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The Best Of Broadway: Arsenic and Old Lace

A drama critic discovers that his two elderly aunts have been poisoning lonely older men to death. Things are complicated even further by the arrival of the critic's fugitive homicidal brother onto the scene.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Wednesday January 05th, 1955



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Guest Stars
Boris KarloffBoris Karloff
As Jonathan Brewster
Helen HayesHelen Hayes
As Abby Brewster
Billie BurkeBillie Burke
As Martha Brewster
Orson BeanOrson Bean
As Mortimer Brewster
Peter LorrePeter Lorre
As Dr. Einstein
Patricia BreslinPatricia Breslin
As Elaine Harper
John Alexander (3)John Alexander (3)
As Teddy Brewster
Edward Everett HortonEdward Everett Horton
As Witherspoon
Richard BishopRichard Bishop
As Lt. Tower
King CalderKing Calder
As Officer Brophy
Bruce Gordon (1)Bruce Gordon (1)
As Officer Klein
Episode Notes
Boris Karloff, John Alexander, and Bruce Gordon were members of the original Broadway cast of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Peter Lorre played Dr. Einstein in the 1944 film version of Arsenic and Old Lace.



Warning: The Best Of Broadway season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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