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Arthur spends his time with booze and whores. His dad has a wife lined up for him that he keeps rejecting - until it's her or being cut off from $750,000,000. Then he goes shopping where he... See more »

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations.
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Arthur Bach
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Linda Marolla
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Hobson
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Martha Bach
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Susan Johnson
Stephen Elliott ...
Burt Johnson
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Bitterman
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Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour ...
Stanford Bach
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Gloria
Marjorie Barnes ...
Hooker
Dillon Evans ...
Plaza Maitre D'
Maurice Copeland ...
Uncle Peter
Justine Johnston ...
Aunt Pearl
Paul Vincent ...
Plaza Waiter
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
Secretary
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Executive
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Saleslady
Irving Metzman ...
Security Guard
Joe Doolan ...
Kid in Street
John Doolan ...
Kid in Street
Melissa Ballan ...
Kid in Street
Florence Tarlow ...
Mrs. Nesbitt
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Plant Store Owner
Gordon Press ...
Prize Man
Bob Maroff ...
Prize Man
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Harriet (as Marcella Lowry)
Jerome Collamore ...
Johnson Butler
Mark Fleischman ...
Waiter
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Perry's Wife
John Bentley ...
Perry
Raymond Serra ...
Racetrack Owner
Peter Evans ...
Preston
Dominic Guastaferro ...
Party Guest
Phil Oxnam ...
Orderly
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Bill
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Bartender
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Man in Coffee Shop
Bobo Lewis ...
Lady in Coffee Shop
B. Constance Barry ...
Wedding Guest
Kurt Schlesinger ...
Wedding Guest
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Man Outside Tie Store (uncredited)
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Bridesmaid (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Partygoer (uncredited)
Judi Passeltiner ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve Gordon ... (directed by)

Written by

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Steve Gordon ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robert Greenhut ... producer (produced by)
Charles H. Joffe ... executive producer
Larry Brezner ... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack Rollins ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Burt Bacharach ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Fred Schuler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Susan E. Morse

Editorial Department

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Pamela Scott Arnold ... assistant film editor (as Pamela S. Arnold)
Jonathan Oppenheim ... assistant film editor
Meri Weingarten ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Howard Feuer ... (casting)
Jeremy Ritzer ... (casting)
Juliet Taylor ... (casting)

Production Design by

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Stephen Hendrickson

Set Decoration by

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Carol Joffe
Steven J. Jordan ... (as Steven Jordan)

Costume Design by

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Jane Greenwood

Makeup Department

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Fern Buchner ... makeup artist
Romaine Greene ... hair stylist
Jay Cannistraci ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Peyser ... production manager
Ezra Swerdlow ... assistant unit production manager
Joel Chernoff ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Greenhut ... first assistant director
Jerry Olinick ... dga trainee
Thomas A. Reilly ... second assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)

Art Department

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Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... chief set dresser
Paul Eads ... assistant art director
W. Steven Graham ... assistant art director
James Mazzola ... property master (as Jim Mazzola)
Arne Olsen ... construction grip
Cosmo Sorice ... stand-by scenic artist
James Sorice ... master scenic artist
Edward Swanson ... construction coordinator
Carl Landi ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Louis Bertini ... assistant sound editor
Marjorie Deutsch ... sound editor
Melissa A. Higgins ... apprentice sound editor
Vito L. Ilardi ... boom operator (as Vito Ilardi)
Sanford Rackow ... supervising sound editor
James Sabat ... sound mixer
Louis Sabat ... sound recordist
Dick Vorisek ... re-recording mixer: Trans Audio, Inc. (as Richard Vorisek)
Bob Olari ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Edgard Mourino ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ricki-Ellen Brooke ... second assistant camera
Sandy Brooke ... assistant camera
Norman Buck ... key grip
Brian Hamill ... still photographer
Dick Mingalone ... camera operator
David L. Quaid ... additional photographer (as David Quaid)
William Ward ... gaffer (as Bill Ward)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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William A. Campbell ... wardrobe supervisor (as Bill Campbell)
David Charles ... assistant costume designer
Patricia Eiben ... wardrobe supervisor
Helen Tarr ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Wendi Lazar-Pillot ... location supervisor
Margaret Roiphe ... location auditor

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Jim Boyer ... music recording engineer
Randy Brecker ... musician: Flugelhorn solo
Ron Dante ... musician: vocal soloist
Richard Hazard ... music orchestrator (as Dick Hazard)
Artie Kaplan ... musical contractor
Bernie Leighton ... musician: piano solo
George Marge ... musician: oboe solo
Dan Pinsky ... music editor
Toots Thielemans ... musician: harmonica solo
Roy B. Yokelson ... music recording engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Walter Charleston ... transportation captain
Michael Lindgren ... vehicle consultant
Bobby Marsh ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Nicholas Bernstein ... production assistant
Ruth Bonomo ... production assistant
Jack Brubach ... assistant location auditor
Kay Chapin ... script supervisor
Peggy Crago ... production assistant
Steven Giovinco ... production assistant
Ellen Levene ... unit publicist
Gail Matthews ... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Louis Phillips ... production assistant
Helen Robin ... production coordinator
Todd Thaler ... production assistant

Thanks

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Elizabeth Forsling Harris ... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of: executive director, The New York State Office for Motion Picture and Television Development
Leona Johnpoll ... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of: associate director, The New York State Office for Motion Picture and Television Development
Ed Koch ... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of: Mayor
Nancy Littlefield ... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of: executive director, Mayors Office for Motion Pictures and Television
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Not everyone who drinks is a poet, some of us drink because we're not. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Arthur, el soltero de oro (Spain)
  • Arthur: Kein Kind von Traurigkeit (West Germany)
  • Artur (Poland)
  • Arthur, aftos o katapliktikos kyrios '10' (Greece)
  • Arturo (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,719,534, 19 Jul 1981
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $13,353,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia At one point during the production, Liza Minnelli was supposed to board a bus in front of Bergdorf's on Fifth Avenue. When a real bus came along, she boarded it thinking it was the "movie bus". Not until she was halfway down the block did she realize her blunder when she looked back and saw the whole crew cracking up. See more »
Goofs Incorrect regarded as a goof: Linda steals the tie from Bergdorf-Goodman's by itself yet when Arthur helps her into the Rolls-Royce, he hands her a box that contains the tie, which she still has with her when Bitterman helps her out of the car. When Arthur and Hobson walk up to Linda during her confrontation with the security guard. Hobson is carrying a bag with a large box in it. That's the box Linda is given. Since it contains the tie she stole, presumably the tie was put in that box off-camera. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) See more »
Quotes Hobson: Thank you for a memorable afternoon, usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature.
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