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The Bachelor Party ()


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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.

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The Sister-in-law
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The Existentialist
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The Wife
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Ken
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The Groom
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The Bachelor
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Walter
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Charlie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Ames ...
Girl on Stoop (uncredited)
Norma Arden Campbell ...
Stripteaser (uncredited)
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Greenwich Village Party Guest (uncredited)
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Long-hair Village intellectual (uncredited)
Karen Norris ...
Hostess (uncredited)
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Greenwich Village Party Guest (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Existentialist's Landlord (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by

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Delbert Mann

Written by

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Paddy Chayefsky ... (screenplay)
 
Paddy Chayefsky ... (story "The Bachelor Party")

Produced by

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Paddy Chayefsky ... associate producer
Harold Hecht ... producer
James Hill ... producer (uncredited)
Burt Lancaster ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Paul Mertz ... (as Paul Madeira)
Alex North ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Joseph LaShelle

Editorial Department

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William B. Murphy ... editorial supervisor
Bill Rivol ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Connie Roese ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ted Haworth

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Edward G. Boyle

Costume Design by

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Mary Grant

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Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist
Rudolph Liszt ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Richard McWhorter ... production manager
Eric Stacey ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Maybery ... assistant director (as Dick Mayberry)
Edward O. Denault ... assistant director (uncredited)
Sal Scoppa Jr. ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert G. Carlisle ... sound effects editor
John K. Kean ... sound recordist (as John Keane)
Paul Wolfe ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

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Frank J. Calabria ... camera operator (uncredited)
Don Christie ... still photographer (uncredited)
Hugh Crawford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Davis ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eric Seelig ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... conductor
Lloyd Young ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

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Lee Frederic ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Dave Golding ... publicist (uncredited)
Jim Lancaster ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines 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 »
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Also Known As
  • La nuit des maris (France)
  • La noche de los maridos (Spain)
  • Despedida de Solteiro (Brazil)
  • 独身者のパーティ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Die Junggesellenparty (Austria)
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  • 92 min
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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Playboy: The Story of X (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Saturday Night Mambo See more »
Quotes [Charlie is trying to kiss a girl he just met]
The Existentialist: Just say you love me.
Charlie Samson: [confused] What?
The Existentialist: Just say you love me. You don't have to mean it.
[Charlie tries to kiss her, but she fights him off]
Charlie Samson: What's the matter?
The Existentialist: Say you love me.
Charlie Samson: Oh, come on.
The Existentialist: Say you love me.
Charlie Samson: Come on.
The Existentialist: No!
Charlie Samson: I love you, I love you!
[they madly embrace and kiss passionately]
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