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The Bachelor Party

The Bachelor Party (1957)

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Release Date: Apr 10, 1957 Wide

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Like his earlier Marty, Paddy Chayefsky's The Bachelor Party began life as a TV play. The film version centers around the impending wedding of thirtyish Arnold (Philip Abbott). As they gather for the traditional "wild" bachelor party, Arnold's married pals begin reflecting on their own lives. Most of what develops is seen through the eyes of Charlie Samson (Don Murray), a staid bookkeeper who intends to cut loose at Arnold's premarital bacchanale. The unexpected pathetic figure in the

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Drama, Classics

Paddy Chayevsky

Dec 30, 1996

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Semi-effective effort of writer Chayefsky and director Delbert Mann to repeat the success of their Oscar winning Marty, this melodrama is verbose and pretentious, though acting by Don Murray and Carolyn Jones is good.

March 23, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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This bachelor party is as much fun as riding the NYC subway late at night without a cop in sight.

May 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Selfish, reprehensible men do selfish, reprehensible things and the viewer is supposed to care. Good acting especially by Carolyn Jones in a standout part but impossible to warm up to. A lot of sound and fury adding up to absolutely zilch.
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