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Arsenic and Old Lace

Director:  Frank Capra
Year Released:  1944
Rating:  1.5

Unremarkable "screwball" "comedy" that's more the former and less the latter. Cary Grant and Bellamy make googly-eyes for the camera, the mood is uneven - it goes from black comedy to mock horror in a flash - and the effect, after two hours, is positively annoying. Grant said it's the least favorite of his performances, bothered by the 'overacting.' That pretty much sums it all up.

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