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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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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 (

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




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Release Date:

4 April 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fiesta inolvidable  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)


SEK 4,388,000 (Sweden)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the Blake Edwards Best...
26 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but if you don't laugh, until you cry or your sides ache, at something, hell, at everything in this movie then you'd better check yourself for a pulse. The first four or five times I viewed The Party, I did just that. This is a gut aching, side splitting, fall on the floor, laugh a minute comedy, from start to finish! The scene where the Cornish game hen 'flies' across the dinner table and lands on the tiara of one of the party 'goers' is literally one of the funniest scenes of all time. And it's not just the outrageously funny bumbling physical comedy of Peter Sellers. There is also a subtleness with which Sellers portrays his Indian character that is very visible in his many facial expressions as well as with the 'body language' he uses, that's just as funny. If you even like comedy just a little, you'll love this movie. I give it 4 stars, to infinity!

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