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Robert Hartung (adaptation)
Joseph Kesselring (play)
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Release Date:
5 February 1962 (USA) See more »
Beware those two charming, elderly ladies - especially if they offer you a glass of elderberry wine. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
George Schaefer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Hartung  adaptation
Joseph Kesselring  play "Arsenic and Old Lace"

Produced by
Robert Hartung .... associate producer
George Schaefer .... producer
Makeup Department
Ernest Adler .... hair stylist
Bob O'Bradovich .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard DiOrio .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrienne Luraschi .... associate director
Art Department
Warren Clymer .... settings
Robert Dolce .... graphic artist
Sound Department
James Blaney .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Posage .... lighting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Noel Taylor .... costumer
Music Department
Phebe Haas .... music supervisor
Other crew
Russel Crouse .... producer: stage play
Joan H. Frank .... for Compass Productions
John Edward Friend .... for Compass Productions (as John E. Friend)
Norman Hall .... stage manager
Sam Kirshman .... stage manager
Howard Lindsay .... producer: stage play
Arnold Rand .... video
Patti Reuben .... production assistant
O. Tamburri .... technical director
Sybil Trubin .... for Compass Productions
George R. Wynne Jr. .... for Compass Productions


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Arsenic & Old Lace (#11.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The original stage production ran on Broadway for 1444 performances, from January 10 1941 to June 17 1944.See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Classic line!, 26 July 2008
Author: Dagurasu from Japan

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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