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Martha Brewster (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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Aunt Martha Brewster


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  1. Arsenik og gamle kniplinger (2002) (TV) Played by Malene Schwartz

  2. Arsènic i puntes de coixí (1995) (TV) Played by Conxita Bardem

  3. "Au théâtre ce soir"
        - Arsenic et vieilles dentelles (1971) TV episode, Played by Gabrielle Doulcet
  4. Arsenic and Old Lace (1971) (TV) Played by Cara Van Wersch
    ... aka "Arsenicum en oude kant" - Belgium (original title)

  5. Arsenic and Old Lace (1969) (TV) Played by Lillian Gish
  6. Arsenik i stare cipke (1967) (TV) Played by Vuka Dundjerovic
  7. Arsenic & Old Lace (1962) (TV) Played by Mildred Natwick
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Arsenic & Old Lace (#11.3)" - USA (anthology series)
  8. Arsenicum en oude kant (1960) (TV) Played by Carla de Raet

  9. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1958) TV episode, Played by Dorothy Dewhurst
  10. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1957) TV episode, Played by Marda Vanne
  11. "The Best of Broadway"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1955) TV episode, Played by Billie Burke

  12. "The Ford Theatre Hour"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1949) TV episode, Played by Ruth McDevitt (as Aunt Martha Brewster)
  13. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Played by Jean Adair
    ... aka "Frank Capra's 'Arsenic and Old Lace'" - USA (complete title)

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From Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Martha Brewster: [about the men they have poisoned] Let me see, now. This is eleven, isn't it, Abby?
Abby Brewster: Oh, no, dear. This makes twelve.
Martha Brewster: Abby, dear. I think you're wrong. This one is only eleven.
Abby Brewster: No, dear, because I remember when Mr. Hoskins first came in, it occurred to me that he'd make just an even dozen.
Martha Brewster: But, Abby, dear. I really don't think you should count the first one.
Abby Brewster: Oh, I was counting the first one, and that makes it twelve.
Martha Brewster: It does? Well, she's probably right. Abby usually is. I get them mixed up sometimes.
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