Monday, September 28, 2015

Arsenic and Old Lace - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Arsenic and Old Lace, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...



First off, here's the original trailer for the film:


While we'll never know how Karloff may have fared as Jonathan in the film version, we can get a sense of how his performance came across through this radio play version of the story broadcast by NBC in the fifties:


Here's the presentation we mentioned during the episode, offering a psychoanalysis of the Brewster family:



And here's an article discussing the true case that may have inspired Joseph Kesselring when he wrote the original play:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/true-crime-story-behind-classic-comedy-arsenic-old-lace-article-1.462904

Enjoy and thanks for listening!

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