Mortimer, a drama critic, has just got married and is about to go on his honeymoon when he discovers insanity runs in his family. His sweet maiden aunts poison lonely old men and have a number of corpses buried in the cellar.
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Amusing screwball comedy, but I agree that it probably went on too long. Coupled with that, I was disappointed that the aunts ultimately turned out to be less of a feature of the story than Mortimer's brother, Jonathan. Still, enjoyable for the rampant misunderstandings, and for Cary Grant's madcap performance in the lead role. Also, some really nice touches of expressionistic lighting here and there.
I wanted so badly to enjoy this picture, but saccharine, hamfisted Capra was there to thwart me at every turn. Way too broad, almost none of the jokes land well. Only saving graces were occasional moments of darkness from the spinsters and Cary Grant's physical comedy.