Detective Inspector is borrowed from the Surete on special assignment for Scotland Yard in hopes that a fresh outlook will help the government recover the loot from the Great Train Robbery, which is being used to underwrite a new crime wave. What they don't count on, however, is having more than one Closeeau on the job. Written by
Did You Know?
In the scene where Clouseau is being chased through the cemetery after falling in the plot and disrupting the funeral, you can see a sign on a cross in the lower right part of the screen for a few seconds. The sign reads "Reposite En Pace: Norman Lear, 1903-1962". This is an in-joke that refers to Norman Lear
, who was director Bud Yorkin
's producing partner for many years on shows such as All in the Family
(1971) and Sanford and Son
(1972). See more
A supposed Parisian fishmonger has an English accent. See more
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Yes, well, life is not all shoot-shoot, bang-bang, you know.
Follows A Shot in the Dark