June 19, 2012

Arsenic and Old Lace at the Groton Public Library, June 19, 2012

As part of their weekly Classic Cinema Series, the Groton Public Library will screen Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Admission is free.

The program will begin at 2 pm in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2. For more information, please contact Linda Wallace at (860) 441-6750.

The Groton Public Library is located at 52 Newtown Road, Groton, Connecticut. Directions may be found on the library’s website.

The making of Arsenic and Old Lace is recounted in The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre by Stephen D. Youngkin, who interviewed director Frank Capra.

Filmed in the fall of 1941, Arsenic and Old Lace was one of several movies Peter Lorre made at Warner Bros. before the studio offered a long-term contract. By the time the film was released in 1944, Peter was a member of the Warners stock company and in the midst of one of the most productive periods of his career, which included appearances on most of the classic radio shows of the period and a House Act tour of cinemas.

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