In one of their few non-Clouseau efforts, Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers preserve the spirit of the French bumbler in the person of Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone Indian actor. Brought to Hollywood to play the title role in SON OF GUNGA DIN, Bakshi destroys the film's most elaborate set with his bungling and is banned from the set by Edward Clutterbuck (J. Edward McKinley), the film's producer. But because of an error by the producer's secretary, Bakshi's name is added to the guest list of his next party, an A-list affair. Shortly after arriving, Bakshi begins accidentally dismantling Clutterbuck's carefully staged event, destroying a flower bed, knocking a servant through a bay window, and triggering the lawn sprinklers, soaking the producer's pretentious guests. When the producer's daughter, Molly (Kathe Green), and a group of her friends arrive with a Day-Glo-painted elephant, Baskhi is shocked by the sacrilege and insists on washing the pachyderm in one of the house's indoor pools. As the other guests begin to join in the fun, pandemonium erupts. Sellers is typically brilliant in a film abounding in sidesplitting sight gags.
Peter Sellers - British Actor/1925-1980
Richard Henry Sellers - British Actor/1925-1980
Blake Edwards - American Director/Screenwriter, THE PINK PANTHER Films
William Blake McEdwards - American Director/Screenwriter, THE PINK PANTHER Films
Sam O. Brown - American Director/Screenwriter, THE PINK PANTHER Films
Marge Champion - Dancer/Choreographer
Marjorie Celeste Belcher - Dancer/Choreographer
Allan Jung - Actor
Gavin MacLeod - Captain Stubing of TV's "The Love Boat"
Fernando Carrere - Production Designer
Claudine Longet - Actress
Henry Mancini - American Songwriter/Composer, THE PINK PANTHER Theme
Tom Waldman - Screenwriter
Lucien Ballard - Cinematographer, RIO GRANDE/THE WILD BUNCH
Ralph E. Winters - Oscar-winng American Editor
Denny Miller - TV Actor
Buddy Lester - American Actor/Comic
Frank Waldman - Screenwriter
Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone Indian actor banned from location filming and exiled from Hollywood, is accidentally invited to a party hosted by the executive producer of the film whose set he just destroyed. Hilarity ensues when the clumsy thespian tries to navigate his way through a chichi Tinseltown soiree.