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Arsenic & Old Lace (1962)

Beware those two charming, elderly ladies - especially if they offer you a glass of elderberry wine.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Beware those two charming, elderly ladies - especially if they offer you a glass of elderberry wine.

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5 February 1962 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Arsenic & Old Lace (#11.3)  »

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The second and last television broadcast in which Boris Karloff plays Jonathan Brewster, the role he created on stage. Producers prevented him from joining many of the original cast for the film adaptation for fear of the impact on the Box Office. See more »

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Version of Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) See more »

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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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