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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
Patricia Smith ...
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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Trivia

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: [about his fiancée] What'll I say to her, Charlie?
Charlie Samson: Gee, I don't know. What do you feel like saying to her, Arnold? Do you really love her? I mean, are you just marrying this girl because your family wants you to marry her? What?
Arnold Craig: I think I like her, Charlie. It's just that, well, I'm afraid that I'm not going to make a very good husband for her, Charlie.
Charlie Samson: Tell her that, Arnold. Just tell her that you don't think you'll make a good husband, that you're scared. If she's a half-way decent girl, ...
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Kentuckian Song
(uncredited)
from The Kentuckian (1955)
Written by Irving Gordon
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Depressing but worth seeing
18 March 2000 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

A "slice of life" drama centered around a bachelor party. Don Murray plays a newly married, not very happily married, man. His vague dissatisfaction with his marriage is tested as he wander into Greenwich Village (nicely filmed on location)and compares himself to his friends--an older, struggling married man, the bridegroom, the confirmed bachelor. Will he stray or not? The movie is depressing, far less uplifting than Marty. But good performances from Murray, Jack Warden and Carolyn Jones.


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