Peter Sellers

  • Blake Edwards – The Party (1968)

    1961-1970Blake EdwardsClassicsComedyUSA

    Synopsis:
    By a twist of fate, the clumsy, but well-meaning aspiring actor, Hrundi V. Bakshi, is invited to Fred Clutterbuck’s big party, after utterly ruining the set of his latest feature film. However, unbeknownst to the host, Bakshi is present at the gathering, merrily mingling with the hand-picked guests in this magnificent hi-tech villa, where the drinks are flowing, and everybody is in high spirits. But, much to everyone’s surprise, when Bakshi accidentally has his first-ever sip of alcohol, only God knows how this well-thought party will end. What delightful disasters await?Read More »

  • Charles Crichton – The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

    1951-1960Charles CrichtonComedyCrimeUnited Kingdom

    Angela Barrows is a man-eating business woman sent by her American employer to investigate their export opportunities in Edinburgh. En route she meets Robert MacPherson a businessman who asks for her help to bring his company into the 20th Century. The staff, led by Mr Martin has other ideas though, and a battle between the old and new business methods soon breaks out.Read More »

  • Clive Donner – What’s New Pussycat (1965)

    Clive Donner1961-1970ComedyUSA

    Quote:
    A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.Read More »

  • Robert Day – Two Way Stretch (1960)

    1951-1960ComedyCrimeRobert DayUnited Kingdom

    From fictionmachine.com

    “Dodger” Lane (Peter Sellers) is a convicted robber days away from his prison release, along with his fellow criminals “Jelly” (David Lodge) and Lennie (Bernard Cribbins). When an old criminal associate leaks Dodger the opportunity for a million-pound take, he can’t resist taking up the opportunity. So long as he can break out of prison, commit the crime, and break back inside, he will have the perfect alibi – until a new prison officer (Lionel Jeffries) arrives to ruin everything.Read More »

  • Richard Lester & Peter Sellers – The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1960)

    1951-1960Amos Vogel: Film as a Subversive ArtComedyPeter SellersRichard LesterShort FilmUnited Kingdom

    “Shot in two days, this wild early collaboration between Peter Sellers, Richard Lester (Hard Day’s Night), and Spike Milligan (of the Goon Show) is a perfect example of surrealist comedy. The various protagonists undergo ridiculous catastrophes, exaggerated non-sequiturs, and Keystonian mayhem in a sylvan setting. Produced at hardly any cost at all, it proves once again that talent is more important than money.”
    – Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive ArtRead More »

  • Mario Zampi – The Naked Truth (1957)

    1951-1960ComedyMario ZampiUnited Kingdom

    Nigel Dennis publishes a scandal magazine. But for each story he writes, he first approaches the person whose scandalous behavior is described (or rather implied, to avoid any libel suit) and says he will suppress the story in return for money. Several of his victims first decide individually to kill him instead of paying, but fail in amusing ways. Then they find that to protect their various secrets they must now join forces for a rather different purpose…Read More »

  • Clive Rees – The Blockhouse (1973)

    Drama1971-1980Clive ReesThe Cannon GroupUnited Kingdom

    The Blockhouse was a 1973 film, based on a book by Jean Paul Clebert. It was directed by Clive Rees and starred Peter Sellers and Charles Aznavour. It was filmed entirely in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.Read More »

  • Blake Edwards – Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

    1971-1980Blake EdwardsComedyCrimeUnited Kingdom

    Fifth of the Pink Panther series and the last to star Peter Sellers before his untimely death. French mobster, Phillip Douvier has got a problem – hardly none of the other crime families give his family any respect. To try and fix this problem, he gives orders to murder Chief Inspector Clouseau who everybody think is a genius and only a few like Chief Inspector Dreyfus know of his true stupidity. Thanks due to a mixup an escaping criminal dies in Clouseau’s car, and it crashes and explodes. Chief Inspector Dreyfus is delighted (so much so that when at the memorial service he tries very hard not to laugh out in delight and everybody thinks he’s crying), but Clouseau, wondering who’s out to kill him gets the help of his oriental servant Cato and Douvier’s secretary and ex-lover Simone Legree to help solve the mystery…Read More »

  • Blake Edwards – The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

    1971-1980Blake EdwardsComedyCrimeUnited Kingdom

    Synopsis:
    Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), the Chief Inspector of the Surete and superior of Inspector Clouseau was last seen in The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) suffering a breakdown cause of Clouseau’s torment. He decides to try and kill him, but fails and was last seen confined to a mental asylum. This movie begins three years later, Dreyfus’ doctors think is well enough to be released, but before he is, Clouseau visits him and agitates him into killing him, so he’s not released. But he escapes and tries to kill Clouseau, but fails. He then decides to recruit some of the best criminals in the world, and then kidnaps a noted English scientist and creates a device that can destroy the world. After using it, his only demand is Clouseau. So every country in the world sends their best assassin to kill him but fail. And Clouseau tries to find Dreyfus before he does any more damage.Read More »

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