Bachelor Flat 1962 NR CC

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Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson (Terry Thomas) has the natural British charm that allures women automatically. When his fiancee 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 mothers home unaware that she in engaged.

Starring:
Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Frank Tashlin
Starring Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer
Supporting actors Terry-Thomas, Celeste Holm, Francesca Bellini, Howard McNear, Ann Del Guercio, Roxanne Arlen, Alice Reinheart, Jessica Dachshund, Danielle Aubry, Stephen Bekassy, Christopher Bowler, David Brandon, Joe Brooks, George Bruggeman, Stephen Chase, Carol Christensen, Jerry Fujikawa, Robert Karnes
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Not in its original widescreen aspect ratio... ugly pan and scan.
emmalover
Whilst it was unusual to see Terry Thomas in a leading role he seems perfect for the part, and strangely attractive, as the terribly-Brittish Proffessor.
Jenny S.A.
This movie is one of the great, goofy, clean comedies of the early 60's.
Charmane McLellan

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By V. Risoli on May 10, 2014
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20th Century-Fox's Cinema Archives has rightfully taken some flack from its home video customers for presenting their Cinemascope films in pan and scan which was believed because the studio was behind the times with the home viewers by still offering them 1980s viewing technology. It recently has been offering some of their new product in the Cinema Archives line in widescreen as a result of listening to reviewers complain and the copy I received of "Bachelor Flat" seems to be one of them, but then it might be what I'm reading they call "pillowboxed" and not true widescreen. I understand they did a welcome job with "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef" providing the best widescreen transfer of a public domain title. In any case, it seems an improvement than having them cut out chunks of the frame, but why not step up to the times with viewing capabilities? "Bachelor Flat" is the 1961 hit that was directed by the great Frank Tashlin, a notable cartoon director, that has made some of the funniest films ever like the Doris Day comedy "The Glass Bottom Boat." I'd have to say "Bachelor Flat" ranks up there as one of his best. Starring Terry Thomas (who usually played supporting roles as it is hard to think his brand of character could sustain an entire film), Thomas played three roles in the Italian/U.S. comedy "Arabella" with Virna Lisi in 1967 and it was done seamlessly as three distinct credible and hilarious characters and here he is again well suited. This is not the first time Tashlin has directed his genius on the British side as he later directed the film version of Agatha Christie's "The Alphabet Murders" with Tony Randall as Hercule Poirot.Read more ›
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MadMacs on April 3, 2011
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Unusual comedy - not because of the subject matter, which is quite routine for the period, rather because of the star of the film. One of my all-time favorite character actors, Terry-Thomas, was given the lead. Mostly remembered as the sneaky weasel of a bureaucratic boob or pedantic official, I believe this is one of the few films where he is in fact the lead actor not playing to type.

I have to admit at being surprised to discover that he plays the straight man to Richard Beymer's sex-crazed beatnik friend.

The premise: Thomas plays Professor Bruce Patterson, on staff at the local college and due to be married to wealthy socialite portrayed by veteran actress Celeste Holm. Solid citizen and good man, Patterson is neither tempted by the many young females who occupy his classes and routinely throw themselves for his attention; nor does he partake in what was quickly transitioning from the Beat Generation to the Hippy Counterculture & Free Love. Boring, staid, and unequivocally British - his life is a perfect demonstration of studious academics, quiet reflection and serene control.

That all changes the day a young beautiful blonde finds her way into his beach home. A home that is technically owned by his fiancé.

The twist here is that the young blonde, Tuesday Weld, claims to be a street-hardened runaway and desperately in need of love - which she hopes (plots) will be provided by the man who wants to marry her mother - Holm. And in so doing, proving to her mother that Patterson is nothing but a cad wolf dressed in Savile Row sheep's clothing.

Throw in the beatnik buffoon who Patterson has graciously allowed to stay on the property; said beatnik who happens to fall madly in love with Ms. Weld. Presto - you have Bachelor Flat.
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Movie is spotty. Has great moments but sort of falls apart. A victim of it's own zaniness. But, Tuesday Weld's energetic, adorable performance is what carries this movie as far as it can go. I also like her chemistry with Richard Beymer. The ending is stupid. They make Libby (Tuesday Weld) almost an afterthought in the last 15 minutes of the film as they have a drunken professor chasing women around the beach with an umbrella. 4 stars but only because of Tuesday Weld.
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Remembered this movie as a child and always loved it's quirkiness.Whilst it was unusual to see Terry Thomas in a leading role he seems perfect for the part, and strangely attractive, as the terribly-Brittish Proffessor.Light hearted fun,just as I remembered.
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By emmalover on August 2, 2014
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Not in its original widescreen aspect ratio... ugly pan and scan. C'mon, Amazon... it's Frank Tashlin! Frank Tashlin, one of the widescreen comic masters of midcentury American movies.
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