The Bachelor (1955 film)

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The Bachelor
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Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli
Starring Alberto Sordi
Nino Manfredi
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Virna Lisi (uncredited)
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo
Edited by Eraldo Da Roma
Release date
Running time
89 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Bachelor (Italian: Lo scapolo) is a 1955 film directed by Antonio Pietrangeli, starring Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi. It was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[1]


The accountant Paolo Anselmi is a confirmed bachelor who finds himself having to do the best man for a friend's business partner. Paul left the old apartment to his friend and his wife moved to a small guesthouse where he met a woman, a young hostess. The relationship between the two begins to get serious, but he does not want commitment, then the girl gets moved to another city. Paul regain his freedom, but loneliness grips him. The company of the other bachelors bored, if the night feels bad and is only the mother continues to insist on getting married. The bachelor is convinced and begins to seek a wife. Among the "candidates" have many defects insurmountable, jealousy, family, bulky, but finally manages to convince him is Miss Carla who becomes his companion despite their initial meetings have always ended in fights furious.



  1. ^ "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". Retrieved 2010-08-01. 

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