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A Tribute to Peter Sellers
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Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English master impressionist, film actor, comedian and singer.
He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film roles, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series.


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Movie: Let's Go Crazy ( 1951 )
A short musical featurette set in a nightclub combining variety acts with linking comedy sketches written by Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan.
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Movie: Down Among the Z Men ( 1952 )
The cast of the popular radio program "The Goon Show" perform some of their favourite routines.
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Movie: The Ladykillers ( 1956 )
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
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Movie: Your Past Is Showing ( 1957 )
A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.
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Movie: Up the Creek ( 1958 )
During the Cold War, an idiotic R.N. lieutenant, who cannot be fired due to his connections, is transferred from the Admiralty to the far away Mothball Fleet to a rusty destroyer whose crew is running an illegal money-making scheme.
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Movie: Tom Thumb ( 1958 )
A boy, no bigger than a thumb, manages to outwit two thieves determined to make a fortune from him.
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Movie: The Mouse That Roared ( 1959 )
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.
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Movie: Two Way Stretch ( 1960 )
Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices. With only a few days' sentence left, and the perfect alibi, what could possibly go wrong?
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Movie: I'm All Right Jack ( 1960 )
A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labor union.
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Movie: Man in a Cocked Hat ( 1960 )
A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty.
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Movie: The Battle of the Sexes ( 1960 )
Angela Barrows, an accomplished business analyst from the US, attempts to contemporise the late MacPherson's tweed factory, shaking the very foundation of a men-only company.
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Movie: The Millionairess ( 1960 )
A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.
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Movie: Big Time Operators ( 1960 )
A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.
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Movie: Never Let Go ( 1960 )
A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.
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Movie: Only Two Can Play ( 1962 )
John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town - if he and Liz ever manage to consummate their affair, that is.
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Movie: I Like Money ( 1962 )
Mr. Topaze ('Peter Sellers') is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men.
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Movie: Waltz of the Toreadors ( 1962 )
This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed womanizer, Leo has infuriated his wife Emily, now a shrewish and hypochondriac woman, all the more bitter as she still loves him. The General has two plain-looking daughters he dislikes and an attractive French mistress, Ghislaine, with whom he has had a platonic affair for seventeen years. When Ghislaine resurfaces, determined to complete her love with him and to get rid of Emily, Leo is at a loss what to do...
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Movie: The Wrong Arm of the Law ( 1963 )
In London, when Australian gangsters disguised as "Bobbies" rob British criminals, the panicked British mobsters seek an alliance with Scotland Yard in order to eliminate the foreign competition and return things to "normal".
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Movie: Heavens Above! ( 1963 )
A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.
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Movie: Trial and Error ( 1963 )
An incompetent barrister is assigned to defend an accused wife murderer.
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Movie: The Pink Panther ( 1963 )
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
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Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ( 1964 )
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
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Movie: The World of Henry Orient ( 1964 )
A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a crush on him.
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Movie: A Shot in the Dark ( 1964 )
Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate.
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Movie: What's New Pussycat ( 1965 )
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.
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Movie: After the Fox ( 1966 )
After the heist of the 'gold of Cairo', an Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot once it's unloaded on the beach of an Italian fishing village where a bogus movie is being filmed.
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Movie: Casino Royale ( 1967 )
In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.
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Movie: The Bobo ( 1967 )
Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan first manages to spend an evening with Olimpia, a "shrewd merciless beauty" who seems effortlessly to collect apartments and Maserati sports cars while leaving a trail of broken hearts behind her. Juan approaches the challenge by pretending to her he is an emissary for a rich count.
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Movie: Woman Times Seven ( 1967 )
Seven portraits of different types of women.
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Movie: The Party ( 1968 )
A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.
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Movie: I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! ( 1968 )
A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself.
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Movie: The Magic Christian ( 1969 )
Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone, and anything, can be bought with money.
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Movie: There's a Girl in My Soup ( 1970 )
TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses any romantic illusions. At first, her candor and cynicism put him off, but after he witnesses her breaking up with her rocker boyfriend, he's attracted to her and invites her on an idyllic two-week trip to France. Slowly, she pokes holes in his artifice and he comes to care for her. When they return to London, with the press thinking they're married, they come to a cross-roads: go back to their old lives, marry each other, or invent a new, open relationship. Is Robert up to it?
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Movie: Hoffman ( 1971 )
A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.
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Movie: Where Does It Hurt? ( 1972 )
A corrupt hospital administrator decides to get as much money as possible from the patients by any means necessary - lie, cheat or steal.
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Movie: The Blockhouse ( 1973 )
During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.
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Movie: The Optimists of Nine Elms ( 1973 )
A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life.
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Movie: Ghost in the Noonday Sun ( 1984 )
In the 17th century, a pirate captain is murdered by his cook after he buries his treasure and marks it on a map but the poor-memory cook must rely on the captain's ghost to re-track the loot, since the map was drawn in disappearing ink.
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Movie: Undercovers Hero ( 1974 )
In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As British Major Robinson he is hidden in Madame Grenier's Parisian brothel, right under the nose of the Nazi clients, such as Gestapo agent Herr Schroeder (again him). As Général Latour he leads the French resistance, which includes the brothel madam -made a colonel in charge of her sexy 'troops'- and a priest, and is joined by young US diplomat Alan Cassidy. As Japanese imperial Prince Kyoto he becomes a target for the resistance in a monastery on his way to Hitler (again him). At the end he decorates the heroes as French president.
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Movie: The Return of the Pink Panther ( 1975 )
Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.
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Movie: Murder by Death ( 1976 )
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
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Movie: The Pink Panther Strikes Again ( 1976 )
Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
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Movie: The Great McGonagall ( 1978 )
The tale of an unemployed Scotsman, William McGonagall whose ambition was to become England's Poet Laureate. One minor drawback is that his poetry is terrible.
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Movie: Revenge of the Pink Panther ( 1978 )
To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
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Movie: The Prisoner of Zenda ( 1979 )
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.
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Movie: Being There ( 1980 )
A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
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Movie: The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu ( 1980 )
Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu. Nayland suspects Fu will kidnap the king and queen and demand the George V diamond as ransom. Scotland Yard recruits Alice Rage to stand-in for the queen. Fu nabs the "fake" queen; Rage becomes enamored of Fu and aids him in his quest for the George V diamond.
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Movie: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers ( 2004 )
The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
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Movie: The Ghost of Peter Sellers ( 2018 )
A comedy genius, a hot new director and a 17th Century pirate film. What could possibly go wrong?
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Movie: Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy ( 2020 )
To mark the 40th anniversary of his death, friends, family, colleagues and critics provide an insight into the life of one of the greatest comedians of all time.
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