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Release Date:
8 January 1962 (Sweden) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tuesday Weld ... Libby Bushmill / Libby Smith

Richard Beymer ... Mike Pulaski

Terry-Thomas ... Professor Bruce Patterson

Celeste Holm ... Helen Bushmill
Francesca Bellini ... Gladys Schmidlapp

Howard McNear ... Dr. Dylan Bowman
Ann Del Guercio ... Liz Turner

Roxanne Arlen ... Mrs. Roberts
Alice Reinheart ... Mrs. Bowman
Jessica Dachshund ... Jessica
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danielle Aubry ... French Stewardess (uncredited)
Stephen Bekassy ... Paul Probest (Artist) (uncredited)
Christopher Bowler ... Student (uncredited)
David Brandon ... Student (uncredited)

Joe Brooks ... Driver (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Paul Revere (uncredited)
Stephen Chase ... District Attorney (uncredited)
Carol Christensen ... Student (uncredited)

Jerry Fujikawa ... Frank, Gardener (uncredited)

Robert Karnes ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Big Man in Jaguar in Dream (uncredited)

Margo Moore ... Mabel Smith (TV Movie Moll) (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Officer in Sheriff's Office (uncredited)

Dick Whittinghill ... Radio D.J. (voice) (uncredited)
Roy Wright ... Big Fireman (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Budd Grossman  play
Budd Grossman  screenplay
Frank Tashlin  screenplay

Produced by
Jack Cummings .... producer
Original Music by
John Williams  (as Johnny Williams)
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler 
Art Direction by
Leland Fuller 
Jack Martin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Donfeld  (as Don Feld)
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director (as A.O. Schaumer)
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Sharp .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Carl Shain .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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91 min | 88 min (FMC Library Print)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Gladys Schmidlapp:You're so wonderful; not cheating on a friend. I can't wait 'til you two become enemies.See more »


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Forget serious, just enjoy this lightweight comedy of a bygone era, 10 April 2009
Author: bcherney from The lakeshore, Wisconsin

Bachelor Flat is one of those well done early 60's lightweight comedies that is not a great standout, but a movie one cannot help but like. Terry Thomas is superb as the steadfast British professor trying to keep his stiff upper lip heritage intact in a youthful environment of early southern California culture. Thomas is very well supported by the rest of cast who play off against the professor's stiff British bearing. The true delight to this movie is when Thomas shows his ability to play off against this British bearing with comedy antics that predate anything comedy group Monte Python would do so well later. Tuesday Weld is also quite good as the "wayward teenager" along with Richard Beymer who does a very competent job of playing the professor's young neighbor and friend. I found this movie quite charming in it's own way, and everyone ends up doing the right thing. I would recommend it for anyone who needs a nice diversion from the often heavy handed and simplistic comedies of today.

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