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Arthur (1981)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  17 July 1981 (USA)
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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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17 July 1981 (USA)  »

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Arturo, el millonario seductor  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$95,461,682 (USA)
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Dudley Moore was said to have based his performance partly on Peter Cook, whose excessive drinking had soured his and Moore's comedic partnership in the '70s. See more »

Goofs

Position of Arthur's top hat changes in the bathtub scene after Hobson places it on the edge. See more »

Quotes

Hobson: Would you remove your helmet, please?
Arthur: Why?
Hobson: Please.
[Arthur hands him his helmet]
Hobson: Thank you. Now your goggles.
Arthur: Why?
Hobson: Please.
[Arthur hands him his goggles]
Hobson: Thank you.
[slaps him across the face repeatedly]
[...]
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It's Only Love
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Performed by Stephen Bishop
Produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Stephen Bishop
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Genuinely witty!
16 September 2002 | by (Sarasota, FL) – See all my reviews

Ok, even if you can't stand Liza- this movie is truly hilarious! The scenes with John Gielgud make up for Liza. One of the true romantic comedy classics from the 20th century. Dudley Moore makes being drunk and irresponsible look cute and amusing and it is damn fun to watch! The one-liners are the best.


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