About

Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

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Directed by

Frank Capra

Written by

Julius J. Epstein (Screenplay)
Philip G. Epstein (Screenplay)
Joseph Kesselring (Theatre Play)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

She Passed Out On Cary! No Wonder . . . She's just discovered his favorite aunts have poisoned their 13th gentleman friend!

Cast

Keywords

murder marriage poison serial killer cemetery cellar corpse writer halloween insanity critic

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