|Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 N/R, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Thriller
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, Raymond Massey, Priscilla Lane, Jack Carson, Edward Everett Horton, Peter Lorre, James Gleason, John Alexander, John Ridgely, Edward McNamara, Grant Mitchell
This classic comedic tale is about the predicament of Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) who discovers that his old maid aunts have been poisoning lonely old men and burying them in the basement. Adding to the quirky household is Uncle Teddy (John Alexander) who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. Cary Grant excels in his role of the nephew who must bring sense to the chaos. Cary Grant: "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."
|Harvey 1950 N/R, 103 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake, Victoria Horne, Cecil Kellaway, Jesse White, Wallace Ford, Nana Bryant, Clem Bevans, William H. Lynn, Grayce Mills, Gino Corrado, Ida Moore, Dick Wessel
James Stewart plays Elwood P. Dowd, a middle-aged eccentric who often drinks too much. Elwood has an imaginary friend–a very tall rabbit named Harvey. This social commentary on sanity pits Elwood against his social-climbing relatives. Josephine Hull won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her fine performance as Elwood's sister Veta Louise Simmons. Stewart received a nomination for Best Actor.
|Oscar: Best Supporting Actress for All About Eve (1950)|
1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
2. Harvey (1950)
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