- Acting of Lead Performers
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Hollywood has always found humor in an individual's ability to single-handedly wreck an entire house. Whether it was the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, or any other variations of this theme, Peter Sellers does it best. He plays an Indian film director who arrives in California to collaborate on a film and while visiting a movie set, he accidentally steps on a detonator and blows up an entire movie set by setting off an explosion that was supposed to happen at the conclusion of a battle scene. Later, using a mistaken invitation to a dinner party at the home of the director whose set he had destroyed, Sellers arrives and almost immediately causes havoc in the house. Not one bit of it is malicious or purposeful. Everything that goes wrong is innocent but that doesn't mean it isn't hilarious. The dinner, itself, is too funny for words. Sellers accidentally launches a Cornish game hen across the table and onto a woman's tiara and it makes a viewer laugh out loud. The drunken waiter and Sellers forced to sit on a stool because he isn't supposed to be there at all so there is no chair at the table for him results is hilarious moments. But the best scene is Sellers in the bathroom and his ability to totally destroy the entire room and everything in it. Not one bit of that destruction is Seller's fault and his role as victim of circumstance makes it all even funnier. This movie is an absolute joy. Squirting fountains, malfunctioning sound systems, a raucous dinner party, a destroyed bathroom, an elephant in the swimming pool, soap suds all over the house--it all makes sense if you watch the film, and it is all absolutely hilarious.
Party Mixed Nuts
This movie really made no statement about anything which freed it to be a comedy- it was funny to see & hear the combo play on throughout the dinner party disasters the way the Titanic's orchestra played on as the ship was sinking!
A little too much
As the Sixties came to an end, it seems film makers like Blake Edwards struggled to make films more outlandish. But with the Vietnam War, Civil Rights movement, counter culture hippies there simply reached a point where the "real world" was weirder than the make believe one. So they started an endless string of spoofs. This is one of the better ones. Sellers brings some humanity and charm to the role of the outsider bumbler. And the snapshot of superficial Hollywood culture seems apt. But then Mr. Edwards seems to think things are too dull and he has to bring in a pool party and hippies and whatnots. Fairly amusing look at the chaos of a chaotic time. And anything with the great Peter Sellers is always worth
- Jean Schatz
There I was ..late , very late , way past my bedtime . Happened to surf the channels and see what TWC had to offer and came on to the hilarious antics of Peter Sellers. I am a big fan of his and from time to time have a Pink Panther night with my neighbors. I had never heard of this movie and I laughed out loud over and over at his (Peter's ) antics. Give it 5 stars
- Michael Whitty
In "The Party" Peter Sellars as a bumbling actor from India accidentally blows up a movie set and then accidentally is invited to a posh Hollywood party at the house of the head of the studio. And then....the rest of the crazy things that happen are the result of...Peter Sellars. Director Blake Edwards has scored well with Sellars primarily with "The Pink Panther" films and here Sellars is also that comic guy who others have fun with. "The Party" is colorful and side-splitting and is a fun comedy as Peter Sellars gets to drive away the next morning as a survivor when others couldn't.
J'taime le Party
Please air more frequently. The Party is an incredible snapshot in time. Though the movie is resplendent with stereotypes, and Peter Sellers role as an Indian is widely criticized, I love it so. Because there is humanity within the mayhem. What a guilty joy of a movie. Oxoxox to Pter Sellers and TCM for sharing this oh so watchable oddball. A Delight!
I Wanna See It Again!
- Bruce Reber
Please air "The Party" (1968) with Peter Sellers again soon. With all the bad things going on I'm desperately in need of a good laugh! I also wanna hear that swinging Henry Mancini score, especially the title song!
Who played the drunk waiter????
...he was one of the best features of the movie. I disagree that this was Sellers' worst movie. It makes me LOL!
Peter Sellers was SOOO Funny in "The Party". I would love to see this one again on TCM
What A Swinging Party!
- Bruce Reber
"The Party" has to be one of Peter Sellers funniest films, right up there with "The Pink Panther" and "Dr. Strangelove". Each time I watch it I laugh out loud almost every second. Sellers plays klutzy actor Hrundi V. Bakshi from India who accidentally gets invited to a posh Hollywood dinner party given by the producer of the film he wrecked, and from the moment he arrives he wreaks havoc and hilarity on the guests with his ineptitude. My favorite scenes are the toilet paper disaster in the bathroom, the squab (or whatever it was) flying from Bakshi's plate into the wig of one of the guests, and the house full of soap suds from washing an elephant in the swimming pool. For anyone who hasn't seen a Peter Sellers film (and I can't imagine anyone who hasn't), "The Party", "Dr. Strangelove" and "Pink Panther" are a great introduction to this talented and funny actor.
What a (dreadful) Party!
I normally like Peter Sellers, but this is definitely his worst movie. It's basically a boring series of skits, which wear thin after about twenty minutes. There's no story whatsoever. The drunken waiter shenanigans were awful. Only the British can get away with this kind of tripe, the Americans certainly can't. Peter Sellers (despite being British) is completly wasted in this film. May I recommend his (much better) pictures such as "Dr Strangelove" or "Being There." Or even "The Pink Panther" series or "The Millionairess" (with Sophia Loren).
The Funniest Movie Ever?
- Dale Rogers
It's hard to believe that alot of people have never heard of this movie. To me it might be the funniest movie ever made. Peter Sellers is great in this pre-Pink Panther movie. It's non-stop laughs from the get go. Do yourself a favour and get the dvd, you will love it.
Now this is a PARTY that I wish I could have been at. A real good time!
A great comedy.
This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I stumbled on it a while ago, and was unprepared for how totally crazy it was. The bathroom scene is hilarious. If you like Peter Sellers you will love this movie.
a very funny movie and watch for the sequence when peter sellers is looking to use the bathroom. Histerical!!!
I've never seen this movie and look forward to catching it tomorrow night.SOunds great , I look forward to it becoming a new favorite.Is it a problem to be addicted to TCM???
One of my favorite movies ever made. A series of mishaps. Truly a movie made in the 60s - as was I.