Arthur is a 1981 film starring Dudley Moore. The main character, Arthur Bach is a drunken New York City millionaire who is on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress.
Arthur is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Steve Gordon. The film stars Dudley Moore as the eponymous Arthur Bach, a drunken New York City millionaire 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. It was the first and only film directed by Gordon, who died in 1982 of a heart attack at age 44. Arthur earned nearly $96 million domestically, making it the fourth highest grossing film of 1981. It was notable for its title song, 'Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)', co-written by Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen, and was performed by Christopher Cross. The film was nominated for a total of four Academy Awards. John Gielgud won Best Supporting Actor and the theme song won Best Original Song.