Arthur

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"You know how I love the park."
  - Arthur (Dudley Moore)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1981 - Best Original Song
Academy Awards 1981 - Best Supporting Actor: John Gielgud

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 07/13/1981
"...Sparkling entertainment....Moore is a delightful riot throughout and builds considerable sympathy..."
New York Times - 07/17/1981
"...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..."

Product Description:

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 Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Essential Cinema | Love Story | Recommended | Romance | Substance Abuse | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Film has been compared to older screwball comedies by directors such as Preston Sturges, Frank Capra and Gregory La Cava.
  • Shot in Technicolor. Theatrical running time 117 minutes.

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  • Sales Rank: 88,888
  • UPC: 085392202027
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