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The Party (1968)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  4 April 1968 (USA)
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A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Natalia Borisova ...
Ballerina
Jean Carson ...
Nanny
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Rosalind Dunphy
Al Checco ...
Bernard Stein
Corinne Cole ...
Janice Kane
Dick Crockett ...
Wells
Frances Davis ...
Maid
Danielle De Metz ...
Stella D'Angelo (as Danielle de Metz)
Herbert Ellis ...
Director (as Herb Ellis)
Paul Ferrara ...
Ronnie Smith
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Levinson
Kathe Green ...
Molly Clutterbuck
Allen Jung ...
Cook
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Storyline

After getting fired from General Federal Studios, Junior Artiste, Hrundi V. Bakshi, ends up getting invited to an upscale party thrown by the wealthy Clutterbuck family. After his tryst with his shoe, he is aided by an inebriated butler and a baby elephant to create hilarious chaos for the hosts and their chic guests. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

If you've ever been to a wilder party... you're under arrest.

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Comedy

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Release Date:

4 April 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fiesta inolvidable  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 4,388,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The unusual red sculpture on the wall behind the dining room table is a Mexican "árbol de la vida" (tree of life). They are still manufactured today. See more »

Goofs

There is no reason for the bidet to leak. Whilst the toilet breaks down after Bakshi has used it, he has not touched the bidet before it begins to gush water violently. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Director: All right, cut it! Cut it!
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Soundtracks

Nothing to Lose
(1968)
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Claudine Longet (uncredited)
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Inspired slapstick
25 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Blackballed bit-actor in Hollywood is mistakenly invited to a Tinsel Town party hosted by the same studio chief who wants him dead. Unusual comedy with little dialogue, lots of terrific visual gags and Peter Sellers at his peak (he's very low-keyed here, and immensely charming). Director Blake Edwards loses his footing in the last twenty minutes when the gathering gets out of hand (I can't recall one movie wherein a wild party sequence managed to be hilarious). Despite this, there's a lovely concluding scene between Sellers and a breathtaking Claudine Longet (who looks like a delicate flower) which left me beaming. "The Party" isn't full of dumb shtick. The slapstick is sometimes very smart, and Edwards doesn't condescend to the audience. Nice soundtrack, too, by the incomparable Henry Mancini (with kudos to Longet's song "Nothing To Lose", written by Mancini and Don Black). *** out of ****


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