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Arthur is a 1981 American comedy film written and directed by Steve Gordon. It stars Dudley Moore as the eponymous Arthur Bach, a drunken New York City billionaire who is on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, but ends up falling for a common working-class girl from Queens. The film was followed by a sequel in 1988, Arthur 2: On the Rocks. Lead players Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud reprised their roles, as well as many supporting players such as Geraldine Fitzgerald, Barney Martin, and Ted Ross; Jill Eikenberry did not return. A remake of the original was then released in 2011 with British actor/comedian Russell Brand in the lead role.

  • Number of Movies: 2
  • Revenue: $110,142,874

Featured Cast

  1. Dudley Moore

    Dudley Moore

    Arthur Bach

  2. Liza Minnelli

    Liza Minnelli

    Linda Marolla, Linda Marolla Bach

  3. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud


  4. Geraldine Fitzgerald

    Geraldine Fitzgerald

    Martha Bach

  5. Stephen Elliott

    Stephen Elliott

    Burt Johnson

  6. Jill Eikenberry

    Jill Eikenberry

    Susan Johnson

  7. Paul Benedict

    Paul Benedict


  8. Ted Ross

    Ted Ross


  9. Cynthia Sikes

    Cynthia Sikes

    Susan Johnson

  10. Barney Martin

    Barney Martin

    Ralph Marolla

  11. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Mrs. Canby

  12. Thomas Barbour

    Stanford Bach

  13. Jack Gilford

    Jack Gilford

    Mr. Butterworth

  14. Anne De Salvo


Featured Crew

  1. Steve Gordon

    Writing, Directing

  2. Bud Yorkin

    Bud Yorkin


  3. Andy Breckman


July 17, 1981

Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

July 8, 1988

Arthur, that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up and get a job. Meanwhile, Ralph Marolla is conniving to trick the hapless boozer into marrying his daughter so he can gain entrée to Arthur's $750 million fortune.

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