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Release Date:
4 April 1968 (USA) See more »
If you've ever been to a wilder party... you're under arrest.
A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Hrundi V. Bakshi

Claudine Longet ... Michele Monet
Natalia Borisova ... Ballerina
Jean Carson ... Nanny

Marge Champion ... 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

Steve Franken ... Levinson

Kathe Green ... Molly Clutterbuck

Allen Jung ... Cook
Sharron Kimberly ... Princess Helena
James Lanphier ... Harry

Buddy Lester ... Davey Kane
Stephen Liss ... Geoffrey Clutterbuck

Gavin MacLeod ... C. S. Divot
Jerry Martin ... Bradford

Fay McKenzie ... Alice Clutterbuck
J. Edward McKinley ... Fred Clutterbuck
Denny Miller ... 'Wyoming Bill' Kelso
Elianne Nadeau ... Wiggy
Tom Quine ... Congressman Dunphy (as Thomas W. Quine)
Timothy Scott ... Gore Pontoon
Ken Wales ... Assistant Director
Carol Wayne ... June Warren
Donald R. Frost ... Drummer

Helen Kleeb ... Secretary
George Winters ... Cliff Hanger
Linda Gaye Scott ... Starlet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John McKee ... Policeman (uncredited)

Vin Scully ... Himself - Vin Scully (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
Writing credits
Blake Edwards (screenplay) &
Tom Waldman (screenplay) and
Frank Waldman (screenplay)

Blake Edwards (story)

Produced by
Blake Edwards .... producer
Ken Wales .... associate producer
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Henry Mancini (music)
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters (film editor)
Production Design by
Fernando Carrere 
Set Decoration by
Reg Allen (set decorations) (as Reginald Allen)
Jack Stevens (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
Makeup Department
Alice Monte .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup supervisor
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Pat Whiffing .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Patrick J. Palmer .... production manager
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Montgomery Banta .... second assistant director (as Monty Masters)
Malcolm R. Harding .... second assistant director (as Malcolm Harding)
Mickey McCardle .... first assistant director
Art Department
Arthur Friedrich .... property
William Maldonado .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Robert Martin .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist
Ben Smith .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Norman Breedlove .... special effects
Dick Crockett .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Dick Crockett .... stunt double (uncredited)
John Moio .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Alexander .... costumer: ladies
Wesley Jeffries .... costumer: men (as Wes Jeffries)
Editorial Department
Frank Mazzola .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor
Ravi Shankar .... music advisor: Mr. Sellers (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Esther Stephenson .... script supervisor
Crew verified as complete

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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Australia:A (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Italy:T | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Norway:7 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | UK:U | USA:PG (Approved No. 21613) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Associate producer Ken Wales nearly drowned during filming, after stuntman Dick Crockett shoved him into the foam-filled swimming pool as a joke. No-one had told either man that the foam was actually designed for use by firefighters, and absorbed oxygen in order to help put out fires, meaning that Wales couldn't breathe even when he was above the water, and had to be rescued by a couple of stagehands.See more »
Revealing mistakes: After Bakshi (Peter Sellers) enters the house, soaked from the garden sprinklers, the make-up around Seller's eyes begins to run visibly.See more »
[first lines]
Director:All right, cut it! Cut it!
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Can anyone identify the artist who did the paper sculptures (wall art) used in the movie?
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Inspired slapstick, 25 January 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

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 final 15 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), capped with Henry Mancini's wonderful score. "The Party" isn't full of dumb shtick. The slapstick is sometimes very smart, and Edwards doesn't condescend to the audience. Good fun! *** out of ****

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