Arsenic and Old Lace Gets Criterion Blu-ray

Arsenic and Old Lace is the latest Cary Grant film to join The Criterion Collection with a restored 4K digital transfer arriving on Blu-ray. My original review from this past January: Arsenic and Old Lace, a black comedy directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant, is just as funny now as it was in 1944. Shot over the course of eight weeks in late 1941, the film wouldn’t see the light of day until…

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Arsenic and Old Lace: A Hysterical Classic

Arsenic and Old Lace, a black comedy directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant, is just as funny now as it was in 1944. Shot over the course of eight weeks in late 1941, the film wouldn’t see the light of day until 1944. Broadway plays are always a great source material for films. However, Broadway producers were always worried that movies would impact their attendance. At least, this was the case during the…

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Romance on the High Seas Sets Sail On Blu-ray

Romance on the High Seas, which features Doris Day’s on-screen debut, is among the latest classics to get a Blu-ray release from Warner Archive. At the film’s start Elvira Kent (Janis Paige) assumes her husband, Michael (Don DeFore), is cheating on her.  Likewise, Michael also assumes the same.  Elvira decides to book a pair of tickets for a cruise for their anniversary and Michael can’t make the trip because of work reasons.  What happens next…

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