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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Arthur [DVD] [1981]
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on 26 December 2014
I bought this based on the poor reviews for the American version which is not formatted very well. Unfortunately when I tried to play it on my TV it said that the disc could not be played in my region. I am not sure if this is because the TV is formatted for North America or the fact that the TV is at least 10 plus years old. Luckily I can play it on my computer so it is not a complete waste of money.
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on 11 August 2005
I read somewhere that when Sir John Gielgut died, one tabloid newspaper reported the headline "Dudley Moore's Butler dies at 96"
Obviously this film was just a minor diversion in the great man's career, but it does say something about the impact this film made on the film watching public that such a sentence would be reported.
"Arthur" is the story of rich, carefree but alcoholic playboy Arthur Bach. With nothing to do all day but cruise around in his chauffeur driven Rolls, shop and drink, he struggles to find a purpose to his life, and more importantly to find a partner in his life to share it with. At the moment he is mothered by his very English butler, Hobson (Gielgut), who tries to keep the romantic Arthur in line with a never ending series of waspish putdowns and acid comments. In order to keep his family fortune though, Arthur's family are most keen he is safely married off to beautiful socialite Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). Unfortunately though, Arthur doesn't love Susan, he loves the streetwise shoplifter he met in downtown New York, Linda Marolla (Liza Minnelli).
Minnelli and Moore play superbly off each other and the glances and expressions they throw to each other (and the camera) are a joy to watch. Gielgut is superb, with the cutting edge of a Stanley knife he steals every scene he appears in. Also well worth watching is Barney Martin as Linda's father, who has a delightfully crumply face as he breaks when he hears the millionaire Arthur won't be marrying his daughter.
At nearly 15 years old this film has remained as fresh and as funny as ever. It's wonderfully innocent, crisp and funny and is extremely highly recommended.
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on 9 May 2016
What can I say brilliant classic, Dudley Moore is hilarious and plays a drunk perfectly but the best performance has to go to john gielgud who plays Hobson the butler .dudley and John are great they bounce off each other perfectly.there is a sequel which Is not bad but no where near as good as this.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 12 November 2014
In my opinion Arthur is one of the funniest comedies on film.
Brilliant performances from both Dudley and Liza, but John Gielgud steals the show, and deservedly won an Oscar for it.
Cracking title song sung by Christopher Cross.
Fabulous film.
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on 31 January 2016
Classic! I absolutely love this movie and Dudley Moore is incredible in it. This film has completely stood up to the test of time and will outlast the re-make for sure!
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on 13 January 2016
What a brilliantly performed, genuinely funny and delightfully dated little film. Dudley Moore and John Guilgood in a film together, it's just such a gem!
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on 16 August 2016
What a movie. I laughed copiously. In fact, I saw the movie, in tv, a long while ago and always remember the Linda's father, when she told him she met a guy (she was referring to Arthur), her father asked who was that bum and she said he was a millionaire, her father said immediately "you have my permission to marry him". I used this many times when one of my fb friends says that she met a guy and this is a serious relationship, I say: if he is a millionaire you have the permission to marry him.
The dvd is region 4
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on 3 April 2016
Love this film! It's a great film and a Dudley Moore classic. This 1 is my favourite out of all the other movies.
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on 12 July 2015
Great movie but sound quality so bad ... sound keeps dropping cant hear a lot of it ...sending it back
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on 24 February 2016
Arrived quickly and such a classic film so much better than Russell brands embarrassing remake
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