The Bachelor Party (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bachelor Party (1957)




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This film centers around the impending wedding of thirtyish Arnold. 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 a staid bookkeeper who intends to cut loose at Abbott's premarital bacchanal.

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Don Murray
as Charlie Samson
Jack Warden
as Eddie Watkins
Larry Blyden
as Kenneth
Patricia Smith
as Helen Samson
Carolyn Jones
as The Existentialist
Karen Norris
as Hostess
Barbara Ames
as Girl on Stoop
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Critic Reviews for The Bachelor Party

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The one thing that makes the pathos of it all endurable is the cheerfulness of the writer and the director in facing up to the ironies. That and the excellent performances all the actors give.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, I do not have enough space here to analyze the numerous other sociological lessons offered by this extremely rich film, whose mise-en-scene is brilliant at the same time as it appears to be "neutral."

December 7, 2021 | Full Review…

Another TV luminary, Paddy Chayefsky, has written a worthy successor to his famous Marty, although it doesn't pack as much emotional appeal as its predecessor.

October 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This bachelor party is as much fun as riding the NYC subway late at night without a cop in sight.

May 2, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bachelor Party


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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