Arthur Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Arthur the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Spoiled, alcoholic billionaire Moore stands to lose everything he owns when he falls in love with a waitress. He must choose between wealth and a planned marriage, or poverty and love. Surprisingly funny, with an Oscar for Gielgud as Moore's valet, and great performance from Minnelli. Arguably the best role Moore's ever had, and he makes the most of it, taking the one-joke premise to a Oscar nomination.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Cinderella Stories, Top Grossing Films of 1981, New York, New York, The Help: Male, On the Rocks, Otherwise Engaged, Waiters & Waitresses, Wedding Hell
Steve Gordon
Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Stephen Elliott, Jill Eikenberry, Lou Jacobi, Ted Ross, Barney Martin
Fred Schuler
Steve Gordon
Burt Bacharach, Peter Allen, Peter Allen
Orion Pictures


Oscars 1981: Song ("Arthur's Theme"), Support. Actor (Gielgud); Golden Globes 1982: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Moore), Film--Mus./Comedy, Song ("Arthur's Theme"), Support. Actor (Gielgud); L.A. Film Critics 1981: Support. Actor (Gielgud); N.Y. Film Critics 1981: Support. Actor (Gielgud); Writers Guild 1981: Orig. Screenplay.

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