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The Party

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Time Out says

Sellers gets to do his funny accent as an accident-prone Indian actor brought to Hollywood, fired for inadvertently sabotaging the movie (a briefly hilarious parody of Gunga Din), and invited in error to a posh party at the studio chief's home. From there on, Blake Edwards flexes his Jacques Tati muscles, spinning an elaborate garland of gags around one rather drawn-out situation as Sellers - seconded by a drunken waiter and a baby elephant - innocently reduces the party by degrees to an apocalyptic shambles and his hosts to gibbering wrecks. Quite a few very funny moments, but one doesn't laugh so much as admire the ingenuity.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Blake Edwards
  • Screenwriter:Tom Waldman, Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman
  • Cast:
    • Peter Sellers
    • Fay McKenzie
    • Marge Champion
    • J Edward McKinley
    • Claudine Longet
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