The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

Arsenic and Old Lace 

A theater critic must deal with his spinster aunts who poison perspective boarders, his insane brother who recently escaped from prison and his fiancée who wants to get married sooner rather than later.

Director:

Marc Daniels

Writer:

Joseph Kesselring (play)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Bert Freed ... Teddy Brewster
Josephine Hull ... Aunt Abby Brewster
Boris Karloff ... Jonathan Brewster
Ruth McDevitt ... Aunt Martha Brewster
William Prince ... Mortimer Brewster
Anthony Ross ... Officer Patrick O'Hara
Edgar Stehli Edgar Stehli ... Dr. Einstein
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Storyline

A theater critic must deal with his spinster aunts who poison perspective boarders, his insane brother who recently escaped from prison and his fiancée who wants to get married sooner rather than later.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ford Motor Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first of three television opportunities for Boris Karloff to play Jonathan Brewster, the role he had created on Broadway. Fearing the impact on the box office, the stage producers would not release him for the film version and the part was played by Raymond Massey. The second aired on January 5, 1955 on The Best of Broadway. The third was broadcast on February 5 1962. See more »

Connections

Version of Arsenic and Old Lace (1969) See more »

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