Lt. Rooney) / Marko Marinkovic (as Mr. Witherspoon)
  6. Arsenic & Old Lace (1962) (TV) Played by Ralph Dunn (as Lt. Rooney) / Edward F. Cullen (as Mr. Witherspoon)
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Arsenic & Old Lace (#11.3)" - USA (anthology series)

  7. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1958) TV episode, Played by Jerry Stovin (as Lt. Rooney) / Noel Howlett (as Mr. Witherspoon)
  8. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1957) TV episode, Played by Charles Farrell / Arthur Ridley (as Mr. Witherspoon)
  9. "The Best of Broadway"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1955) TV episode, Played by Richard Bishop (as Lt. Rooney) / Edward Everett Horton (as Mr. Witherspoon)
  1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Played by James Gleason (as Lt. Rooney) / Edward Everett Horton (as Mr. Witherspoon)
    ... aka "Frank Capra's 'Arsenic and Old Lace'" - USA (complete title)

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From Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Lt. Rooney: Who are you? What's your name?
Mortimer Brewster: Well, usually I'm Mortimer Brewster, but I'm not quite myself today.
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