Classic Film: Arsenic and Old Lace
Thursday, October 8 - Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, 118 minutes, B&W), directed by Frank Capra. For the Brewster clan, insanity runs in the family. Two sweet old aunts take it upon themselves to poison lonely old men with nothing to live for, as an act of charity. Their nephew, Mortimer, has just got married, and is trying to negotiate his way around the shenanigans of the house, while trying to keep his new bride from fleeing. Shady brother John returns from a world adventure involving using corpses to change his appearance to elude capture. The merry mayhem continues with bugle-blowing brother, Teddy, who is charged with burial duties.
Viewer's Choice is a collection of classic films that were selected by our classic film audiences in the Spring of 2009.
The Bush Library and the Bush Library Foundation present the Classic Film Series free of charge and invite anyone in the community interested in classic films to attend. Beverages are provided courtesy of Bryan Coca Cola Bottling Company and popcorn is available at no cost. Refreshments are available in the lobby in the hour preceding the start of each movie. All films are shown in the Hagler Auditorium of the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center unless otherwise noted and a speaker introduces each film. Parking is free and plentiful. For more information, please call Tracy at(979) 691-4014.