Sgt. Franois Chevalier
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Sgt. Franois Chevalier (Character)
from A Shot in the Dark (1964)

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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Sergeant Francois Duval: [Visiting Dreyfus in hospital after Sergent Sleigh knocked him out his office window] Is there anything I can do for you?
[Dreyfus groans in pain]
Sergeant Francois Duval: Are you in much pain?
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: My leg hurts, but my throat is killing me.
Sergeant Francois Duval: You nearly choked to death on a goldfish
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Where is he?
Sergeant Francois Duval: I don't know, I don't think they kept it.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Not the fish! Detective Sleigh!

Sergeant Francois Duval: [answers call] Oh it's you, good afternoon, where are you?
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: [lying in a hospital bed and wrapped in heaps of bandages] I am in agony.

Doctor: The explosion severely traumatized your left eardrum, but if you are careful and avoid all loud noises, partial hearing should be restored in a few days.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: What about the ringing?
Doctor: I'm afraid that might take longer.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: It's very loud, I keep wanting to answer the telephone.
Doctor: Just take the medicine I prescribe, and plenty of rest.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: All right, thank you Doctor.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: [after the doctor has left, and Francois is wheeling Dreyfus down the corridor of the hospital] What if I can't distinguish the difference between the ringing in my ear and the phone?
Sergeant Francois Duval: That could be a problem.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: What?
Sergeant Francois Duval: It may not last much longer.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: I couldn't stand it if it did. Where is Sleigh?.
Sergeant Francois Duval: On his way to Valencia
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Valencia?
Sergeant Francois Duval: A tip from Sir Charles.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: [Phone on wall starts ringing] There! It's getting worse.

Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Sergeant Francois Duval: Clouseau was trying to fix the lighter. He is sure that someone planted a bomb in the car.
Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus: Yes. Someone should have... I mean, could have done that.

Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus: Miss Jouvet, may I suggest that you go home and forget all about this.
Sergeant Francois Duval: Excuse me.
Marie Jouvet: I shall tell you exactly where I am going to go - directly to me office, where I shall write my next broadcast about the Mafia boss who kidnapped me, and about the chief inspector of the surute who refused to do anything about it.
Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus: In my opinion, that would be most unwise.
Marie Jouvet: What it boils down to, Inspector, is, I don't trust your opinion.

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: [Jacques' bicycle bumps into Dreyfus's car] Ha! That felt good! Now then, is anyone hurt?
Sergeant Francois Duval: Yes, in the van.
Hans Zarba: My sister... is unconscious.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: She is?
Hans Zarba: She should be taken to a near hospital.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Where is she?
Sergeant Francois Duval: Uh, in the van.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Excuse me, your sister is in his van?
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: No...
Sergeant Francois Duval: No, it is not my van.
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: Look, I'm Commissioner Dreyfus, if you will allow me...
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Excuse me just a moment, just a moment. When - excuse me - When I asked you if anyone was hurt, you replied, "Yes, in' my' van".
Sergeant Francois Duval: No, no, I said "Yes, in 'the' van", not "in 'my' van".
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: No, no, you did not say "Yes, in the van", not "Yes in the van", you said yes; you did not say "Yes, my van", not "Yes, the van"...
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: Look...
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: You said "Yes, my van", not "Yes, in the van".
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: Did you hear what I just said?
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Yes, I heard.
Hans Zarba: It's my van - my van.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Oh, now we're getting someplace.
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: Listen, you imbecile, you're...
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Hey, hey, watch your tongue, monsieur! I am an officer of the 'lauw'.
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: What?
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: I said, I...
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: I know what you said, you said you're an officer of the -
[Dreyfus's face starts twitching as he repeats Jacques' mispronunciation]
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: 'lauw'.

Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: [Jacques is riding his moped when Dreyfus's red car passes him] Hey, stop! I said stop!
[Jacques' moped backfires]
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Hey! Hey! Hey!
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: [to François] We haven't time to humor some bumpkin cop, lose him.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: I said, stop! Hey! Can you hear me? Hey!
Sergeant Francois Duval: I think we've lost him.
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: Yeah.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: [François makes a sharp downhill turn, and hits Hans's Avis van at its front bumper] Look out!
Hans Zarba: [Hans gets out of his van, Dreyfus and François get out of their car] Are you all right?
Sergeant Francois Duval: Yes.
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: No!
Hans Zarba: One of my passengers is hurt.
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: No wonder; the way you drive, you are lucky they are not all dead.
Hans Zarba: The way I drive?
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: Yes!
Hans Zarba: Could we please settle this at the hospital?
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus: No. I am Police Commissioner Dreyfus, and I demand to see your driver's license.
Hans Zarba: [Yussa loads a clip into her gun] As you wish.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Francois: Do you know what kind of a bomb it was?
Clouseau: The exploding kind.

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: This is very strange. I do not ever recall receiving the fortune cookie in a Japanese Restaurant.
Sgt. François Chevalier: What does yours say?
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Beware of Japanese Waitress bearing fortune cookies