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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


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Title: Arsenic and Old Lace [IMDb]


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Release date: September 23, 1944
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 118 minutes
IMDB genres: comedy, crime, thriller
Award Nominations: Best Archival Re-Recording of an Existing Score
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6768544

Cast and Crew

ActorRole
Cary GrantMortimer Brewster
Priscilla LaneElaine Harper
Raymond MasseyJonathan Brewster
Jack CarsonO'Hara
Edward Everett HortonMr. Witherspoon
Peter LorreDr. Einstein
James GleasonPolice Lt. Rooney
Josephine HullAbby Brewster
Jean AdairMartha Brewster
John AlexanderTeddy Roosevelt' Brewster
Grant MitchellReverend Harper
Edward McNamaraBrophy
Garry OwenTaxi Cab Driver
John RidgelySaunders
Vaughan GlaserJudge Cullman
Chester CluteDr. Gilchrist
Charles LaneReporter
Edward McWadeGibbs

Frank Capra: director

Max Steiner: composer

Leo F. Forbstein: musical director

Hugo Friedhofer: orchestrator


Film Statistics

Stats
Film duration: 1:57:54
Music duration: 00:35:40
Pages in score: 108
Total themes: 29
Themes with variants: 10
Total variants: 45
Total gestures: 8
Total underscoring sections: 12
Total underscoring duration: 00:04:10
Total instances: 125

Themes

Name Uses Variants
Here Comes the Bride 24 13
Happy Land 19 13
The Aunts 14 4
Scar 10 5
Jonathan 2 6 1
Home Sweet Home 4 2
Sidewalks of New York 4 4
Jonathan 3 1
Chromatic Fall 1 0
Funeral March 1 0
How Dry I Am 1 1
Knives 1 0
Molto Agitato 1 0
Mysterioso Pizzicato 1 0
Organ Stinger 1 0
Panic 1 0
Signature 1 0
Stinger 1 0
Take Me Out to the Ball Game 1 0
The Old Maid 1 0
The Victim 1 0
Transition 1 0

Theme Combinations

Name Uses
Home Sweet Home + Scar 1

Source Music

Name Uses
Break the News to Mother 2
Bugle Call 2
Rondo Alla Turca 1
Symphony No. 5: I 1
Two by Two 1
When Johnny Comes Marching Home 1

Gestures

Name
Blows out match
Chasing
Chasing 2
Opens window
Punching and falling
Pushing
Wind blowing
Wind blowing 2

Underscoring

Name
Comical
Dark
Dramatic
Mysterious
Tense