Robert Arthur



Also Known As
Robert Arthur Feder
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
November 10, 1909
October 28, 1986


Produced the "Francis the Talking Mule" films, as well as several comedies featuring Cary Grant, Rock Hudson and Doris Day....

Family & Companions

Goldie Arthur
Secretary. Worked as Irving Thalberg's secretary; married from 1939 until Arthur's death; died on December 24, 1999 at age 92.


Not to be confused with the actor of the same name.


Produced the "Francis the Talking Mule" films, as well as several comedies featuring Cary Grant, Rock Hudson and Doris Day.



Cast (Feature Film)

Wild Youth (1961)
Young and Wild (1958)
Jerry Coltrin
Three Violent People (1957)
One-legged Confederate soldier
The Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
Freddy Warren
The Desperados Are in Town (1956)
Lonny Kesh
Top of the World (1955)
Lt. Skippy McGuire
Return from the Sea (1954)
Take the High Ground! (1953)
Donald Quentin Dover IV
Young Bess (1953)
Barnaby [Fitzpatrick]
Belles on Their Toes (1952)
Frank Gilbreth
The Ring (1952)
Billy Smith
September Affair (1951)
David Lawrence, Jr.
Air Cadet (1951)
Walt [Phillip] Carver
On the Loose (1951)
Larry Lindsay
Starlift (1951)
Warner Bros. producer
You're My Everything (1949)
Harold, college boy in movie
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Sgt. McIllhenny
Mother Is a Freshman (1949)
Beaumont Jackson
Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)
Ken McLaughlin
Yellow Sky (1948)
Bull Run
The Devil on Wheels (1947)
Todd Powell
Nora Prentiss (1947)
Gregory Talbot
Mother Wore Tights (1947)
Bob Clarkman
Her Kind of Man (1946)
Copy boy
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946)
Harry Townsend
Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Night and Day (1946)
Young customer
Roughly Speaking (1945)
Frankie, age 17
Too Young to Know (1945)
Danger Signal (1945)
Young boy
Mildred Pierce (1945)
High school boy

Writer (Feature Film)

Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
Chip Off the Old Block (1944)
Original Story
New Moon (1940)
Meet the Boyfriend (1937)

Producer (Feature Film)

One More Train to Rob (1971)
Sweet Charity (1969)
Hellfighters (1968)
The King's Pirate (1967)
Blindfold (1966)
Executive Producer
A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
Shenandoah (1965)
A Very Special Favor (1965)
Executive Producer
The Brass Bottle (1964)
Bedtime Story (1964)
Executive Producer
Father Goose (1964)
For Love or Money (1963)
Captain Newman, M. D. (1963)
The Spiral Road (1962)
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Executive Producer
Come September (1961)
Lover Come Back (1961)
Executive Producer
The Great Impostor (1961)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
The Perfect Furlough (1959)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Flood Tide (1958)
The Midnight Story (1957)
Kelly and Me (1957)
Mister Cory (1957)
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Pillars of the Sky (1956)
A Day of Fury (1956)
Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
The Long Gray Line (1955)
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
Ricochet Romance (1954)
The Big Heat (1953)
The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
The Golden Horde (1951)
Starlift (1951)
Louisa (1950)
Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
Francis (1950)
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949)
Bagdad (1949)
The Gal Who Took the West (1949)
Are You with It? (1948)
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Mexican Hayride (1948)
For the Love of Mary (1948)
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Life Events


First film as producer


Movie Clip

Ace In The Hole (1951) - We Had A Cave-In Jaded reporter Tatum (Kirk Douglas) and cub Herbie (Bob Arthur) have stumbled into a story headed west from Albuquerque, meeting Lorraine (Jan Sterling), her father-in-law (John Berkes) and a deputy sheriff (Gene Evans), early in Billy Wilder’s Ace In The Hole, 1951.
Sweet Charity (1969) - Open, The Adventures Of A Girl From first-time movie director Bob Fosse and composer Cy Coleman, a breezy contemporary Manhattan opening, introducing Shirley MacLaine in the title role, in the box-office flop big-screen version of Fosse's Broadway musical, Sweet Charity, 1969.
Brass Bottle, The (1964) - You're Beginning To Twitch Leading man Tony Randall as architect Harold brings home the ancient bottle he's been warned is probably a fake, as a gift for his Egyptologist presumptive father-in-law (Edward Andrews) and wife (Ann Doran), who came home from Europe after hearing that he was engaged to their daughter (Barbara Eden), early in The Brass Bottle, 1964.
Brass Bottle, The (1964) - He's A Big King Solomon Fan Now convinced that the antique bottle he bought as a gift for his fianceè’s parents must be a fake, architect Harold (Tony Randall) is planning to turn it into a lamp when Burl Ives (as “”Farkrash-el Aamash”) pops out, so he assumes it’s an elaborate trick by his Bohemian buddy Seymour, in The Brass Bottle, 1964.
Brass Bottle, The (1964) - Also From The Caterer? In total panic because his unwanted genie (Burl Ives) turned his house into an Arabian pleasure palace before the dinner he planned with his fianceè (Barbara Eden) and his skeptical in-laws (Edward Andrews, Ann Doran), things get even worse for architect Harold (Tony Randall) when a dancing “houri” (Kamala Devi) appears, in The Brass Bottle, 1964.
New Moon (1940) - Stranger In Paris Opening scene on board a packet from Revolution-era France, introducing Jeanette MacDonald as Marianne (Mary Boland her associate), the ship’s captain (George Irving) requesting a song, with new lyrics from Sigmund Romberg’s 1928 operetta, in New Moon, 1940, MacDonald’s MGM reunion with Nelson Eddy.
New Moon (1940) - Stop "Grace-ing" Me! Sailing from Marseilles to Louisiana, 1789, the snobs on the upper decks have been wondering what’s the noise below, and we discover Nelson Eddy as Charles, an incognito radical nobleman, reprising a Sig Romberg song Jeanette MacDonald just introduced, Stanley Fields, Richard Purcell and William Tannen his posse, in New Moon, 1940.
Big Heat, The (1953) - Your Pretty Face Famous scene in which rightly suspicious gangster Vince (Lee Marvin) freaks out and burns girlfriend Debbie (Gloria Grahame) with hot coffee, Howard Wendell as the panicked politician, Alexander Scourby the kingpin taking the call, in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, 1953.
Father Goose (1964) - Open, Pass Me By Opening with an an original song by Cy Coleman and Caroline Leigh (which became a hit for Peggy Lee), a rough Cary Grant is introduced as the title character, then Jack Good and Trevor Howard as British officers evacuating Papua, New Guinea, ca. 1942, Ralph Nelson directing Father Goose, 1964, co-starring Leslie Caron.
Father Goose (1964) - Thanks For Volunteering British officer Houghton (Trevor Howard), with aide Stebbins (Jack Good) tricking Papua, New Guinea American layabout Walter (Cary Grant, title character) into using his pilfered yacht to become a coast-watcher, observing the 1942 Japanese invasion, in Father Goose, 1964, co-starring Leslie Caron.
Father Goose (1964) - If You're Waiting For The Big Finalè... Sent to a neighboring island seeking a fellow WWII shore-watcher, Cary Grant as booze-seeking Walter (title character) unexpectedly found a French teacher (Leslie Caron) and her charges, as he now explains to Cmdr. Houghton (Trevor Howard) his British overseer, in Father Goose, 1964.
Father Goose (1964) - Make That One A Bunny Suit Accustomed to receiving clues for his hidden booze rations from the Brits (Trevor Howard) on the radio, WWII Pacific shore watcher Walter (Cary Grant) discovers his unwanted French schoolteacher lodger Catherine (Leslie Caron) has intervened, and has her own requests, in Father Goose, 1964.


Sweet Charity - (Original Trailer) A taxi dancer (Shirley MacLaine) is unlucky in love in Bob Fosse's musical Sweet Charity(1969).
Come September - (Original Trailer) A womanizing tycoon (Rock Hudson) ends up chaperoning a group of American girls who've rented his Italian villa in Come September (1961) with Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin.
Captain Newman, M.D. - (Original Trailer) A World War II Army psychiatrist (Gregory Peck) tries to help his battle-shocked patients in Captain Newman, M.D. (1964).
Shenandoah - (Original Trailer) James Stewart is a Virginia farmer who refuses to take sides in the Civil War even as it rages around him in Shenandoah (1965).
Young Bess - (Original Trailer) Jean Simmons plays the daughter of King Henry VIII (Charles Laughton) destined to become Queen Elizabeth I in Young Bess (1953).
New Moon - (Original Trailer) Nelson Eddy is looking for some stout-hearted men in the operetta New Moon (1940) co-starring Jeanette MacDonald.
Man Of A Thousand Faces - (Original Trailer) James Cagney portrays chameleon-like actor Lon Chaney in the Hollywood biography Man Of A Thousand Faces (1957).
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - (Re-issue Trailer) Universal first married their classic horror with their hottest comedy team in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).
Father Goose - (Original Trailer) A WWII drifter (Cary Grant) finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher (Leslie Caron) in Father Goose (1964).
Big Heat, The - (Re-issue trailer) Police detective Glenn Ford teams with gangster's moll Gloria Grahame after his wife is murdered by the mob in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953).


Goldie Arthur
Secretary. Worked as Irving Thalberg's secretary; married from 1939 until Arthur's death; died on December 24, 1999 at age 92.



Not to be confused with the actor of the same name.