The Party

1968

The Party

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Peter Sellers is a disaster-prone actor from India who is at first thrown off the set by the producer of a film then invited to his posh Hollywood party. This uneven comedy depends on bathroom humor and sight gags for many of the laughs. Michele Monet (Claudine Longet) provides the female romantic angle, and Gavin Macleod is the angry producer who banishes Sellers' from the set. A foreign princess, a drunken starlet, a man-happy hair dresser, and a model called "Wiggy" are just a few of the party guests. Henri Mancini provides the music and co-wrote the title tune sung by Claudine Longet.

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Cast

Peter Sellers
as Hrundi V. Bakshi
Claudine Longet
as Michele Monet
Denny Miller
as "Wyoming Bill" Kelso
Gavin MacLeod
as Charlie S. Divot
Marge Champion
as Rosalind Dunphy
Sharron Kimberly
as Princess Helena
Buddy Lester
as Davey Kane
Corinne Cole
as Janice Kane
J. Edward McKinley
as Fred Clutterbuck
Fay McKenzie
as Alice Clutterbuck
Kathe Green
as Molly Clutterbuck
Carol Wayne
as June Warren
Tom Quine
as Congressman Dunphy
Timothy Scott
as Gore Pontoon
Al Checco
as Bernard Stein
Steve Franken
as Levinson
Jerry Martin
as Bradford
Danielle De Metz
as Stella D'Angelo
Herb Ellis
as Film Director
Paul Ferrara
as Ronnie Smith
Ken Wales
as Assistant Director
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (1)

Audience Reviews for The Party

  • Oct 15, 2018
    A largely improvised slapstick comedy that has no actual plot, only a series of random situations relying on Peter Sellers's capacity for making us laugh with mostly physical gags, and as such it manages to be funny at times, whereas more often it can be just silly instead.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2010
    Starts off good then it gets boring & after that annoying, So does Peter Sellers, Longet is annoying from the start & oh that irritating drunk waiter,he was supposed to be funny, right?, The film turns into one irritating unfunny mess in its ending
    Arash X Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    If you want to see Sellers playing an Indian who roams around someone's party doing stupid things all night, then see this movie, but if you're like me and don't think that's funny, I wouldn't recommend seeing this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2010
    Peter Sellers in his slapstick prime. Full review later.
    Thomas B Super Reviewer

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