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Arthur (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 17 July 1981 (USA)
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Alcoholic billionaire playboy Arthur Bach must marry a woman he does not love, or he will be cut off from his $750,000,000 fortune. But when Arthur falls in love with a poor waitress, he must decide if he wants to choose love or money.

Director:

Steve Gordon

Writer:

Steve Gordon
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Arthur Bach
Liza Minnelli ... Linda Marolla
John Gielgud ... Hobson
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Martha Bach
Jill Eikenberry ... Susan Johnson
Stephen Elliott ... Burt Johnson
Ted Ross ... Bitterman
Barney Martin ... Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour Thomas Barbour ... Stanford Bach
Anne De Salvo ... Gloria
Marjorie Barnes Marjorie Barnes ... Hooker
Dillon Evans Dillon Evans ... Plaza Maitre D'
Maurice Copeland Maurice Copeland ... Uncle Peter
Justine Johnston Justine Johnston ... Aunt Pearl
Paul Vincent Paul Vincent ... Plaza Waiter
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Storyline

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, with whom he could easily fall in love. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

I race cars, I play tennis, I fondle women, but I have weekends off and I am my own boss! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Sir John Gielgud's first name is, in fact, Arthur. 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: [to Ralph] If you and your undershirt will walk two paces backwards, I could enter this dwelling.
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Connections

Featured in The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers in the Night
(uncredited)
Music by Bert Kaempfert
Performed by Dudley Moore
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Genuinely witty!
16 September 2002 | by nocurfupaSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,719,534, 19 July 1981

Gross USA:

$95,461,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,461,682
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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