Arthur (1981 movie)

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Arthur is a 1981 comedy movie written and directed by Steve Gordon. The movie stars Dudley Moore as Arthur Bach, a drunken New York City millionaire.[1] Arthur is about to be married to a wealthy heiress. Instead he falls for a working class girl from Queens. It was the only movie directed by Gordon, who died in November 1982 of a heart attack.[2] Arthur earned nearly $96 million in the US, making it the fourth highest grossing movie of 1981.[3] The film was nominated for a total of four Academy Awards. Sir John Gielgud won an Best Supporting Actor. The theme song won Best Original Song.

It was followed by a sequel, Arthur 2: On the Rocks and a remake, Arthur.

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  1. Vincent Canby (17 July 1981). "Arthur". New York Times. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. Jeff Lenburg, Dudley Moore: An Informal Biography (Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.com, 2001), p. 79
  3. "1981 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 9, 2012.

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