The Party

Synopsis: By a twist of fate, clumsy still good-hearted, aspiring actor Hrundi V. Bakshi, is invited to attend Fred "General" Clutterbuck's big party, after having utterly ruined the set of his latest feature film. What Mr. Clutterbuck doesn't know, is that Bakshi is present at his gathering, merrily mingling with the highly-esteemed guests he and his wife have wholeheartedly invited. The night is approaching and all of the guests have finally assembled in this magnificent villa, equipped with the latest innovations modern technology has to offer. In this cozy and friendly atmosphere, drinks are flowing, food is in abundance and everybody is having a great time with light conversations and in high spirits, enjoying the music from the band. But when Bakshi accidentally has his first-ever sip of alcohol and his real identity is finally revealed, only God knows how this well-thought party is going to end up...
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Blake Edwards
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

All right. Cut it.

All right. Hold it.

What is that idiot doin'?

What's that idiot doing?

- I just asked the same question.

- What's the answer?

I don't know.

I didn't tell him to...

Don't know?

Look, you're the director.

It was your idea to bring him

over here from India.

Now, you'd better start

telling him what to do...

or we're gonna be

out of business. Now, go ahead.

Come on.

- Charlie.

- Yeah?

You ready? Action!

Cut, damn it! Cut!

- Mr. Bakshi.

- Yes, sir.

Has it occurred to you...

that the period

of our picture is 1878?

Yes, indeed, sir.

I am well aware...

that that is the period

of the film. 1878.

Mr. Bakshi,

are you also aware...

that in 1878 they weren't

wearing underwater watches?

Yes, sir. I know that.

They had not even been invented.

You got the time?

Yes, it's... oh, my God.

All right.

Lunch everybody.

That's forty-two on the crew,

one hour for the cast.

OK, guys.

The cue for the demolition...

is when I lower my hand

like this, OK?

- Yes, sir.

- Guys, we got one shot at this.

Let's get it right.

OK, Kenny. Let's go.

All right. Places everybody.

Marty. Look, I just talked

to Clutterbuck on the phone.

He says if we don't wrap this

location today, it's your neck.

No problem. All we have left

is to blow up the fort.

OK. Great.

OK, Ken. Let's go.

All right. Carol. Earl.

All right. Stand by.


Yes, you.

You get off of my set

and get out of my picture.

Off. Out. You're through.

You're washed up.

You're finished.

I'll see to it you never

make another movie again!

Does that include

television, sir?

I'll kill him!

Mr. Divot calling

from location on six.

All right.

Yeah, Charlie.


The whole damn thing?

Well, how the hell could

a thing like that happen?

What's his name?

Spell it!

Hrundi V.


I'll see to it he never

works again in this town.

Your wife called about

the guest list for the party.

Yeah, on the desk.

You know where to reach me.

I need an address

for Hrundi V. Bakshi.



Vodka or scotch, sir?

No. I...

I never touch it.

Thank you.

Twenty-week layoff

that you've never seen...

No, thank you.

Hors d'oeuvres, sir?

Well, I'm on a diet,

but the hell with it.

- Pool.

- Pool.

- Pool is water, no?

- No, billiards.

Says the father,

"Oh, my goodness.

"We got the wrong baby,"

and the father says...

"Shh. It's a better buggy."

I never heard that one before.

Oh, yes. You...

I missed the middle part,

but I can tell from the way...

that you are

enjoying yourselves...

it must have been

a very humorous anecdote...

because the way

you are laughing...

just shows how much

you enjoyed it.

I love a good laugh, don't you?

It makes the world go round.

It's good to have a laugh.


Very good.

I shall remember that one.

They were bound and gagged

for six hours.

They took everything...

even the gold watch

my daddy'd left me.

They took the gold watch

that your father left you?

I'm sorry.

It is utterly fantastic.

What a wonderful thing

for anyone to do.

Take everything,

including the father's watch.

It's wonderful.

I tell you, tonight

is one big round of laughter.

All fun and laughter.

The congressman

was just telling us...

about the time he was robbed.

Who's the foreigner?

I don't know.

Someone my mixed-up wife


Oh, dear.

Hello, dog.

What do you want?

What do you want, eh?

You like my feet, do you?

Have your fill, and away you go.

Feet are considered a delicacy

among certain animals.

Go on, you've had enough now.

Off. Chow!

In fact, there are

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Blake Edwards

William Blake Crump (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010), better known by his stage name Blake Edwards, was an American filmmaker. Edwards began his career in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon began writing screenplays and radio scripts before turning to producing and directing in television and films. His best-known films include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, 10, Victor/Victoria, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with British actor Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he also directed several drama, musical, and detective films. Late in his career, he transitioned to writing, producing, and directing for theater. In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing, and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen. more…

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