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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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19 July 1968 (USA)  »

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Inspektor Clouseau  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Reporter: Could you give us a statement please?
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Yes. Chocolate makes one very thirsty.
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Followed by The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) See more »

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Vastly underrated comedy
22 March 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I had always been a fan of Peter Sellers' Pink Panther movies. Alan Arkin, however, made an excellent Clouseau. Lots of great quotable lines and holds up under repeat viewing.Actually better than some of the later Peter Sellers versions.


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