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The story is a black comedy in which drama critic Mortimer Brewster Randall discovers that his elderly aunts Abby and Martha Stickney and Natwick respectively have been poisoning their lonely male guests. Boris Karloff reprised his role as Jonathan Brewster who is described by the other characters as resembling the Frankenstein star , which he had originated on Broadway. He had been unable to appear in Frank Capra's film due to a scheduling conflict, but had played Jonathan on television once before, in a adaptation for the CBS anthology series The Best of Broadway. Karloff and director Schaefer had previously performed the play during World War II, touring Pacific islands such as Kwajalein to entertain troops for Special Services. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.