Arthur Takes Over (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 7 April 1948 (USA)
A young girl from a rich family hides from them her marriage to a sailor, knowing they wouldn't approve. Complications arise when her mother announces plans to marry her off to a wealthy young suitor.


Malcolm St. Clair (as Mal St. Clair)


Mauri Grashin, Mauri Grashin (screenplay)




Cast overview:
Lois Collier ... Margaret Bixby
Richard Crane ... James Clark
Skip Homeier ... Arthur Bixby
Ann E. Todd ... Valarie Jeanne Bradford
Robert Walker ... Bruce Carter
Jerome Cowan ... George Bradford
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Fiora Bixby
William Bakewell ... Lawrence White
Howard Freeman ... Bert Bixby
Joan Blair Joan Blair ... Mrs. Bradford
Almira Sessions ... Mrs. Barnafogle
Jeanne Gail Jeanne Gail ... Betty Lou
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Cab Driver
Luana Walters ... Newspaper Woman


The Bixbys, typical small-town parent, are all abuzz over the impending arrival of their daughter, Margaret, who has been working in San Francosco for over a year, and so his her local fiancée, Lawrence White, a stuffy, pompous aspiring aristocrat. Her teen-age brother, Artur, is undisturbed as he keeps practicing his jitterbug routines and cooing on the telephone to his girlfriend, Valerie Jeanne Bradford. However,Margaret has just married a sailor, James Clark, and brings him along but, wishing to break the news a bit at a time, introduces him as a friend. The family does not take the news kindly, nor does stuffy Lawrence. The marriage faces some problems. Arthur has a plan to avert and divert the problems. His plan is not without some problems of its own. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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WHEN ARTHUR GOES INTO ACTION...everything goes! (original print ad - many caps) See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

7 April 1948 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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