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Inspector Clouseau (1968)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  19 July 1968 (USA)
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A string of robberies has occurred in Britain and it's up to Inspector Clouseau to catch them.

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Supt. Weaver
Delia Boccardo ...
Lisa Morrel
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Addison Steele
Patrick Cargill ...
Commissioner Sir Charles Braithwaite
Beryl Reid ...
Mrs. Weaver
Clive Francis ...
Clyde Hargreaves
Richard Pearson ...
Shockley
Michael Ripper ...
Steven Frey
Susan Engel ...
Carmichael
Wallas Eaton ...
Hoeffler
Tutte Lemkow ...
Frenchie LeBec
Katya Wyeth ...
Meg (as Kathja Wyeth)
Tracey Crisp ...
Julie
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Gutch
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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 duke1029@aol.com

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Inspektor Clouseau  »

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Alan Arkin not only played Inspector Clouseau, he played the members of the gang whenever they were disguised as Inspector Clouseau, with the other actors' voices dubbed onto the soundtrack. See more »

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A supposed Parisian fishmonger has an English accent. See more »

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Inspector Jacques Clouseau: [shouting] You'll soon be laughing at the other side of my face, my friend!
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A tragic waste...
19 April 2005 | by (Isle of Sheppey, UK) – See all my reviews

...of the comedic talents of Alan Arkin.

Arkin is a fine actor, with a flair for incorporating pathos into comedy. Arkin's Clouseau was different from the one that Sellers had portrayed (though the Clouseau in The Pink Panther & A Shot In The Dark was far removed from the Clouseau in the 70's movies) - Arkin's Clouseau KNEW that he was hopelessly clumsy and introduced a side to the character that Sellers steered clear of when the three picture deal was stuck during the 1970's.

Inspector Clouseau is also one of the shortest entries in the series; this would most likely be down to the fact that it seems choppy, with all the hallmarks of a movie being butchered down to around 90 minutes when a studio loses faith during post-production and test screenings.

Even if a restored version was released (though it's a pretty safe bet that the original elements ceased to exist decades ago), it would be a far from perfect movie, but it would at least give fans of the series a chance to properly evaluate the movie as a whole, rather than as just a series of disjointed set-pieces where characters appear and disappear and situations occur with little-or-no-reason.

Alan Arkin may have been mauled for his interesting interpretation of the character, but there was more inventiveness and creativity into his single stint as Clousea than Sellers put into the three seventies Pink Panther movies.


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