UW Cinematheque - Peter Lorre: The Mad and the Bad
Arsenic and Old Lace | USA | 1944 | 35mm | 118 min. Director: Frank Capra
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey This charmingly morbid screwball comedy teams up director Capra and leading man Grant for their only film together. The complex story involves two elderly sisters who commit “mercy” killings, Grant as their drama critic nephew, his new bride, and his two brothers – one who is convinced he’s Teddy Roosevelt and the other (Massey) a serial killer on the run with a drunken plastic surgeon played by Lorre.