Arsenic and Old Lace (movie)

Arsenic and Old Lace is a film directed by Frank Capra based on a play (see Arsenic and Old Lace (play)) by Joseph Kesselring. The script was adapted by Julius J. Epstein. Capra actually filmed the movie in 1941 but it was not released until 1944 while the studio waited for the stage version to finish its run on Broadway.

In addition to Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster, the film also starred Josephine Hull and Jean Adair as the Brewster Sisters, Abby and Martha, respectively. Both Hull and Adair reprised their roles from the original 1941 stage production as well as John Alexander as Teddy.

Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow.

The film concerns a theatre-hating drama critic and confirmed bachelor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) who on his wedding day must cope with his bizarre family, especially his two elderly aunts who live in the old family home in Brooklyn.

Mortimer's aunts are "kindly" serving lonely old bachelors elderberry wine poisoned with arsenic and then burying the bodies in the basement. His younger brother Teddy thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and yells "Charge!" when running up the stairs (after Teddy Roosevelt's 'charge up San Juan Hill'). Mortimer's other brother Jonathan (Raymond Massey), a wanted murderer whose face resembles that of Frankenstein's creature (as portrayed by Boris Karloff, a comparison frequently made in the film's dialogue), arrives with a surgeon, Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre) in tow. Eventually, Mortimer is overjoyed to discover that he is not biologically related to these insane people, and is actually the son of a sea cook.


This page about Arsenic and Old Lace includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Arsenic and Old Lace
News stories about Arsenic and Old Lace
External links for Arsenic and Old Lace
Videos for Arsenic and Old Lace
Wikis about Arsenic and Old Lace
Discussion Groups about Arsenic and Old Lace
Blogs about Arsenic and Old Lace
Images of Arsenic and Old Lace

Eventually, Mortimer is overjoyed to discover that he is not biologically related to these insane people, and is actually the son of a sea cook. The Durham Bulls team itself in real-life has become one of the most famous minor league teams in the United States (topped only by the Birmingham Barons during the years Michael Jordan tried baseball), and has moved from A (Single-A rookie) level to AAA (players who are one call away from 'The Show') status, complete with a larger stadium built in the 1990s to accommodate the growing crowds and the shift to AAA as a minor league affiliate to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (during the film's time period, the Bulls were with the Atlanta Braves). Einstein (Peter Lorre) in tow. Most of all, it revived interest in minor league baseball, which had been stagnating in small-town areas for decades, to where minor league teams achieve decent attendance and are even subject to relocation/bidding wars between communities. Mortimer's other brother Jonathan (Raymond Massey), a wanted murderer whose face resembles that of Frankenstein's creature (as portrayed by Boris Karloff, a comparison frequently made in the film's dialogue), arrives with a surgeon, Dr. Some say it can also have been the cause for the life of Steve Dalkowski to become recently a featured article in the wikipedia. His younger brother Teddy thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and yells "Charge!" when running up the stairs (after Teddy Roosevelt's 'charge up San Juan Hill'). Many quotes and scenes have become popular, including the scene where the team's coach berates the players as 'lollygaggers' in the shower, the scene where Crash creates a 'rain-out' so his teammates can have a day off a grueling road trip, and the pitching mound scene where the entire team gathers to discuss how to fix all the curses and bad luck they're having, as well as figuring out what to get a fellow teammate for his impending wedding.

Mortimer's aunts are "kindly" serving lonely old bachelors elderberry wine poisoned with arsenic and then burying the bodies in the basement. After 'Durham' came out Hollywood began releasing more sports, and especially baseball, movies after the genre had slipped from view. The film concerns a theatre-hating drama critic and confirmed bachelor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) who on his wedding day must cope with his bizarre family, especially his two elderly aunts who live in the old family home in Brooklyn. Costner especially would later play baseball players and fans in other movies, especially Field of Dreams. Both Hull and Adair reprised their roles from the original 1941 stage production as well as John Alexander as Teddy. It became a major career moment for the lead cast members. In addition to Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster, the film also starred Josephine Hull and Jean Adair as the Brewster Sisters, Abby and Martha, respectively. Bull Durham became a minor hit when released, and has since been considered one of the best, if not the best, sports movie ever made.

Capra actually filmed the movie in 1941 but it was not released until 1944 while the studio waited for the stage version to finish its run on Broadway. Meanwhile, as Nuke matures the relationship between Annie and Crash grows, until it becomes obvious that the two of them are right for each other, except for the fact that Annie's with Nuke now... Epstein. Annie and Crash then work, in their own way, and with a lot of animosity from Crash, to shape Nuke into a big-league pitcher: Annie by playing mild bondage games, reading poetry to Nuke, and getting the rookie to think in alternative ways; Crash by forcing Nuke to learn 'not to think', by letting the catcher make the pitching calls (memorably at two points telling the batters what pitch was coming after Nuke had shaken off Crash's calls), and lecturing to Nuke about the major leagues with both the pressure in facing big league hitters that can hit Nuke's 'heat' (fastballs) and the pleasure of enjoying life in 'The Show' that Crash briefly lived for "the twenty-one best days of my life" and has tried desperately for years to get back to. The script was adapted by Julius J. Annie flirts with Crash and Nuke but Crash walks out, noting he's too much a veteran to 'try out' for anything, although before leaving he and Annie share some sparks of mutual interest. Arsenic and Old Lace is a film directed by Frank Capra based on a play (see Arsenic and Old Lace (play)) by Joseph Kesselring. Thrown into the mix is Annie (Sarandon, the character named from the 'baseball Annie' groupies), a life-long spiritual seeker who latched onto the 'Church of Baseball' and has, every year, taken on a prospect with the Bulls to be a lover/student.

Costner stars as 'Crash' Davis (the name based on an actual baseball player), a veteran of countless years in the minor leagues unwillingly sent down to single-A Bulls for a specific purpose: to educate a hotshot rookie pitcher 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Robbins) about being a major-league talent, and to get Nuke to control his haphazard pitching. Also featured are Robert Wuhl and Max Patkin, the "Clown Prince of Baseball.". It depicts the players and fans of the Durham Bulls, a minor league baseball team in Durham, North Carolina. Bull Durham stars Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.

It is based upon the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton. Bull Durham is a 1988 American movie about love and baseball. "Don't think: you can only hurt the ball club." –Crash Davis. "Why's he calling me meat?" –Nuke LaLoosh.

Okay, let's get two!" –Larry. "...candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where she's registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware pattern. "Bad trades are part of baseball; I mean who can forget Milt Pappas for Frank Robinson for gosh sakes." –Annie. [pause] Think about that." –Nuke LaLoosh.

it rains. And sometimes.. "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose.

07-24-14 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php PAD File Directory Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Display all your websites in one place HereIam.tv Celebrity Homepages Charity Directory Google+ Directory Move your favorite Unsigned Artist to the Top of the List Bet Real Money Heads-Up Against Other Users