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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 »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Charlie Samson
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Eddie Watkins
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Arnold Craig
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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They'll live it up tonight!

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Despedida de Solteiro  »

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Movie debut of Nancy Marchand. 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: [after hearing an answer to his question, what do you do with your wife?] I do that with my mother.
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References The Proud and the Beautiful (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Squirrel On The Ground
(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 (New York City) – See 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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