The world's richest and most lovable drunk risks everything when he falls in love with an irascible waitress in the hilarious comedy starring Dudley Moore and Academy Award-winner Liza Minnelli -- Arthur.Arthur's (Moore) billionaire family gives him an ultimatum: He must choose between marrying the most boring rich girl (Jill Eikenberry) on Long Island or staying with his low-class, shoplifting girlfriend (Minnelli) and losing his inheritance. For the first time in his life, Arthur wants something he cannot buy--the woman he loves. Arthur's valet and best friend (John Gielgud) begs Arthur to marry the deadly dull debutante and keep the money. But Arthur's heart simply won't let him.It's a situation that would drive a man to drink--if he weren't already drunk--in this giddy, bubbly comic masterpiece.
When you get caught between the moon and New York City (ahem), chances are you'll find yourself taking another look at this hit comedy starring Oscar-nominated Dudley Moore as the charmingly witty, perpetually drunken millionaire Arthur Bach. Arthur falls in love with a waitress (Liza Minnelli) who doesn't care about his money, but unfortunately Arthur's stern father wants him to marry a Waspy prima donna. The young lush turns to his wise and loyal butler (Oscar-winner John Gielgud) for assistance and advice. Arthur
was a huge hit when released in 1981, as was its Oscar-winning theme song by Christopher Cross. Few remember that the movie was, sadly, the only one ever made by writer-director Steve Gordon, who died less than a year after the film's release. Consistently funny and heartwarming, Arthur
was hailed as a tribute to the great romantic comedies of the 1930s. --Jeff Shannon