Today I learned that serial killer Amy Archer-Gilligan, who ran a nursing home and murdered some of the residents, and one of her husbands, was the inspiration behind the Cary Grant movie, “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

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  1. FYI, Arsenic and Old Lace was a play before the movie, and the original cast included Boris Karloff — who was replaced by Erich von Stroheim.

    Having said that, I love the movie and watch it every Halloween!

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