Arthur

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Funny, Funny, Funny! Especially when sluggin' back a few BEERS with your college buddies!

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Classic college movie!

on 12/31/1999

Funny, Funny, Funny! Especially when sluggin' back a few BEERS with your college buddies! Read More

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Have always loved this film

by Ms Kris on 7/30/2005

I remember going to see this when it came out in 1981. So many quotable lines. Always love my head off watching it. Never get tired of it. How many films can you say that about? Read More

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Product Overview

Arthur is the world's richest alcoholic. But all is not well in his pickled paradise. He will lose access to the family's great wealth if he doesn't marry the uptight debutante picked out for him by his parents. He's not in love with her, doesn't even like her. What's worse is he's in love with a wacky shoplifter.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40000422
UPC 085392202027
UPC 14 00085392202027
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Character Study
Essential Cinema
Love Story
Recommended
Romance
Substance Abuse
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Arthur, a very rich, drunken ne'er-do-well, falls in love with a working-class shoplifter just as he is scheduled to marry a properly pedigreed society member. But if he doesn't marry the heiress, he will not inherit a $750 million trust. So Arthur turns to his loyal butler, who is slowly dying, for help. The butler wishes to see Arthur prevail and so manipulates a situation in which the true lovers will come together--and get the loot. But that is a lot easier said than done.^ARTHUR is a charming romantic comedy that features the role that Dudley Moore was born to play. Whether taking limo trips through Central Park with prostitutes, playing with his train set, having a bath in a top hat, or wanting just a tuna-fish sandwich, Arthur, perfectly portrayed by Moore, is one of the most likable onscreen characters in cinema history. John Gielgud as his loyal, dry-witted butler is an out-and-out riot. And Liza Minnelli turns in one of her sweetest performances as the woman Arthur's family demands he stop dating. Steve Gordon's film is an absolute joy to watch, a perfect piece of celluloid entertainment that never fails to please no matter how many times one has seen it.
Plot Summary
Summary A drunken billionaire careens through life until he meets a flat-broke girl with a heart of gold. Great performances by all, especially Gielgud as the driest butler ever. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Actor--Dudley Moore, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Original Song ("Arthur's Song - Best That You Can Do"), Best Supporting Actor--John Gielgud.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "You know how I love the park."--Arthur (Dudley Moore)
Reviews
Variety "...Sparkling entertainment....Moore is a delightful riot throughout and builds considerable sympathy..." 07/13/1981
New York Times "...A terrifically engaging, high-spirited screwball comedy....[Minnelli and Moore] play together with the kind of energizing verve that one sees more frequently in the legitmate theater than on film..." 07/17/1981 p.C10
Directors
Steve Gordon
Actors
John Gielgud
Dudley Moore
Cast & Crew
John Gielgud - Star
Geraldine Fitzgerald - Star
Dudley Moore - Star
Liza Minnelli - Star
John Coleman - Star
Steve Gordon - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 22020
UPC 00085392202027
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Awards
Name Peter Allen
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1981
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name John Gielgud
Award Category Best Supporting Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1981
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Burt Bacharach
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1981
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Christopher Cross
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1981
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Carole Bayer Sager
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1981
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Moore,Dudley
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times The combination of both elegant and lowdown humor - and this miraculous cast - is irresistible.
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