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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers ()


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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

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  • Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 34 nominations.
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Peter Sellers
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Britt Ekland
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Anne Sellers
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Blake Edwards
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Peg Sellers
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Bill Sellers
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Sophia Loren
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Stanley Kubrick
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Maurice Woodruff
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Dennis Selinger
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Casting Agent
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Ted Levy
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Dr. Lyle Wexler
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Spike Milligan (as Edward Tudor Pole)
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Harry Secombe
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David Niven
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Car Salesman
George Cicco ...
Michael Sellers, 3 Yrs.
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Michael Sellers, 7-10 Yrs.
Eliza Darby ...
Sarah Sellers
Lance Ellington ...
Singer / Ray Ellington
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Lead Stewardess
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Ursula Andress
Nick Maloney ...
Interviewer - Switzerland
Jane Milligan ...
Reporter - Pink Panther Premiere
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Carlo Ponti
Bob Sherman ...
Movie Executive
Sam Dastor ...
Hal Ashby
Mona Hammond ...
Ruth Attaway / Louise the Maid
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'Casino Royale' Director
Grant Russell ...
Plastic Surgeon
Julian Littman ...
Businessman on Plane
Tope Oluwole ...
Beautiful Black Woman
Kate Burrell ...
Sophia's stand-in
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Emma - Selinger's secretary
In-Sook Chappell ...
So Mi - Girl at Screening
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Burt Kwouk / Cato
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Limo Driver
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Motorcycle Delivery Man
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'Millionairess' Girl with Phone
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Hilary - 'Strangelove' Assistant
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Photographer at Wedding
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Reporter - Sophia Loren Arrives
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Reporter #1 - Britt at Hospital
Josh Cole ...
Reporter #2 - Britt at Hospital
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Newscaster #1
Osmund Bullock ...
Newscaster #2
Markus Napier ...
Maitre D' - Switzerland
Kennie Andrews ...
Maintenance Man
Vera Zaal ...
Car Showroom 60's Sci-Fi Girl
Tiara Tian ...
Car Showroom Asian Beauty
Charlotte Connoley ...
Car Showroom Blonde Bombshell
Stephanie Jacob ...
Nurse with Wheelchair
Gerrard McArthur ...
Wayne - Studio Engineer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Donn ...
Studio Cameraman (uncredited)
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Lynne Frederick (uncredited)
Andrew Houghton ...
Pink Panther 1st Assistant Director (uncredited)
Polly Kemp ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Victoria Sellers (uncredited)
John Perkins ...
Hospital Porter (uncredited)
Chuen Tsou ...
Oddjob Chauffeur (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Hopkins

Written by

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Roger Lewis ... (book)
 
Christopher Markus ... (teleplay) &
Stephen McFeely ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Ben Baker ... on-line video producer
Simon Bosanquet ... producer
Freddy De Mann ... executive producer
Pilar DeMann ... associate producer
George Faber ... executive producer
Juanita Diane Feeney ... associate producer (as Juanita Diana Feeney)
David Z. Obadiah ... producer: title sequence
Charles Pattinson ... executive producer
David M. Thompson ... executive producer

Music by

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Richard Hartley

Cinematography by

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Peter Levy

Film Editing by

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John Smith

Editorial Department

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Matthew Crocker ... post-production assistant
Michael Healey ... digital colorist
Christina Kim ... post-production coordinator
Curtis Lindersmith ... digital intermediate editor
Andrew Morgado ... post-production assistant
Jeff Schweikart ... post-production assistant
Hereward Selby ... first assistant editor
Lori Taffet ... post-production coordinator
Paul C. Warschilka ... assistant editor
Mark Wright ... negative cutter
Michael Moran ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nina Gold

Production Design by

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Norman Garwood

Art Direction by

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Chris Lowe ... supervising art director
John Ralph
Lucy Richardson

Set Decoration by

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Maggie Gray

Costume Design by

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Jill Taylor

Makeup Department

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Enzo Angileri ... hair stylist: Ms. Theron
Martin Astles ... makeup effects sculptor
Greg Cannom ... special makeup effects artist
Ashley Johnson ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Davy Jones ... prosthetic makeup artist
John Kim ... makeup effects technician
Mary Kim ... makeup effects production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Ameneh Mahloudji ... makeup artist
Veronica McAleer ... chief hair designer (as Veronica Brebner) / chief makeup designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Tamara Mills ... makeup trainee
Mark Nieman ... silicone prosthetic department supervisor: Captive Audience Productions
Tapio Salmi ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Rupert Simon ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Barbara Taylor ... crowd hair
Todd Tucker ... special makeup effects artist
Keith VanderLaan ... makeup effects creator: Captive Audience Productions
Wesley Wofford ... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Sutton ... additional hairdresser (uncredited)
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou ... make-up and hair (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Harm ... unit manager
Joseph Jayawardena ... unit manager
Rachel Neale ... unit production manager
Keri Putnam ... executive in charge of production
Greg Spence ... post-production supervisor
Janet Fries Eckholm ... additional post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mike Brewster ... second unit director
Rob Burgess ... third assistant director: crowd
Ben Lanning ... third assistant director
Cliff Lanning ... first assistant director
Matthew Sharp ... second assistant director
Nick Simmonds ... additional third assistant crowd director
Kevin Westley ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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David Balfour ... property master
John Bohan ... construction manager
Peter Brown ... supervising carpenter
Graham Caulfield ... drapesmaster
Dean Clegg ... stand-by art director
Stephen Daly ... storyboard artist
Mark Dowling ... standby painter
Paul Duff ... carpenter
Robert J. Dugdale ... scenic artist
Michael Finlay ... painter
Gavin Gordon ... chargehand carpenter
Robert Hill ... chargehand stand-by
Paul Kirby ... draughtsman
Cathal MacIlwaine ... stand-by carpenter
Tom Martin ... assistant construction manager (as Thomas Martin)
Duncan McDevitt ... propmaker
Graham Mitchell ... carpenter
Nina Ross ... graphics
Jamie Shelley ... painter
Gregor Telfer ... props
Kate Venner ... prop buyer/assistant decorator
Clive Ward ... head scenic painter
John Wells ... assistant propmaster
Jack Garwood ... stand-by props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Ash ... re-recording mixer
Paula Boram ... foley artist
Victoria Brazier ... sound editor
Felicity Cottrell ... foley artist
Colette D. Dahanne ... adr mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Zack Davis ... dialogue editor
Tim Hands ... supervising sound editor
Adam Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Robin Johnson ... boom operator
Simon Kaye ... production sound mixer
Laura Lovejoy ... dialogue editor
Anna MacKenzie ... sound editor
Claire Mahoney ... foley artist
James Mather ... foley editor
Doug Mountain ... supervising sound engineer (as Douglas Mountain)
Ryan Murphy ... sound recordist
Andrew Neil ... adr mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... sound effects editor
Ruth Sullivan ... foley artist
David Sutton ... boom operator / sound maintenance
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Karen Vassar Triest ... sound editorial assistant (as Karen Vassar)
Alexander Beddow ... adr assistant (uncredited)
Bob Bowman ... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jennie Evans ... additional sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Stuart Brisdon ... special effects supervisor
Paul Clancy ... Senior Special Effects Technician
Jack Firman ... special effects technician: Captive Audience Productions
Jonathan Edward Graham ... digital animation
Mark Haddenham ... special effects senior technician
David Johns ... snow effects technician
Kristen Lobstein ... special effects technician
Stephen Shelley ... snow effects supervisor
Brian Van Dorn ... special effects technician

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Carmen Avila ... assistant photographer (as Carmen Yadira Avila)
Adrian Banton ... digital artist / digital compositor
Angus Bickerton ... visual effects designer
Jim Bowers ... digital matte painter
Camille Cellucci ... visual effects producer
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
James Clarke ... visual effects
Mike Connolly ... digital compositor: Baseblack
Neil Culley ... digital artist
Jerome Dewhurst ... di engineer
Stephen Elson ... visual effects producer: Baseblack
Sean Farrow ... digital artist / senior visual effects compositor
Andy Fowler ... visual effects producer
David Gibbons ... matte artist
Jon Graham ... digital artist / visual effects artist
Mick Harper ... digital artist
Tiana Harper ... visual effects coordinator
David Haslop ... digital artist
Barrie Hemsley ... visual effects producer
Sarah Hemsley ... production and operations
Tim Hey ... digital artist
Richard Higham ... digital artist
Robin Huffer ... digital artist
Mark Intravartolo ... digital effects artist
Tim Jones ... digital artist
N. Bantu Key ... second digital colorist: EFILM (as Ntana Key)
Duncan Kinnaird ... digital artist / senior visual effects compositor
Mark Kolpack ... visual effects producer: The Post Group
Robin Kurz ... digital compositor
Simon Leech ... digital artist
Kevin Lin ... digital cleanup artist
Christopher Lloyd ... visual effects editor
Natalie MacDonald ... digital compositor
Andrew MacLeod ... digital artist
Dan McRae ... scanning and recording
Warren J. Mills ... digital I/O
Steve Mitchell ... matte artist
Nick New ... digital artist
Jeff North ... digital artist
Roma O'Connor ... visual effects coordinator
Chris Panton ... digital artist
Joe Pavlo ... visual effects supervisor
Dylan Penhale ... digital systems manager
Paul Poetsch ... digital compositor: Baseblack
Glen Pratt ... digital artist
Petra Schwane ... digital compositor: Baseblack
Steven J. Scott ... digital intermediate colorist: EFilm
Foad Shah ... digital artist
Catherine M. Shaw ... visual effects coordinator
Matina Skouteri ... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
Rupert Smith ... production and operations
Maria Stroka ... film recording producer
Marios Theodosi ... digital compositor
Paul Tuersley ... digital artist
Paola Varvaro ... digital cleanup artist
Victor Wade ... digital artist
Tim Walton ... digital artist
Val Wardlaw ... visual effects supervisor: Baseblack
Sharon Warmington ... digital artist
Andrew White ... CGI artist
Aubrey Woodiwiss ... film scanning recording
Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic ... Inferno artist: Post Group (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)

Stunts

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Nicola Berwick ... stunt performer (as Nicky Berwick)
George Cottle ... stunt performer
Carly Harrup ... stunt performer (as Carly Harrop)
Gary Powell ... stunt coordinator
David Ware ... stunt performer
Rowley Irlam ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Simon Baker ... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Brewster ... director of photography: second unit
Stuart Bunting ... grip camera
Barney Davis ... second assistant camera
Mark 'Rocky' Evans ... gaffer (as Mark Evans)
Alex Griffiths ... camera loader
Eugene Grobler ... balloon light operator
Rodrigo Gutierrez ... camera operator: "b" camera
Luke Andrew Haddock ... video assistant trainee
Rawdon Hayne ... first assistant camera
Scott Hillier ... hod electrical rigger
Nikos Kalimerakis ... best boy
Iain MacKay ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Iain Mackay)
Nick Ray ... grip
Peter Robertson ... camera operator: "a" camera
Oliver Upton ... additional still photographer
Martyn Welland ... electrician
Charlie Woodburn ... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Adam Dale ... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Ian Speed ... libra technician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Paul Donnellon ... animator / character designer
John Sunter ... assistant animator: title sequence

Casting Department

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Vanessa Baker ... adr voice casting
Rosalie Clayton ... casting assistant
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting
Tamara Gillon ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sally Crees ... costume assistant
Sally Davis ... costume assistant
Steve O'Sullivan ... costume assistant
Charlotte Sewell ... assistant costume designer
Marion Weise ... costume supervisor
Yvonne Otzen ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Lucy Foulds ... location assistant
Martin Joy ... assistant location manager
Sue Quinn ... location manager

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
P.J. Bloom ... music consultant / music supervisor
Rachel Bolt ... viola
James Seymour Brett ... music arranger / orchestrator
David Crofts ... musician: ukulele
Karen Elliott ... music supervisor
Richard Ford ... music editor
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Oliver Hug ... assistant music editor
Evyen Klean ... music consultant
Gerard McCann ... music editor: pre-view
Yann McCullough ... assistant music engineer
Dave Jewerén Moore ... scoring assistant engineer
Magic A. Moreno ... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
Emily Rogers Swanson ... music editor (as Emily Rogers)
Lee Scott ... music editor
Jamie Talbot ... clarinet
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Transportation Department

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Gary Birmingham ... unit transport manager
Guy Bostock ... action vehicle coordinator
Ian Clarke ... vehicle technician
Lee Isgar ... driver: Geoffrey Rush
Richard Magennis ... driver: props runaround
Sean Thornton ... picture vehicle technician

Other crew

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Carolyn Allen ... set tutor
Guy Barker ... post-production accountant
Francesca Castellano ... production coordinator
Gavin Charlton ... chef
Nikki Clapp ... script supervisor
Paul Donnellon ... title designer: main titles
Kate Garwood ... assistant: Stephen Hopkins
Rob Grundy ... supervising armorer
Andrew Haddock ... video coordinator
Liam Hearne ... assistant post-production accountant
Sarah Hunt ... assistant production accountant
Nikki Inwood ... utility stand-in
Lee Isgar ... assistant: Geoffrey Rush
Carlton Jarvis ... set medical advisor
Yvonne Jimenez ... assistant: Mary Kim, makeup effects production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Aghi D. Koh ... executive in charge of development
Harvey Lowry ... operations manager: Captive Audience Productions
Duncan Manning ... chef
Zoe Margolis ... floor runner
Franka Mavrides ... production assistant
James McLaren ... production dailies
Neil Morphew ... stand-in
Steve Morphew ... stand-in: Geoffrey Rush
Heather Noble ... assistant coordinator
Ginny Nugent ... production executive
Joe Oppenheimer ... development executive
Geraldine Patten ... production secretary
Justine Redfern ... assistant to producer
Emily Rice ... post-production accountant
Deborah Ross ... additional title designer
Paul Sacks ... set production assistant
Renee Sandmann ... Assistant to Executive Producer
Richard Senior ... production runner
Emily Ann Sonnet ... production runner
Miranda Thompson ... studio executive
Rebecca Thornell ... clearance
Andrew White ... title designer
Jack Yiokoumi ... chef
Christopher Xavier Lozano ... stills photography (uncredited)
Paul Sacks ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his movie fame rose, he began to lose his own personal identity to his movie characters, leading to self-doubt of himself as a person and a constant need for reassurance and acceptance of his work. This self-doubt manifested itself in fits of anger and what was deemed as arrogance by many. In turn, his personal relationships began to deteriorate as his characterizations were continually used to mask his problems. His first wife, Anne Howe, left/divorced him and his relationships with his parents and children became increasingly distant. His relationship with his second wife, Swedish actress Britt Ekland, was based on this mask. In his later life, he tried to rediscover himself and his career with what would become his penultimate film role, that of Chance in Being There (1979). Written by Huggo

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Taglines Never judge a man by his cover. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Moi, Peter Sellers (France)
  • Llámame Peter (Spain)
  • Livet av Peter Sellers (Finland, Swedish title)
  • A Vida e Morte de Peter Sellers (Brazil)
  • Животът и смъртта на Питър Селърс (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Peter Sellers did not give a pony to his son Michael as shown in the film. He gave it to his younger daughter by Britt Ekland several years later. The change was made in order to compress events for dramatic purposes. According to the screenwriter, the horse disappeared after a couple of weeks, and when his daughter wanted to know where it was, he replied that he had given it to Princess Margaret. See more »
Goofs The soundtrack does not match Peter's life chronology. He couldn't listen to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" when he met Britt Ekland in 1964 (one year before it was released), Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" the same year (actually released in 1967) and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" divorcing Britt in 1968 (actually released one year later). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.9 (2004). See more »
Soundtracks What's New Pussycat? See more »
Crazy Credits The frame freezes and the end credits start. After some informations about the last part of life of Peter Sellers have scrolled up the screen, the credits stop and the camera suddenly pulls back, revealing Geoffrey Rush watching the end titles sitting in front of a monitor on a studio set. He turns toward the camera, waves, gets up, leaves the set and walks to a trailer. The camera tries to follow him inside, but he turns and says "You can't come in here". The door closes, and the camera zooms in on the sign with the name "Peter Sellers". The film again fades to black and we see the rest of the end credits. See more »
Quotes [At Peter's wedding to the Swedish starlet Britt Ekland]
Peg Sellers: You've only known that bleedin' Nazi for 3 weeks.
Peter Sellers: Peg, I couldn't be happier.
Peg Sellers: Why are you making the same mistake all over again?
Peter Sellers: Because, my love, they won't let me marry you.
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