The contemporary critical reviews were uniformly positive. The New York Times critic summed up the majority view, "As a whole, Arsenic and Old Lace , the Warner picture which came to the Strand yesterday, is good macabre fun."  Variety declared, "Capra's production, not elaborate, captures the color and spirit of the play, while the able writing team of Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein has turned in a very workable, tightly-compressed script. Capra's own intelligent direction rounds out."  Harrison's Reports wrote: "An hilarious entertainment, it should turn out to be one of the year's top box-office attractions."  John Lardner of The New Yorker called the film "practically as funny in picture form as it did on the stage, and that is very funny indeed." 
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