After the success of Notorious last year, join us for a second partnership with the Cary Grant Festival for this dark comedy starring Cary Grant and Jean Adair.
Taking place in Averys Cellars, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine before the film, with a wine tasting curated by the resident experts at Averys.
1944 | PG | 115 mins
Newly-wed drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) frantically tries to embark on his honeymoon with impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane), but has to contend with his well-meaning but ditzy old aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair), who have been bumping off lonely elderly gentlemen with their lethal elderberry wine (spiked with arsenic, strychnine and “just a pinch of cyanide”). If that isn’t enough, he also has to juggle his sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) – a dead-ringer for Boris Karloff, who played the original lead in the original 1941 Broadway play – and his sidekick Dr Einstein (Peter Lorre), as well as his other unhinged brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt (John Alexander).
Starring: Cary Grant | Josephine Hull| Jean Adair
Director: Frank Capra
Screenplay: Julius J. Epstein | Philip G. Epstein
Producer: Frank Capra | Jack L. Warner