Arsenic and Old Lace
Beginning with acts such as Abbott and Costello, and episodes of "I Love Lucy," humor is often the result of a misunderstanding. In the movie, "Arsenic and Old Lace," the plot combines murder and insanity. "Arsenic and Old Lace," seemingly outlines a mystery or drama, however with the addition of misunderstanding, it becomes a comedy. The humor is drawn from the characters' relationships with one another as well as the characters
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Brewster, rather a son of a sea boat captain.
"Arsenic and Old Lace," is not the typical comedy, yet contains all of the elements necessary to fit into the humor genre. The idea of being misunderstood is one so common; it has appeared in many films, both drama and comedy. "Arsenic and Old Lace" contains a plot that is unique. The movie's ideas alone are common, yet together they mix an unusual blend of humor.