Arthur (1981)

Arthur
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Director: Steve Gordon
Actors: John Gielgud, Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli

Arthur Bach is a very rich man- and very drunk most of the time, with a bar bill that reads like the national debt. He also stands to lose his $750-million dollar inheritance if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within a month. Unfortunately, Arthur's just discovered the girl of his dreams. And in his case, love's not only blind but blind drunk. Dudley Moore stars in Arthur, the bubbly box-office hit that solidified his standing as one of the most gifted comedians ever. Liza Minnelli is Linda Marolla, the actress/waitress who catches our hero's eye and heart. And in his Academy Award-winning performance as acerbic manservant Hobson, Sir John Gielgud steals the show. When Arthur intones his intention to bathe, Hobson dryly replies, "I'll alert the media." No alerts are necessary. Arthur, which picked up a second Oscar for its delightful title tune, has already become a contemporary comedy classic.

DVD
Status: Normal
Run time: 93mins
Origin: CANADA
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Member Reviews (13)

Stephan
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British humor and fantasy in a romantic story where Liza Minelli gives a nice interpretation. Such film has the touch of simplicity and honesty. We liked to watch it a second time.
Posted Wednesday, 9 May 2012 See my other reviews
Marg
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absolutely loved this version of Arthur which I was not expecting too as I hate the original. This was funny & Sweet and even had me in tears a few times. It was beautifully done. A funny film with a rare insight into addiction done in a way that was not confronting of offensive. I laughed and I cried. Gonna buy a copy for sure
Posted Thursday, 8 December 2011 See my other reviews
Claire
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Dudley Moore makes me want to weep with joy whenever I see him, this is a wonderfully warm
Posted Friday, 18 September 2009 See my other reviews
Amanda T. and Clint T
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Dudley moore at his best, so funny, will never grow old.
Posted Monday, 9 March 2009 See my other reviews
Desmond Pereira
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Dudley Moore is superb in his role as Arthur Bach. His performance is very sympathetic, and you can't help but love him and feel a need to look after him. I never really understood his character when I watched this gem from 1981, but now I do and am looking forward to watching Arthur 2- On The Rocks. Liza Minelli is surprisingly good in her role as Linda Marolla as well. There's a lot of Liza with a 'Z 'and Sally Bowles but she played this role with a wonderful down-to-earth humility. Sir John Gielgud has a brilliant supporting role as Arthur's caring Valet and mentor. He has the best lines and steals most of the comic scenes while looking extremely elegant, dapper and humorous at the same time. Geraldine Fitzgerald is Arthur's feisty and powerful grandmother, Martha Bach and is most charming with her wonderful voice and diction. Don't miss out on this great film!
Posted Tuesday, 20 May 2008 See my other reviews
Leanne O.
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Still a Classic. My kids enjoyed Arthur as much as I did.
Posted Thursday, 24 April 2008 See my other reviews
willow
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An all time favourite of mine. This is the movie that made Dudley Moore a star in Hollywood and it is a riot. Arthur is a rich, spoilt, immature, drunken playboy but as played by Moore is also funny and loveable. The relationship between Arthur and his butler Hobbs, played by the brilliant Sir John Gielgud is the real heart of the film despite the presence of the terrific Liza Minnelli as Arthur's love interest. This movie is incredibly funny and hasn't dated at all. If you havent seen it you are in for a treat.
Posted Monday, 28 May 2007 See my other reviews
bmcd124
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Old favourite, with great cast. Funny and entertaining. Sir John Gielgud has the best part and the greatest lines - worth a look just for him. 2.5 to 3 paws
Posted Tuesday, 21 March 2006 See my other reviews
Jae S.
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It got better with age, I just loved this funny comedy - great story, great acting and funnier each time I see it.
Posted Monday, 27 February 2006 See my other reviews
Barbara Scott
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Posted Tuesday, 26 July 2005 See my other reviews
Peter Meyer
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Posted Monday, 20 September 2004 See my other reviews
Dan
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Posted Thursday, 13 May 2004 See my other reviews
Suzanne Hendriks
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Always have been a Cuddly Dudley fan. This movie, is funny, poignant and topped off with the great theme music.
Posted Tuesday, 20 April 2004 See my other reviews