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The Wedding Party (1969)

Not Rated
92 min | Comedy

Charlie and Josephine are to be married in a church on the island off the east coast where her family, the Fishes, live, the other wedding events to take place or centered on the well-off Fishes' extremely large house. Alistair and Cecil ...See moreCharlie and Josephine are to be married in a church on the island off the east coast where her family, the Fishes, live, the other wedding events to take place or centered on the well-off Fishes' extremely large house. Alistair and Cecil are Charlie's two groomsmen despite neither really believing in marriage, they, who do believe in love, doing whatever they can to make what they assume will be Charlie's miserable married life tolerable. Charlie, Alistair and Cecil arrive on the island the morning of the day before the ceremony, all of whom who will meet most of Josephine's very large network of family, extended family, friends and acquaintances attending the wedding for the first time, many of who border on the eccentric. As Charlie goes through the process of the pre-wedding events, including the stag party, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and the minister's counseling services, and beyond other problems that arise such as Baker, the Fishes' trusty servant, expressing some frustration as to his employment, Charlie begins to have doubts about marrying Josephine. As such, he tries to find a way to get out of the wedding. Barring that happening, he will try Plan B, which is to sabotage the wedding by other actions. This movie is less a "will he or won't he" make it to the church on time question, but rather a satire on the rituals associated with weddings, with excerpts from the fictional book of etiquette, "The Compleat Bridegroom", presented as title cards to those events, followed by the mess of the actual event itself. Written by Huggo See less
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Directors
Brian De Palma (a film by) (as Brian DePalma) | Wilford Leach (a film by) | Cynthia Munroe (a film by)
Writers
Cynthia Munroe (a film by) | Brian De Palma (a film by) (as Brian DePalma) | Wilford Leach (a film by)
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Release date
Apr 9, 1969 (United States)

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Valda Setterfield
Mrs. Fish - The Bride's Mother Mrs. Fish - The Bride's Mother   See fewer
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Raymond McNally
Mr. Fish - The Bride's Father Mr. Fish - The Bride's Father   See fewer
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John Braswell
Reverend Oldfield - The Officiant Reverend Oldfield - The Officiant   See fewer
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Charles Pfluger
Charlie - The Groom Charlie - The Groom   See fewer
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Jill Clayburgh
Josephine - The Bride Josephine - The Bride   See fewer
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William Finley
Alistair - A Groomsman Alistair - A Groomsman   See fewer
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Robert De Niro
Cecil - A Groomsman (as Robert Denero) Cecil - A Groomsman (as Robert Denero)   See fewer
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Judy Thomas
Celeste - The Organist Celeste - The Organist   See fewer
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Jennifer Salt
Phoebe - The Bride's Younger Sister Phoebe - The Bride's Younger Sister   See fewer
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Sue Ann Gilfillan
Ninny - The Nanny (as Sue Ann Converse) Ninny - The Nanny (as Sue Ann Converse)   See fewer
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John Quinn
Baker - The Servant Baker - The Servant   See fewer
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Richard Kolmar
Jean-Claude / I. Singh / Klaus - Former Boyfriends of the Bride Jean-Claude / I. Singh / Klaus - Former Boyfriends of the Bride   See fewer
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Jane Odin
Carol - A Bridesmaid Carol - A Bridesmaid   See fewer
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Penny Bridgers
Bridesmaid Bridesmaid   See fewer
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Nancy Reeder
Bridesmaid Bridesmaid   See fewer
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Joanna Chapin
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Cynthia Munroe
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Kitty Gallagher
Mrs. Lovett Mrs. Lovett   See fewer
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Clara Gallagher
Mrs. Greely Mrs. Greely   See fewer
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Vivian Muti
Mrs. Thackery Mrs. Thackery   See fewer
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Helmut Pfluger
Charles - The Groom's Father Charles - The Groom's Father   See fewer
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Andra Akers
Wedding Guest Wedding Guest   See fewer
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Laurie Kennedy
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Tony Converse
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Louisa Youell
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Susan Fowler
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Jared Martin
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Diana Welles
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Robert Groves
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Lena Tabori
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Lottie Heiser
Bride's Relative (as Mrs. Lottie Heiser) Bride's Relative (as Mrs. Lottie Heiser)   See fewer
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Frances Diana Welles
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Mrs. R. Robert Tree
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Nancy Solomon
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Clara T. Buckthorne
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Bessie Birdfield
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Helen F. McFadden
Bride's Relative (as Mrs. Helen F. McFadden) Bride's Relative (as Mrs. Helen F. McFadden)   See fewer
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Jewel Fincher
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R. Tibble
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Naomi H. Lennon
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Mrs. Arthur H. Noble III
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Rachel McQuire
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Marie McFadden
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Ella T. Thatcher
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Dorothy Noble
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Dorothy 'Dot' Olsen
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Ethel T. Hunt
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Judell T. Hunter
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R. Althea Townsend
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Rosanne Reabold
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Michele Borden
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Estelle Carter-Heese
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A.R. Nichol Jr.
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Clara Watford
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Angel Portman
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Shirley Shattuck
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A. Wilbur
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Genivieve Berswell
Bride's Relative (as Miss Genivieve Berswell) Bride's Relative (as Miss Genivieve Berswell)   See fewer
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Helena Moses Welles
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Mrs. Fred Churchill
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Edmundo Roe
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Rose Arbuckle
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Frankie Olsen
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Mrs. Percy Grosvenor
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Sophie Marie Elmsdale
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Carla Herne Bay
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Mrs. John Dulverton
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Mrs. Frank Dumverton Jr.
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Felice Conkermouth
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Mrs. Conrad Considine
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Mrs. T. Ferry
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Mrs. Burnley Burgh
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Sadie Lamb
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Pearl Lamb
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Burley Jones
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Mrs. Roger S. Blackwell Jr.
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Mrs. Roger S. Blackwell Sr.
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Roger Blackwell III
Bride's Relative (as R. 'Rog' Blackwell III) Bride's Relative (as R. 'Rog' Blackwell III)   See fewer
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Mary Tree
Bride's Relative (as Mrs. Mary Tree) Bride's Relative (as Mrs. Mary Tree)   See fewer
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Gretel Schmidt
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Mrs. T.R. Morshead
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Ted Packford
Bride's Relative (as Master Ted Packford) Bride's Relative (as Master Ted Packford)   See fewer
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5 / 10 | 876 votes