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 ... Bernard Stein
Corinne Cole Corinne Cole ... Janice Kane
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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If you've ever been to a wilder party... you're under arrest. See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

During the scene in which Peter Sellers wrecks the upstairs bathroom, the band downstairs can be heard playing 'Meglio Stasera' ("It Had Better Be Tonight"), which was originally written for and used as both a vocal and instrumental score in The Pink Panther (1963). Both movies were scored by Henry Mancini, directed by Blake Edwards and starred Peter Sellers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Director: All right, cut it! Cut it!
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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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One of the Blake Edwards Best...
26 June 2002 | by Clarke-6See 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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USA

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Release Date:

4 April 1968 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,631
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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