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    Arsenic and Old Lace (Warner Brothers, 1944). Six Sheet (81" X 81").
    When pretty Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane) marries the seemingly-normal Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), she has no idea the kind of family with which she's become involved. Mortimer's aunts, Abby and Martha (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) regularly dispose of bachelors by giving them elderberry wine dosed with arsenic, his older brother, Jonathan (Raymond Massey), is an escaped convict, and his younger brother, Teddy (John Alexander) believes himself to be Theodore Roosevelt. When Jonathan returns home, accompanied by the obsequious Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre), and begins a murder competition with his aunts, things really get strange! Directed by Frank Capra, this is the film version of the ultra-successful stage show. This highly desirable six sheet shows toning, slight crossfold separations, and some extra creasing at the folds, but is, overall, a very attractive and desirable piece. This is the only known copy that we are aware of. From the Todd Feiertag Collection. Fine/Very Fine.


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