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Diary of a Bachelor (1964)

A wealthy young woman about to marry a noted playboy comes across his diary, and as she reads it, she begins to discover that her intended husband isn't quite what he seems to be.



(as Ken Barnett)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Silver ...
Charlie Barrett
Dagne Crane ...
Denise Lor ...
Jane Woods
Jan Crockett ...
Jennifer Watters
Susan Dean ...
Eleni Kiamos ...
Angie Pisano
Joan Holloway ...
Nancy Feather
Mickey Deems ...
Barney Washburn
Carlotta Jones
Marvin Rollins
Joey Faye ...
Jackie Kannon ...
Jamie Alexander ...
Bachelor (as James Alexander)
Bradley Bolke ...


A wealthy young woman about to marry a noted playboy comes across his diary, and as she reads it, she begins to discover that her intended husband isn't quite what he seems to be.

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16 August 1965 (Sweden)  »

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Surprisingly charming
9 December 2003 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

This obscurity (listed in very few books) showed up on Canada's Drive-In Classics channel and I taped it for its vintage, fully expecting a smirky bedroom farce with the usual sophomoric Hefner Era attitudes toward women. Pleasantly, it turns out that it's way closer in spirit to "Alfie" than Matt Helm, a lightweight and easy-going comedy about an aging New York playboy (William Traylor) and his search for genuine love.

In a funny reversal of the day's standards, the bouffanted Dior-clad beauties he dates (and not always beds) consistently have the upperhand, more often than not pulling the old "triple-f" on this suave and urbane swordsman-in-a-tux, finding him not good enough and discarding him. The title volume itself tells his story in flashback, and it's being read on the sly by his rich and elegant bride-to-be, and one wonders how much of her outrage is moral indignation, and how much is disappointment. His male poker buddies (including a young Dom Deluise) are losers at the romance game and hold him in awe, little knowing what a hopeless case he actually is. The finale, while not bitterly ironic, has a funny sense of the inevitable.

No "forgotten masterpiece", but a diverting little nugget that deserves an audience. Crisp and lovely B&W photography captures early 60s NYC, and the cars, decor and fashions are pure eye candy. Also, the acting and characterizations are quite solid, from a script by Freddie Francis.

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