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    Arsenic and Old Lace (Warner Brothers, 1944). Insert (14" X 36"). Frank Capra made this adaptation of the famous play as a quick project just before he went off to direct the War Department's "Why We Fight" series during World War II. It stars Cary Grant as drama critic Mortimer Brewster, a man who discovers that his two saintly old aunts, Martha and Abby, have a nasty habit of killing lonely old men and, with the help if their bugle-blowing nephew Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, burying them in the cellar. "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops," quips Teddy. Add to the mix another nephew Jonathan, who's also a killer, and his creepy little alcoholic side kick Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre), and the results are one of Hollywood's true comedy classics. Shot in 1941, it sat for three years until the Broadway show finished its run. There is border soiling in the lower left, minor corner bumps, and a slight extra horizontal fold in the top section of the poster. Fine/Very Fine.

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