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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 »

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay), Paddy Chayefsky (story "The Bachelor Party")
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nancy Marchand ... The Sister-in-law
Carolyn Jones ... The Existentialist
Patricia Smith ... The Wife
Larry Blyden ... Ken
Philip Abbott ... The Groom
Jack Warden ... The Bachelor
E.G. Marshall ... Walter
Don Murray ... Charlie
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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They'll live it up tonight! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

At just over 6 minutes of screen time, Carolyn Jones' performance is the tenth shortest ever to be Oscar-nominated. 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: I got along fine at home. My mom's a good cook. I've got a nice life.
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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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An Oscar-nominated performance steals the picture!
27 March 2000 | by Linus-24See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bachelor Party See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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