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A gay icon and a gay acting legend pair for one of the funniest movies of all time

Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a re-watch.Sir John Gielgud appears on just about every list of the Greatest Shakespearean Actors of All Time, often near the tip-top.

How ironic, then, that his biggest success in Hollywood would come in a slapstick comedy about drunkenness, opposite a loony comic and a gay icon.Arthur casts Gielgud as Hobson, the snooty butler of Arthur Bach, the titular character.

Though a grown man, Arthur acts more like a drunken 10-year-old, reveling in his inherited billions of dollars and constantly boozing as he stumbles around New York City.

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