Peter Sellers has done some wonderful roles in his life time. In 1960 he starred in the movie “The Millionairess” with Sophia Loren. It is a hilarious comedy in which Peter Sellers is an Indian doctor living in London and Sophia Loren is his millionairess patient. She has fallen in love with him and feigns all kinds of illnesses to come and see him.
There is a great song from this movie called “Goodness Gracious Me!” which was a hit, particularly in India. It has hilarious lyrics, e.g.
From New Delhi to Darjeeling
I have done my share of healing,
And I’ve never yet been beaten or outboxed,
I remember that with one jab
Of my needle in the Punjab
How I cleared up beriberi
And the dreaded dysentery,
But your complaint has got me really foxed.
When I was a teenager in New Delhi this song used to play on the radio a lot and hearing it again it brought back big memories and I laughed hard once again as I did in those magnificent 1960’s and my college days. How fondly I remember them!
I’m appending a YouTube rendering of this song below. Please watch and you will love it. Also rent the movie, The Millionairess if you can find it. It’s a lot of fun.
Some things are evergreen!
Peter Sellers – a true legend!
What pure innocent fun!
Hi, thanks for sharing
Very delayed response, but how my entire family loved that song!
Those who enjoy this song will fall in love with “The Ladies of Calcutta” by Peter Sellers. Check it out on U-Tube.
I was just listening to Sophia Loren, and bumped into this blog. Its one of my fav songs, and keep playing it in loop. Thanks for this blog 🙂