The Bachelor Party
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The Bachelor Party
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 proceedings is Walter (E. G. Marshall), a self-described "swinger" who after a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This bachelor party is as much fun as riding the NYC subway late at night without a cop in sight."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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