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Arthur Movie

Movie Summary for Arthur


Considered a classic among film comedies, this 80ís movie tells us the story of Arthur, a millionaire playboy who finds himself in a very difficult position: money or love.

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In the movie Arthur, millionaire Arthur Bach finds himself on the brink of marriage. Although he has lived all his life as a drunk playboy, he is forced to marry Susan Johnson if he wants to conserve his money. Resigned, Bach accepts the idea of marrying a woman that he doesnít love.

Suddenly, the story of Arthur gives a twist with the appearance of a working class girl. Arthur finds himself deeply in love with this woman. So, now he has to choose between the millions of dollars of his inheritance, or the woman that he loves.


Arthur Bach-Dudley Moore
Linda Marolla-Liza Minnelli
Hobson-John Gielgud
Martha Bach-Geraldine Fitzgerald
Susan Johnson-Jill Eikenberry


At first, Bud Cort (known for the film Harold and Maude) was considered for the main role in Arthur. In the end, it was given to Dudley Moore.

John Gielgud turned down, several times, the role of Hobson, the valet of Arthur. Ultimately, he accepted since he received a very interesting monetary offer.

Academy Awards:

Dudley Moore won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Arthur Bach in Arthur.

John Gielgud won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Hobson in Arthur.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Arthur was released to theatres on 07/17/1981 by Warner Bros., and grossed $81,464,486 at the box office in the US.

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