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Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 April 1957 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Ames ... Girl on Stoop (uncredited)
Norma Arden Campbell ... Stripteaser (uncredited)

Paul Kruger ... Greenwich Village Party Guest (uncredited)

Judith Malina ... Long-hair Village intellectual (uncredited)
Karen Norris ... Hostess (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Greenwich Village Party Guest (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Existentialist's Landlord (uncredited)

Robert Williams ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Delbert Mann 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paddy Chayefsky  screenplay
Paddy Chayefsky  story "The Bachelor Party"

Produced by
Paddy Chayefsky .... associate producer
Harold Hecht .... producer
James Hill .... producer (uncredited)
Burt Lancaster .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul Mertz  (as Paul Madeira)
Alex North (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle 
Art Direction by
Ted Haworth 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
Costume Design by
Mary Grant 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Rudolph Liszt .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Richard McWhorter .... production manager
Eric Stacey .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (as Dick Mayberry)
Edward O. Denault .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert G. Carlisle .... sound effects editor
John K. Kean .... sound recordist (as John Keane)
Paul Wolfe .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Barney Wolff .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank J. Calabria .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Don Christie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Hugh Crawford .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Davis .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
William B. Murphy .... editorial supervisor
Bill Rivol .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Connie Roese .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... conductor
Lloyd Young .... music editor
Other crew
Lee Frederic .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Dave Golding .... publicist (uncredited)
Jim Lancaster .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:16 | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #18416)

Did You Know?

Movie debut of Nancy Marchand.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Eddie Watkins:I want that one over there. Not bad, huh? I think she's a communist. I think she wants me to join the party.
Charlie Samson:How you making out?
Eddie Watkins:Not so good. I may have to join the party...
Eddie Watkins:I better get back there. She's liable to recruit somebody else.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Oscar-nominated performance steals the picture!, 27 March 2000
Author: Linus-24 from Claremont, CA

Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay is perceptive and even a bit daring for its time. This is an unusually sophisticated Hollywood picture from the 50s that contains some terrific acting. E.G. Marshall is very strong as the eldest of the men, but Oscar nominee Carolyn Jones is brilliant in a small, electrifying performance. She can't be in the film for more than 7 or 8 minutes but is completely memorable. She deserved to win the Oscar.

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