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The Bachelor Party (1957)

Approved | | Drama | 10 April 1957 (USA)
Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential ... See full summary »

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay), Paddy Chayefsky (story "The Bachelor Party")
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Murray ... Charlie Samson
E.G. Marshall ... Walter
Jack Warden ... Eddie Watkins
Philip Abbott ... Arnold Craig
Larry Blyden ... Kenneth
Patricia Smith ... Helen Samson
Carolyn Jones ... The Existentialist
Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Julie Samson
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Storyline

Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential in expressing their concerns and hopes. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Just say you love me...you don't have to mean it! You meet a girl on the street. First she laughs. Then she takes you to a party...and before you know it she's telling you how she hates to be alone at night. Yes it could only have happened the night of... See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despedida de Solteiro See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Features Carolyn Jones's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

In the subway scene, the moving image through the window behind the actors is not synchronized with the images seen through the windows further down the train. See more »

Quotes

Arnold Craig: I got along fine at home. My mom's a good cook. I've got a nice life.
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Connections

References The Proud and the Beautiful (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

The Kentuckian Song
(uncredited)
from The Kentuckian (1955)
Written by Irving Gordon
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Unusually realistic, beautifully acted film from the fifties
21 April 2001 | by mp-14See all my reviews

Don Murray is good as a married man coaxed (by his wife!) into attending a bachelor party for a fellow bookkeeper. The wife (well played by Patricia Smith) seems to know the party will test Murray's nose-to-the-grindstone dedication to their marriage. It does -- and reveals a great deal about the other participants as well, especially the prospective bridegroom, who seems to get more emotional satisfaction from friend Murray than his bride-to-be. The ending is sentimental, but moving, too, if you give it a chance, and there's a truly brilliant small performance from Carolyn Jones, probably seven or eight of the most mesmerizing minutes ever filmed.


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