Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
Dudley Moore plays a composer who suspects his wife of cheating. He plots to kill her and frame it on her lover. The whole movie sort of compares his expectations of a perfect result to reality. In the end nothing turns out as planned.
A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less ... See full summary »
Mary Tyler Moore,
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she will make something of him the family expects. Arthur proposes but then meets a girl with no money who he could easily fall in love with. Written by
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Reportedly, when Dudley Moore was doing the mansion moose head sequence, a lighting technician laughed so much that he fell off his ladder. See more »
The length of Arthur's hair changes back and forth throughout the final scenes. See more »
My mother died when I was six.
[bangs his fist on the table]
Son of a bitch! Don't they know what they do to kids?
My father raped me when I was twelve.
So, you had six relatively good years? I'm sorry. Listen, my father screwed me, too.
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Arthur, drunk again!
It's hard to put your finger on this one. Basically I suppose it's a comedy about an idle rich drunk who falls in love with a (comparatively) poor girl, whom he wants to marry at the risk of being disowned by his family.
It has funny moments, romantic moments, and touching moments. Dudley Moore is funny and somehow makes his self-centred character endearing, Liza Minelli is a convincing foil as the the feisty opposite he attracts, but John Gielgud steals the show as Arthur's wonderfully sarcastic butler.
It's corny but great fun with a memorable soundtrack, and ran for nearly 3 months at our local fleapit.
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