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    Arsenic and Old Lace (Warner Brothers, 1944). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    A brilliant comedy of murder and manners, this delightful movie, directed by Frank Capra, stars Cary Grant as the charmingly normal Mortimer Brewster, who has recently married the lovely Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane). His life is turned upside down, however, when he discovers that his sweet old maiden aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) are homicidal maniacs, and that his older brother Jonathan (Raymond Massey), an escaped convict, is incensed that the family matriarchs are challenging his record for murder! Although Boris Karloff had famously originated the part of Jonathan Brewster on Broadway, he was still appearing on stage during production of this picture and was thus unavailable, leading to Massey's eventual casting in the role. This delightful half sheet, with a lovely image of Grant and Lane, has crossfold separation, slight fold wear, a small chip in the right border, pinholes in the corners and field, clear tape on the reverse, and a tear in the left side, but remains quite attractive and highly desirable. Folded, Fine.


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