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.
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
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In the numerous scenes where Arthur and Hobson are both present, Arthur is always sober and, with only two exceptions in the hospital scene, Hobson speaks every comedic line. In every scene where Arthur is drunk he speaks every comedic line, and Hobson is absent. See more »
Position of Arthur's top hat changes in the bathtub scene after Hobson places it on the edge. See more »
Here's your tea.
I despise tea. Now, would you go to the bathroom and bring me two aspirin? You'll find them on the top shelf to the left, behind the untouched shaving cream.
[Ralph looks embarrassed and leaves the room. Hobson coughs]
That sounds bad. Have you seen a doctor?
Yes. And he has seen me.
You know, I think Arthur has a very good friend. May I kiss you on the cheek?
Is it something you feel strongly about?
[She kisses Hobson, who smiles, nods, and prepares to leave]
What about your ...
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Arthur Bach is decidedly unhappy in his life as a multi-millionaire and is attracted to people 'below him' in social standing - he pays for a hooker in the opening scenes and then is enormously attracted to a shoplifter.
He drinks quite a lot too, and sometimes he is driving while drinking, too, which of course is not funny, ever.
The movie is great but behind the comedy is some reality, too. John Gielgud wipes the floor with everyone else on screen and created a character for the ages. Talk about deserving an Oscar. Moore and Minnelli have their moments, but its Gielgud as "Hobson" you'll remember the most.
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