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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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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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Just say you love me...you don't have to mean it! You meet a girl on the street. First she laughs. Then she takes you to a party...and before you know it she's telling you how she hates to be alone at night. Yes it could only have happened the night of... See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Movie debut of Nancy Marchand. 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: [after hearing an answer to his question, what do you do with your wife?] I do that with my mother.
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Soundtracks

Saturday Night Mambo
(uncredited)
from Marty (1955)
Music by Roy Webb
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Depressing but worth seeing
18 March 2000 | by luciferjohnsonSee all my reviews

A "slice of life" drama centered around a bachelor party. Don Murray plays a newly married, not very happily married, man. His vague dissatisfaction with his marriage is tested as he wander into Greenwich Village (nicely filmed on location)and compares himself to his friends--an older, struggling married man, the bridegroom, the confirmed bachelor. Will he stray or not? The movie is depressing, far less uplifting than Marty. But good performances from Murray, Jack Warden and Carolyn Jones.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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