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Bachelor Flat (1961)

British college professor seeks peace in a California beach house but has nothing but trouble from an uninvited female 'juvenile delinquent', a neighbor with a mischievous dog, and a bevy of amorous American woman.

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Libby Bushmill / Libby Smith
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Mike Pulaski
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Professor Bruce Patterson
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Helen Bushmill
Francesca Bellini ...
Gladys Schmidlapp
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Dr. Dylan Bowman
Ann Del Guercio ...
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Mrs. Roberts
Alice Reinheart ...
Mrs. Bowman
Jessica Dachshund ...
Jessica
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Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson (Terry Thomas) has the natural British charm that allures women automatically. When his fiancée Helen Bushmill (Celeste Holm) is abroad for an extended time, he has to fight the neighborhood ladies and his students away. Helen has failed to tell him that she has a seventeen year old daughter Libby (Tuesday Weld) who shows up at her mother's home unaware that she in engaged. Bruce's neighbor Mike (Richard Beymer) and his mischievous dachshund also get mixed up in the all the shenanigans happening around the "bachelor flat." Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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8 January 1962 (Sweden)  »

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Apartamento de Solteiro  »

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Costume designer William Travilla designed the iconic The Seven Year Itch dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in the subway scene. In this movie actress Roxanne Arlen is wearing one of the four original dresses Travilla sent to 20th Century Fox. See more »

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When the professor lifts the lid on the crate, Libby is buried under excelsior but when she climbs out she is only lying on top of it. See more »

Quotes

Gladys Schmidlapp: You're so wonderful; not cheating on a friend. I can't wait 'til you two become enemies.
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Makes you wish you were English Californian in the 60s!

I recently saw this film on AMC. Personally, I think this is one of the best movies i've seen in a while! Here's a plot summary:

Terry Thomas is an english-born college professor with women-problems: he can't get away from them! To complicate things, his fiances' long-lost daughter appears and poses as an escape school-girl. Thomas' young roommate Richard Beymer is 'nutty' for her. What follows is a series of misadventures that include women doing anything possible for Thomas, the acquisition of a dinosaur bone, and a crazy Mr. Hyde-like change!

It's basically one of those 60's feel good movies in which all the strange little plot details come together in the end. BACHELOR FLAT is a fun and entertaining way to pass the time on a lazy Saturday afternoon.


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