The Bachelor Party Script

Script by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay), Paddy Chayefsky (Story)
Directed by:Delbert Mann

Plot:Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential in expressing their concerns and hopes.

Marty (1955) Script

Script by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)
Directed by:Delbert Mann

Plot:Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

The Hospital (1971) Script

Script by:Paddy Chayefsky (Writer)
Directed by:Arthur Hiller

Plot:A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Paint Your Wagon Script

Script by:Alan Jay Lerner (Musical), Alan Jay Lerner (Screenplay), Paddy Chayefsky (Adaptation)
Directed by:Joshua Logan

Plot:A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Network Script

Script by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)
Directed by:Sidney Lumet

Plot:When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.