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 ...
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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, with whom he could easily fall in love.Written by
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According to Producer Charles H. Joffe, Sir John Gielgud "never really understood the jokes he was giving." According to Liza Minnelli, Gielgud kept turning to her and Dudley Moore asking if what he just said was funny. After this movie came out, Gielgud wrote to journalist George Pitcher, explaining that he was "very bucked" at the success of this movie. "I thought Liza so very good, and underestimated by the critics", Gielgud added. "Dudley screams too much at first, but gets better all through and is very charming and cooperative in the scenes with me. We also got on so wonderfully well together, despite that appalling heat." See more »
Though Arthur never hands the stolen tie back to Linda, she has it as she walks away from the scene. See more »
Now, i will not deny that the 2011 remake was what brought me here, and also that i thoroughly enjoyed it. (despite my prior dislike of Mr brand)..
HOWEVER this movie, the original, showed how much better movies were 'back in the days'. Considering it was made exactly thirty years ago, i was surprised how much the comedy still stuck me with this gawkish grin through the whole thing...
I am outraged that Moore didn't win the Oscar for his performance! If Peter Cook (who Moore was said to have based Arthur on) was really like this when he was drunk then i don't why any comedians stay sober!
Now, without making unnecessary comparisons to the remake, i thought that considering that Dudley Moore was in his forties when he made this i couldn't deny his decidedly English charm oh and that laugh!
I am utterly ashamed i didn't know of this movie before, but at least thats something i can thank Russell for!
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