The Party

The Party

Peter Sellers
Director: Blake Edwards Cast: Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
, Claudine Longet
Claudine Longet
, Marge Champion
Marge Champion
Blake Edwards


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Peter Sellers plays a bumbling foreigner once again (but this time he's not from France) in this cult-favorite comedy. Hrundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers) is an accident-prone actor from India who has come to California, hoping to make a name for himself in Hollywood movies. However, Bakshi quickly makes the wrong impression on producer C.S. Divot (Gavin MacLeod) and studio chief Fred Clutterbuck (J. Edward McKinley) when he accidentally blows up the set for his first film. Clutterbuck jots down Bakshi's name to remind himself to have the actor blacklisted, but he doesn't realize that he's put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at his home. Bakshi sees the social event as an opportunity to get back in Clutterbuck's good graces, but from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong, with increasing effect; it doesn't help that he finds himself infatuated with Michele Monet (Claudine Longet), Divot's latest starlet discovery. Director Blake Edwards shot The Party with a minimal script to allow Peter Sellers and the other comic actors greater room for slapstick improvisation, which helps explain why many of the film's most memorable scenes feature little or no dialogue.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
UPC: 0738329136529
Original Release: 1968
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 5,752

Special Features

Inside The Party featurette; The Party revolution featurette; Original theatrical trailer; Blake Edwards profile; Walter Mirisch profile; Ken Wales profile

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Hrundi V. Bakshi
Claudine Longet Michele Monet
Marge Champion Rosalind Dunphy
Steve Franken Butler
Fay McKenzie Alice Clutterback
Gavin MacLeod C.S. Divot
Sharron Kimberly Princess Helena
Denny Miller Wyoming Bill Kelso
Jean Carson Actor
Ken Wales Actor
Al Checco Bernard Stein
Corinne Cole Janice Kane
Dick Crockett Wells
Frances Davis Maid
Danielle de Metz Stella D'Angelo
Herb Ellis Film Director
Kathe Green Molly Clutterback
Allen Jung Cook
James Lanphier Harry
Buddy Lester Davey Kane
Jerry Martin Bradford
J. Edward McKinley Fred Clutterbuck, studio head
Tom Quine Congressman Dunphy
Timothy Scott Gore Pontoon
Carol Wayne June Warren

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Jack Bear Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Black Score Composer,Songwriter
Norman Breedlove Special Effects
Fernando Carrere Production Designer
Henry Mancini Score Composer,Songwriter
Robert Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Mickey McCardle Asst. Director
Lynn Reynolds Makeup
Allan Snyder Makeup
Tom Waldman Screenwriter
Frank Waldman Screenwriter
Ken Wales Associate Producer
Ralph Winters Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Party
1. Chapter I
2. Chapter II
3. Chapter III
4. Chapter IV
5. Chapter V
6. Chapter VI
7. Chapter VII
8. Chapter VIII

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