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The Party (1968)

PG | | Comedy | 4 April 1968 (USA)
A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

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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, yet good-hearted aspiring actor, Hrundi V. Bakshi, is invited to Fred Clutterbuck's big party, after ruining utterly 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 his 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 is going to end up. Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Russian | French | Chinese

Release Date:

4 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fiesta inolvidable See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mirisch Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Mrs Clutterbuck falls from a walkway into the swimming pool below and is pulled out soaking wet. She is carried up to her bedroom but her clothes are now dry. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing to Lose
(1968)
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Claudine Longet (uncredited)
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good comedy

Peter Sellers play the part of an Indian actor that has a great ability in getting into troubles. After ruining a film he is fired, but, due to a mismatch in the data, he is invited to a Hollywood party, where everyone seem to be happy, but he knows nobody, which will lead to a bunch of funny situations. Time has passed for the movie and most of the scenes have a unique naive character, as the jokes now seem a little innocent (no sex jokes, no gross gags). However, the movie is still quite funny, as the genius of Peter Sellers is able to make it. His acting is superb and it makes the film one of the best he did, following the Pink Panther ones.


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