Was there a remake of Arsenic and Old Lace?

Since its theatrical release in 1944 only one attempt has been made to remake Frank Capra’s “Arsenic and Old Lace and the fact that it came in the form of a “made for TV” movie made it seem, at first glance, even greater sacrilege. The production is, nonetheless, first class.

Who wrote the play Arsenic and Old Lace?

Joseph KesselringArsenic and Old Lace / PlaywrightJoseph Otto Kesselring was an American playwright who was best known for writing Arsenic and Old Lace, a hit on Broadway from 1939 to 1944 and in other countries as well. Wikipedia

Who played Mortimer Brewster on Broadway?

Allyn Joslyn
Allyn Joslyn as Mortimer Brewster. Boris Karloff as Jonathan Brewster.

What does Teddy think he is digging in the cellar?

Teddy invites Einstein to join him in the cellar, where he is supposedly digging the Panama Canal. Einstein quickly returns and confides to Jonathan that there is a hole large enough to bury Mr. Spenalzo (a man Jonathan recently killed) after everyone goes to bed.

What is Mortimer Brewsters occupation?

**Mortimer Brewster:**Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

What does Teddy yell as he is running up the stairs?

Mortimer’s brother, Teddy, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, resides with them. Each time Teddy goes upstairs, he yells “Charge!” and takes the stairs at a run, imitating Roosevelt’s famous charge up San Juan Hill.

Who played Jonathan Brewster?

Raymond MasseyArsenic and Old Lace
Boris KarloffArsenic & Old Lace
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What famous film actor played the part of Jonathan Brewster on Broadway?

Boris Karloff
On the Broadway stage, Boris Karloff played Jonathan Brewster, who is said to “look like Boris Karloff”.

What happened to Jonathan in Arsenic and Old Lace?

Spenalzo (a man Jonathan recently killed) after everyone goes to bed. Once the lights are out and everyone is supposedly asleep, Teddy goes to the window seat to get Mr. Hoskins, and Jonathan and Einstein go to their car to get Mr.

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