AS THE CREDITS ROLL: Peter Sellers (in one of his all-time great roles as the simple-minded Chauncey Gardener), repeatedly flubs his lines from a scene that was never used.
THE MUSIC: “Goodbye Louise,” composed and performed by Johnny Mandel—and a reinterpretation of Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne No. 5”
SEMI-RELEVANT FACTOID: Sellers objected to this ending, complaining that it was inelegant and broke the spell of the movie. For a brief time, several home-video releases had the credits roll over the “white noise” of TV static.
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