The Bachelor Party (1957)
First screened in July 2015
Director: Delbert Mann. Cast: Don Murray, Patricia Smith, Jack Warden, Philip Abbott, E.G. Marshall, Larry Blyden, Nancy Marchand, Carolyn Jones, Norma Arden Campbell, Judith Malina. Screenplay: Paddy Chayefsky (based on his story).

Twitter Capsule: I expected The Hangover and got Winter Light! Unusually baleful reflections on marriage, especially for the 50s.

VOR:   Marty writer and director reunite for more overtly dolorous study of marriage, couplehood, and male camaraderie. Not innovative, but surprising and curious in tone.

Photo © 1957 United Artists

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Carolyn Jones

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