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Scenes We Love: Arsenic and Old Lace

25 February 2009 11:02 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Robin Williams is great and all, but he's no Teddy Roosevelt. I reserve that honor for John Alexander, the man who played Theodore in Frank Capra's wonderful Arsenic and Old Lace. (As well as Bob Hope's Fancy Pants!) Ever since I was a little girl, his work as the Roosevelt-obsessed brother of Cary Grant has always sent me into fits of laughter. Teddy's earnestness has a charm we don't often see, and that bugle -- I almost wanted one of my own to Charge! ahead.

If you've never seen this Capra film, you must. Some rave about that Christmas flick, but for me -- it's all about the perfectly paced black comedy. In fact, this is the film that hooked me into the world of dark comedy, and I never looked back.

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Capra was forced to cast Cary Grant in the starring role. »

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