Arsenic and Old Lace
After a run of 1,444 performances on Broadway, Frank Capra’s 1941 filmization of the blockbuster play was finally allowed to be released–in 1944. Dismissed even by its star Cary Grant, who disliked his manic (but hilarious) performance, it has since become one of Capra’s most beloved movies.
About John Landis
John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried Movie, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos!, Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.