Arthur was a very
successful comedy released in 1981. It starred
Dudley Moore as Arthur Bach, and Liza Minnelli as Linda
Marolla. The movie was a big hit with critics, was
popular with audiences, and continues to a highly sought
after comedy. The movie's success warranted a 1988
sequel, and although it too starred Dudley, the sequel
did poorly. In 2011, Warner Brothers remade the
movie, this time starring Russell Brand as Arthur, and
it too was a failure.
The original movie,
Dudley Moore plays the perpetually
intoxicated millionaire, Arthur Bach, who falls in love
with a lowly waitress, Linda Marolla. The problem
is, in order to inherit his father's millions, the
spoiled Bach must marry an upper-class woman, picked by
his father, named Susan Johnson. Although he does
not love her, he agrees to marry her.
Arthur struggles with
his love for Linda and his pledge to Susan. He
tells his grandmother his dilemma, and she reminds him
that he will be disowned if the does not marry Susan.
After sobering up for a time, everything becomes too
much, and a drunken Arthur jilts Susan at the alter,
denouncing the money in lieu of his love for Linda.
Feeling bad for Arthur, his grandmother agrees to let
him have the money after all, and everyone lives happily