Peter Sellers (English film actor, comedian and singer) died from a heart attack forty years ago, on 24 July 1980. He was 54 years old.
One of his first funny performances is in “The Party”, a 1968 American comedy film.
He appears as painfully polite unknown actor from India who mistakenly receives an invitation to a luxurious Hollywood dinner party. His awkwardness and his ignorance of Western habits make him commit a lot of hilarious mistakes, delicately sabotaging the gathering.
The film is full of funny scenes: one of the most exhilarating is the very beginning, where Sellers is on a movie set playing a military horn blower, who keeps playing his small trumpet even after being shot several times.
Let’s watch the Indian bugler not dying over and over again.