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The Party (1968)

 -  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

An Indian actor makes a huge mistake during the filming of a costume epic. When the 'Fire this guy' list gets confused with the studio head's guest list for a party, he appears there and everyone assumes he must belong. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bumbling | shoe | elephant | actor | cowboy | See more »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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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

When Bakshi lifts the lid on the toilet cistern, it is full of water. If it was continuously flushing, it should be empty. See more »

Quotes

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

References The Pink Panther (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Party
(1968)
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by the party latecomers
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User Reviews

Simple yet effective slapstick shows Seller's genius
25 January 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! Peter Sellers plays a bumbling Indian movie extra who, after prematurely blowing up a very expensive fort (which was meant to be destroyed in the big finale of the war movie he was cast in), is earmarked for blacklisting so he will 'never work in movies again'. His name inadvertently ends up on an exclusive guest list to a Hollywood party at the residence of the bigwig producer who tried to sack him. Many laughs follow as Sellers (lacking in social skills) fumbles his way around the party, bringing misadventure to all those he meets. The visual gags are cheap but effective and his Indian accent is to die for! This is a side-splitter - definitely check it out! I gave it an 8 out of 10.


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