Peter Sellers (Chance), Shirley
MacLaine (Eve Rand), Melvyn Douglas (Benjamin Rand), Jack Warden (President Bobby), Richard Dysart (Dr. Robert Allenby), Richard Basehart (Vladimir
Capra-esque fable about an illiterate gardener
who rises to political power and becomes a national celebrity, much in the vein of Mr Deeds Goes To Town, but carrying an even greater innocence with its lead
Fondly remembered for one of Peter Sellers
last and greatest performances as Chance the Gardener. It drags in parts but the final scene is a rather iconic cinematic moment.
Did You Know:
Peter Sellers prepared for the role of Chance by recording
his voice over and over again, experimenting with different styles and tones. He ended up patterning the voice after his comedy idol, Stan Laurel.