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The Party (1968)

PG | | Comedy | 3 April 1968 (USA)
A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Blake Edwards (screenplay), Tom Waldman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

By a twist of fate, the clumsy, but well-meaning aspiring actor, Hrundi V. Bakshi, is invited to Fred Clutterbuck's big party, after utterly ruining the set of his latest feature film. However, unbeknownst to the host, Bakshi is present at the gathering, merrily mingling with the hand-picked guests in this magnificent hi-tech villa, where the drinks are flowing, and everybody is in high spirits. But, much to everyone's surprise, when Bakshi accidentally has his first-ever sip of alcohol, only God knows how this well-thought party will end. What delightful disasters await? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Russian | French | Chinese

Release Date:

3 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,631
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The baseball game that Vin Scully is broadcasting is from August 29, 1967, the Dodgers vs. the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Lou Johnson is leading off the top of the 4th inning with the score tied 1-1. The Giants went on to win 11-1. See more »

Goofs

In the scene mid-way through the film where the woman is playing guitar and singing, the sounds of the guitar strings are not in sync with her finger plucking. There are also sounds from other instruments like a flute playing along with the music yet she is performing solo with only the acoustic guitar. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Pastewka: Der Parkausweis (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Party
(1968)
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by the Party Latecomers (as The Party Poops)
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For Steve Franken and Claudine Longet fans only
1 April 1999 | by bwaynefSee all my reviews

How, I wonder, did this movie seem so funny when I saw it in a theater in 1968, and just as funny when it aired on "The NBC Late Movie" in 76 or 77, but seem like such a dud now? It shows that Blake Edwards, who co-wrote the supposed screenplay, started his decline long before "Darling Lili," the movie with which it is presumed he hit rock bottom in 1970. I detected two genuine laughs and a few chuckles in this otherwise barren wasteland, and none were provided by Peter Sellers, whose decline also started with this film. The only comedic performance of note came from Steve Franken, a fairly obscure character actor who was superb as a waiter who spends more time drinking the liquor than serving it. Otherwise, the only value contained in the film was contributed by Claudine Longet and the late Carol Wayne, both of whom looked terrific.


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