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    Arsenic and Old Lace (Warner Brothers, 1944). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This hilarious comedy, based on a hit Broadway show, stars Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster, newly married to the lovely Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane). Unfortunately, Mortimer is the only sane member of his family - "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops," he quips - which includes doddering aunts Abby and Martha (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair), whose hobby is poisoning lonely bachelors, older brother Jonathan (Raymond Massey), a murderous escaped convict who arrives home with his partner in crime, Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre), and younger brother Teddy, who believes himself to be Theodore Roosevelt. Directed by Frank Capra, this off-the-wall comedy is of the highest order. Offered here is a lovely lobby card picturing Grant, Lane, Hull, and Adair. It has a crease in the top left, pinholes in the top center, several tears in the top border and top right repaired with tape on the reverse, a thin dust shadow in the bottom right, minor corner bumps, and light smudging. It is a highly desirable card from a classic movie. Fine/Very Fine.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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