Beware of Bachelors

Beware of Bachelors is a 1928 American part-talkie pre-code comedy drama film produced and released by Warner Bros., and directed by Roy Del Ruth. The movie stars Audrey Ferris, William Collier Jr., Margaret Livingston, Clyde Cook and George Beranger. The film was based on a story, of the same name, by Mark Canfield(an alias for Daryl Zanuck).[1][2]

Beware of Bachelors
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Written byRobert Lord
Screenplay byJoseph Jackson
Based onBeware of Bachelors
by "Mark Canfield" (Daryl Zanuck)
CinematographyNorbert Brodine
Frank Kesson
Edited byRalph Dawson
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 27, 1928 (1928-10-27) (U.S.)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


A young doctor (William Collier Jr) is accused by his pretty wife (Audrey Ferris) of paying too much attention to one of his woman patients (Margaret Livingston) when she makes a pass at him. Ferris, assuming that her husband is having an affair, decide to have one herself with a perfumer, played by George Beranger. Wife and husband make up but they soon quarrel once again when the jealous wife finds her husband at a cafe with Livingston. Ferris decides to leave her husband and starts going out with Beranger to wild parties. Eventually, Ferris decides that she truly loves Collier and can't live without him. They are reconciled and Ferris returns to her husband.


Preservation status

A 35mm copy of this film survives at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation[3] in Washington, D.C., and a 16mm copy survives at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.[4]



  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Beware of Bachelors at
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Beware of Bachelors
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 15, c.1978 by the American Film Institute
  4. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Beware of Bachelors (entry needs updating to show LOC holding)

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