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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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Walter
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Eddie Watkins
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Arnold Craig
Larry Blyden ...
Kenneth
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Helen Samson
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The Existentialist
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Mrs. Julie Samson
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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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Carolyn Jones' five minute appearance in "The Bachelor Party" is claimed to be the shortest ever 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: [after hearing an answer to his question, what do you do with your wife?] I do that with my mother.
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Connections

Featured in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

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Hollywood Bedtime Story
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Mertz and Joe Karnes
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Five Friends.
29 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Delbert Mann directed another Paddy Chayefsky script(he wrote "Marty", which Mann directed) about five office workers and friends who celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them(played by Philip Abbott) Charlie Samson(played by Don Murray) is the thoughtful one of the group, whose wife(played by Patricia Smith) is expecting a baby, putting more stress on him. He will come to appreciate his family more after an eventful night, with angst-ridden Walter(played by E.G. Marshal) stable Kenneth(played by Larry Blyden) and the loud but lonely bachelor(played by Jack Warden). Carolyn Jones costars as a beautiful but lonely existentialist. Well-written and acted film about family life and self-determination has somehow been overlooked by time, since it has yet to be released on DVD for some reason; until then, VHS will have to do!


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