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The Party (4-Apr-1968)

Director: Blake Edwards

Writers: Blake Edwards; Frank Waldman; Tom Waldman

Keywords: Comedy, Hollywood

Indian movie extra Hrundi Bakshi bumbles himself into literally blowing up the set for the final scene of Son of Gunga Din; the producer asks that Bakshi's name be put on a blacklist. Instead, his name is appended to the guest list of an exclusive party at the producer's Hollywood residence, where the one man tour of destruction continues. Minimal dialogue, maximum slapstick.

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Jean Carson
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28-Feb-1923 2-Nov-2005 Fun girl Daphne
Marge Champion
Dancer
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Steve Franken
Actor
27-May-1932 24-Aug-2012 Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. on Dobie Gillis
Claudine Longet
Musician
29-Jan-1942   TV actress got 30 days for murder
Gavin MacLeod
Actor
28-Feb-1931   Capt. Stubing on Love Boat
Denny Miller
Actor
25-Apr-1934   Duke Shannon on Wagon Train
Vin Scully
Sports Journalist
29-Nov-1927   Voice of the Dodgers
Peter Sellers
Actor
8-Sep-1925 24-Jul-1980 Inspector Clouseau
Carol Wayne
Actor
6-Sep-1942 13-Jan-1985 Art Fern's Tea-Time Movie Lady

REVIEWS

Review by John (posted on 15-Jun-2009)

This over the top comedy exposing the film industry of the late 1960's is a laugh a minute. Seller's subtle (and not so subtle) visual antics will keep you laughing and wondering why this movie wasn't as popular as the Pink Panther franchise. His portrayal of an actor from India is spot on. Can you say "Burdie num muns"?


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