Dust off one of the best
romantic comedies ever made—Arthur, starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John
Arthur Bach (Moore) is a very rich man who spends his
lots of booze. He's having a great time, too, until his family
threatens to cut him off from his $750 million inheritance if he doesn't marry Susan
Johnson (Jill Eikenberry), the daughter of another tycoon. The problem is that Arthur
doesn't love Susan—and he never will.
When Arthur and his dry-witted
manservant, Hobson (Gielgud), save Linda Marolla (Minnelli) from being arrested for
shoplifting, Arthur falls in love with the witty, unusual lady. What's a poor
millionaire playboy to do? You'll have lots of fun finding out.
movie won John Giegud the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Hobson.
Giegud comes close to stealing the show—which is hard to do when you’re competing with
Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli.
Moore also delivers an adorable
performance as Arthur. You'll laugh at his drunken antics and fret over the possibility
of him losing the love of his life.
Arthur is one of those classic
films that’s still funny today. And more good news: the sequel to Arthur,
Arthur 2, is just as good as the first, so you can spend an entire evening