Category: 14Not everyone who drinks is a poet, some of us drink because we're not.
The most fun money can buy
Don't You Wish You Were Arthur?
I race cars, I play tennis, I fondle women, but I have weekends off and I am my own boss!
All Genres: Comedy, Romance
Release Year: 1981
Director: Steve Gordon
Writing by: Steve Gordon – written by
Produced by: Robert Greenhut – producer
Charles H. Joffe – executive producer
Cast: Dudley Moore – Arthur Bach
Liza Minnelli – Linda Marolla
John Gielgud – Hobson
Geraldine Fitzgerald – Martha Bach
Jill Eikenberry – Susan Johnson
Stephen Elliott – Burt Johnson
Ted Ross – Bitterman
Barney Martin – Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour – Stanford Bach
Anne De Salvo – Gloria – Hooker
Marjorie Barnes – Hooker
Music: Burt Bacharach
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Plot Outline: Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which…
Plot: 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 who he could easily fall in love with.
Movie Quotes: Susan: A real woman could stop you from drinking.
Arthur: It'd have to be a real BIG woman.
Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy star as themselves.
Goofs: We know about 14 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During Arthur's engagement party a live band is playing. At one point, you can clearly hear a hi-hat while you see the drummer play cymbals.
Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Dudley Moore was said to have based his performance partly on Peter Cook, whose excessive drinking had soured his and Moore's comedic partnership in the '70s.
- There's a framed photo of Harry S. Truman on Arthur's father's desk. The other photo, to the left of Harry S. Truman, is that of Winston Churchill, and it appears to be autographed.
- Bud Cort was originally suggested for the role of Arthur.
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