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Arsenic & Old Lace (1962)

TV Movie  -   -  5 February 1962 (USA)
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Mortimer Brewster
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Dorothy Stickney ...
Abby Brewster
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Martha Brewster
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Teddy Brewster
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Dr. Herman Einstein
Farrell Pelly ...
Rev. Dr. Harper
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Nathaniel Frey ...
Officer Klein
Dodie Heath ...
Elaine Harper (as Dody Heath)
Alan MacAteer ...
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26 July 2008 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a child on TV. I wonder if there is a kine scope or video of this Hallmark Hall of Fame show somewhere? It's truly a delightful play that was once performed at my high school back in the 1960's. As I remember the show generally had a non-film look. So probably a copy on film of this play is nonexistent. As I understand it, Karloff had originally played Jonathan Brewster in the initial run of the play. I would definitely be interested in buying this version if it were available. Raymond Massey does a creditable job as Jonathan in the filmed version but the impact of these lines are lessened somewhat. Those immortal lines spoken by Karloff as Jonathan Brewster: "He said I looked like Boris Karloff!"


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