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Arthur (1981)

PG | | 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 ... See full summary »

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Thomas Barbour ...
Stanford Bach
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Marjorie Barnes ...
Hooker
Dillon Evans ...
Plaza Maitre D'
Maurice Copeland ...
Uncle Peter
Justine Johnston ...
Aunt Pearl
Paul Vincent ...
Plaza Waiter
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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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The most fun money can buy See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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17 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arturo, el millonario seductor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,719,534, 19 July 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$95,461,682
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kim Basinger read for the role of Linda Marolla. See more »

Goofs

When Hobson comes to Linda's apartment, she comes out of her bedroom and closes the door behind her. Later in the scene, the door has mysteriously opened. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: [to Burt Johnson's servant] Are you sure you want to be a nightclub comic?
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Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) See more »

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town
(uncredited)
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performed by Dudley Moore
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Genuinely witty!
16 September 2002 | by 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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