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Arsenic and Old Lace

VINTAGE SCREENINGS

FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER | DOORS: 19:00 | FILM START: 19:15 | APPROX END: 21:15

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.

THE FILM

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 

 

 

Tickets

67 available
Arsenic & Old Lace - Standard£25.00Over-18s only