Cinema: Hobson's Choice

ARTHUR

Directed and Written by Steve Gordon

Bertie Wooster and Jeeves — P.G. Wodehouse's immortal idler and stiff-upper-wit servant — are back, living in New York City under assumed names.

The former, in the person of the title character, is played by adorable Dudley Moore. The latter, known here as Hobson, has been updated by Sir John Gielgud to the point where he can deliver an obscene riposte if need be. But the basic joke remains the same: a rich man, perpetually tiddly from drink, gets incompetent self into various muddles; unflappable gentleman's gentleman...

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