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Bachelor Flat (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 January 1962 (Sweden)
British college professor seeks peace in a California beach house but has nothing but trouble from an uninvited female 'juvenile delinquent', a neighbor with a mischievous dog, and a bevy of amorous American woman.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

Budd Grossman (play), Budd Grossman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tuesday Weld ... Libby Bushmill / Libby Smith
Richard Beymer ... Mike Pulaski
Terry-Thomas ... Prof. Bruce Patterson
Celeste Holm ... Helen Bushmill
Francesca Bellini Francesca Bellini ... Gladys Schmidlapp
Howard McNear ... Dr. Dylan Bowman
Ann Del Guercio Ann Del Guercio ... Liz Turner
Roxanne Arlen ... Mrs. Roberts
Alice Reinheart Alice Reinheart ... Mrs. Bowman
Jessica Dachshund Jessica Dachshund ... Jessica
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Storyline

Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson (Terry Thomas) has the natural British charm that allures women automatically. When his fiancée Helen Bushmill (Celeste Holm) is abroad for an extended time, he has to fight the neighborhood ladies and his students away. Helen has failed to tell him that she has a seventeen year old daughter Libby (Tuesday Weld) who shows up at her mother's home unaware that she in engaged. Bruce's neighbor Mike (Richard Beymer) and his mischievous dachshund also get mixed up in the all the shenanigans happening around the "bachelor flat." Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1962 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Bachelor Flat See more »

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Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Costume designer Travilla designed the iconic The Seven Year Itch (1955) dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in the subway scene. In this movie Roxanne Arlen is wearing one of the four original dresses Travilla sent to 20th Century-Fox. See more »

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When the professor lifts the lid on the crate, Libby is buried under excelsior but when she climbs out she is only lying on top of it. See more »

Quotes

Professor Bruce Patterson: It reminds me of the story of the dinosaur, the three dinosaurs, I don't know if you know it but they were called Foot-Foot-Foot, Foot-Foot, and Foot. And one day, Foot-Foot-Foot, Foot-Foot, and Foot were playing and Foot said to Foot-Foot, "Foot-Foot, I'm not feeling very well". And Foot-Foot said to Foot-Foot-Foot, "Foot-Foot-Foot, did you hear? Foot isn't feeling very well". So, well, to cut a long story short, Foot died. And several weeks later, well it might have been months, I don't think...
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Makes you wish you were English Californian in the 60s!
5 April 2002 | by evenbetterSee all my reviews

I recently saw this film on AMC. Personally, I think this is one of the best movies i've seen in a while! Here's a plot summary:

Terry Thomas is an english-born college professor with women-problems: he can't get away from them! To complicate things, his fiances' long-lost daughter appears and poses as an escape school-girl. Thomas' young roommate Richard Beymer is 'nutty' for her. What follows is a series of misadventures that include women doing anything possible for Thomas, the acquisition of a dinosaur bone, and a crazy Mr. Hyde-like change!

It's basically one of those 60's feel good movies in which all the strange little plot details come together in the end. BACHELOR FLAT is a fun and entertaining way to pass the time on a lazy Saturday afternoon.


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