Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers

Date of Birth: 08 Sep 1925

Country: UK

Biography: Richard Henry Sellers, OBE (8 September 1925 - 24 July 1980), known as Peter Sellers, was a British comedian and actor best known as Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series, for playing three different characters in Dr. Strangelove, as Clare Quilty in Lolita, and as the man-child and TV-addicted Chance the gardener in his penultimate film, Being There. Leading actress Bette Davis once remarked of him, "He isn't an actor -- he's a chameleon." ... (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 72 (Actor), 3 (Director), 3 (Writer)

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    The Beatles: Get Back
    The Beatles: Get Back (2021) - TV Mini-Series
    Documentary about the music group The Beatles featuring in-studio footage that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 feature film 'Let It Be' (imdb.com).
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    End of the World Night
    Some of the world's foremost academics evaluate the many threats to civilisation, and reveal how it could all end. From Bruce Willis nuking an asteroid to John Cusack outrunning a super-eruption, End of the World Night explores Hollywood's most spectacular doomsday scenes, reveals the facts behind the science fiction, and counts down 10 of the most likely outcomes
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    Hitler: The Comedy Years
    A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.
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    Inside the Party
    Short doc on Blake Edwards's classic comedy "The Party" (1968).
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    Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove
    A short biography on the life of British actor Peter Sellers, often hailed as the greatest comic actor of all time. Included are clips from his early days in British television and rare footage of him performing on the popular radio series "The Goon Show", which began his meteoric rise. Colleagues, fellow actors and several directors who worked with him are interviewed.
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    The Pink Panther Story
    Documentary about the creation of the Pink Panther movies including interviews with the crew and cast. (imdb)
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    The Unknown Peter Sellers
    A film on the life and death of great comic actor Peter Sellers.
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    Trail of the Pink Panther
    Sixth in Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series. The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau... (imdb)
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    The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
    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... (imdb)
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    Being There
    Chance, a simple gardener, has never left the estate until his employer dies. His simple TV-informed utterances are mistaken for profundity. (imdb)
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    The Prisoner of Zenda
    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. (imdb)
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    Revenge of the Pink Panther
    To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Once Clouseau's death has been announced, the former Chief Inspector, Charles Dreyfus, feels much, much better and is released from the mental hospital... (imdb)
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    That\
    A behind-the-scenes look at Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) (imdb)
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    Murder by Death
    Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. (imdb)
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    The Pink Panther Strikes Again
    Charles Dreyfus escapes from the mental asylum and tries to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. He doesn't succeed at first, so he takes on another strategy, namely to build a Doom's Day machine and demand that someone else kills Jacques Clouseau, or Dreyfus will use the machine to wipe out whole cities and even whole countries... With about 22 assassins from all over the globe on his tail, Clouseau decides to find Dreyfus alone and put him back in the mental asylum. (imdb)
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    The Return of the Pink Panther
    Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue. (imdb)
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    Undercovers Hero
    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... (imdb)
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    The Great McGonagall
    An out-of-work Scottish weaver wants to be Queen Victoria's poet laureate.
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    The Blockhouse
    Set during World War 2, The Blockhouse takes place virtually in its entirety in an underground German blockhouse. Six men of wildly varying nationalities and walks of life are trapped in the blockhouse-and remain so for over six years. Though their prison is well stocked with food and beverages, the mortality rate is appalling, the victims dying more from loneliness and fear than anything else. (allmovie.com)
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    The Optimists
    Meet Sam, the wonder man. He's got madness in his closet, everybody in trouble, the police in circles - and the world in his pocket. (imdb)
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    Ghost in the Noonday Sun
    A pirate crewman kills his captain after learning where he has hidden his buried treasure. However, as he begins to lose his memory, he relies more and more on the ghost of the man he just murdered to help him find the loot. (imdb)
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    Alice\
    Lewis Carroll adaptation
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    Where Does It Hurt?
    Peter Sellers and a staff of assorted comics doggedly try to make a laughing matter out of bloated hospital costs and medical monkeyshines in "Where Does It Hurt?" (movies.nytimes.com)
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    The Last Goon Show of All
    In 1972, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC, the three original members of the Goon show came back together for one final show. However, several decades have gone past since they last performed together and they struggle to get the show started - a fact that isn't helped by the Queen's inability to attend and Her being replaced by 'Hairy' Secombe in a floral print dress... (IMDB Comments)
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    There\
    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... (imdb)
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    Hoffman
    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. (imdb)
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    The Magic Christian
    Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire.
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    I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
    A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself. (imdb)
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    The Party
    A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired. (imdb)
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    The Goon Show
    The Goon Show (1968) - TV Special
    Sketch comedy from Britain
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    Casino Royale
    In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (imdb)
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    The Bobo
    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. (imdb)
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    Woman Times Seven
    Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone," wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera," a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides," a death pact; "Snow," would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband. (imdb)
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    After the Fox
    Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise... (imdb)
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    The Wrong Box
    A tontine is established for a dozen children, a tontine being a kind of bet/insurance, money is put in for each to grow with interest and the last survivor is to get the lot. We watch the group dwindle until only two brothers are left... (imdb)
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    Alice in Wonderland
    Lewis Carroll adaptation.
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    Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. (imdb)
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    The Music of Lennon & McCartney
    A wonderful showcase for the talents of these two songwriting geniuses.
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (imdb)
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    A Shot in the Dark
    As murder follows murder, beautiful Maria is the obvious suspect; bumbling Inspector Clouseau drives his boss mad by seeing her as plainly innocent (imdb)
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    The World of Henry Orient
    In New York City, adolescent friends Gil and Val follow pianist Henry Orient all over town, while he tries to seduce Stella, a married woman. When Val's parents arrive for Christmas holidays, the two girls are forced to grow up and test their friendship. (imdb)
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    Carol for Another Christmas
    A man sits back on Christmas and mourns his son who died 20 years before in World War II. He sits and listens to "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" and becomes more and more sullen. He is visited by three ghosts who center the experience they supply on not just Christmas, but War. (imdb)
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    The Pink Panther
    In the first movie starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, he tries to catch a jewel thief who is right under his nose (imdb)
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    The Wrong Arm of the Law
    The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better. They dress as police and steal from the crooks. This upset's the natural order of the police/criminal relationship and the police and the crooks join forces to catch the IPOs (Impersonating Police Officers), including an armored car robbery in which the police must help the gangs to set a trap. (imdb)
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    Heavens Above!
    A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish. (imdb)
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    Lolita
    A middle-aged novelist falls in love with a 16-year-old girl.
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    The Road to Hong Kong
    Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as Con-men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into international intrigue, trying to stay alive, and keep the formula out of enemy hands. (imdb)
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    Trial and Error
    British author John Mortimer is best known to television audiences as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, the British comedy-drama popular with PBS viewers and starring Leo McKern as an aging barrister fighting the good fight in court but henpecked at home. This 1962 film, Trial and Error, is also based on a Mortimer story and also deals with the decidedly unglamorous lives of people shackled to an imperfect legal system. (Amazon.com)
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    Waltz of the Toreadors
    This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs... (imdb)
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    Only Two Can Play
    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. (imdb)
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    I Like Money
    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. (imdb)
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    The Millionairess
    When her father dies, Epifania Parerga, an Italian in London, becomes the world's richest woman. She feels incomplete without a husband and falls in love with a humble, Indian physician, Ahmed el Kabir, much loved by his indigent English patients... (imdb)
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    The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film
    There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags. (imdb)
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    Two Way Stretch
    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 ? (imdb)
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    Never Let Go
    A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure. (imdb)
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    The Mouse That Roared
    An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose. (imdb)
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    Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power. (imdb)
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    The Battle of the Sexes
    Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his company into the 20th century. The staff, lead by Mr. Martin, have other ideas and a battle between the old and new business methods breaks out. (imdb)
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    Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
    Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island. It has been ignored until the death of their king brings it to the attention of the Foreign Office in Whitehall. They decide to send Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne to re-establish friendly relations. (imdb)
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    The Forest Queen grants the wish of Jonathan, the woodcutter, and his wife, Anna. (imdb)
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    The Smallest Show on Earth
    Jean and Bill are a struggling married couple with Bill trying to scrape a living as a writer. Out of the blue they receive a telegram informing them that Bill's long-lost uncle has died and left them his business - a cinema in the town of Sloughborough... (imdb)
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    The Naked Truth
    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... (imdb)
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    The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn
    A Goon inspired comedy which finds Milligan and Sellers as two detectives investigating the disappearance of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn from the Metropolitan Museum. (Amazon)
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    The Man Who Never Was
    True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers. (imdb)
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    The Ladykillers
    Comedy about a gang of crooks who rent a house in London, and the innocent old landlady that they think they can easily kill. (imdb)
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    John and Julie
    Scads of color stock footage from the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth was strategically deployed in John and Julie. The story involves two little provincial children (Colin Gibson, Lesley Dudley) whose parents have no plans to attend the Coronation. Left to their own devices, John and Julie run off to London, where with the help of several eccentric types they get to see the Queen's installation. (allmovie.com)
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    Orders Are Orders
    A movie company wants to shoot a science-fiction film using an Army barracks as location, and its soldiers as actors. Of course, the Commander doesn't like it one bit, and persuades the crew to use a nearby haunted house instead.
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    Our Girl Friday
    Rich Sadie Patch is marooned on a desert island after an emergency on her cruise-ship. With her are Irish stoker Pat, prickly young Jimmy Carrol, and bald and bookish Professor Gibble. All fancy their chances. (imdb)
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    Down Among the Z Men
    The cast of the popular radio program "The Goon Show" perform some of their favourite routines.
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    Laurel is a Scottish reporter suspected of being a spy by police detective James Finlayson. Although trailed by the latter, Stan, who is reporting on the movie world, manages to be hired by Mack Sennett. He makes his debut in Nevada, in the middle of gold diggers. After managing to clear his name he becomes, with Oliver Hardy, a big comedy star.
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    Penny Points to Paradise
    Harry Flakers is a pools winner who is targeted by a forger.
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    Let's Go Crazy (1951) - Short Film
    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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