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 »
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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After Linda first meets Arthur she says that he looks like one of Santa's little helpers. Dudley Moore went on to play the part of Patch one of Santa's elves in Santa Claus: The Movie in 1985. See more »
During Arthur's engagement party a live band is playing. At one point, you can clearly hear a hi-hat while you see the drummer play cymbals. See more »
So, how rich are you?
Let's put it this way, I wish I had a dime for every dime I have.
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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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