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Abby Brewster (Character)
from Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

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Alternate Names:
Aunt Abby Brewster


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  1. Arsenik og gamle kniplinger (2002) (TV) Played by Ghita Nørby

  2. Arsènic i puntes de coixí (1995) (TV) Played by Carme Molina

  3. Arsenic and Old Lace (1971) (TV) Played by Jenny Van Santvoort
    ... aka "Arsenicum en oude kant" - Belgium (original title)

  4. Arsenic and Old Lace (1969) (TV) Played by Helen Hayes
  5. Arsenik i stare cipke (1967) (TV) Played by Rahela Ferari
  6. Arsenic & Old Lace (1962) (TV) Played by Dorothy Stickney
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Arsenic & Old Lace (#11.3)" - USA (anthology series)
  7. Arsenicum en oude kant (1960) (TV) Played by Mary Smithuysen

  8. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1958) TV episode, Played by Peggy Mount
  9. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1957) TV episode, Played by Jean Cadell
  10. "The Best of Broadway"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1955) TV episode, Played by Helen Hayes

  11. "The Ford Theatre Hour"
        - Arsenic and Old Lace (1949) TV episode, Played by Josephine Hull (as Aunt Abby Brewster)
  12. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Played by Josephine Hull
    ... aka "Frank Capra's 'Arsenic and Old Lace'" - USA (complete title)

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From Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Mortimer Brewster: Look, Aunt Martha, men don't just get into window seats and die!
Abby Brewster: We know, dear. He died first.
Mortimer Brewster: Wait a minute! Stop all this. Now, look, darling, how did he die?
Abby Brewster: Oh, Mortimer, don't be so inquisitive. The gentleman died because he drank some wine with poison in it.
Mortimer Brewster: How did the poison get in the wine?
Martha Brewster: Well, we put it in wine, because it's less noticeable. When it's in tea, it has a distinct odor.
Mortimer Brewster: You mean, you... You put it in the wine!
Abby Brewster: Yes. And I put Mr. Hoskins in the window seat, because Reverend Harper was coming.
Mortimer Brewster: Now, look at me, darling. You mean, you mean you knew what you'd done and you didn't want the Reverend Harper to see the body?
Abby Brewster: Well, not at tea. That wouldn't have been very nice.
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