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Director:
Writers:
Blake Edwards (based on a character created by) and
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Release Date:
19 July 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A string of robberies has occurred in Britain and it's up to Inspector Clouseau to catch them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Enjoyable, but not total fun See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alan Arkin ... Insp. Jacques Clouseau

Frank Finlay ... Supt. Weaver
Delia Boccardo ... Lisa Morrel

Barry Foster ... 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

John Bindon ... Bull Parker
Anthony Ainley ... Bomber LeBec
Robert Russell ... Stockton
David Bauer ... Police Chief Geffrion
George Pravda ... Wulf

Eric Pohlmann ... Bergesch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Beere ... Reporter (uncredited)
Craig Booth ... David (uncredited)
Julie Croft ... Nicole (uncredited)
Barbara Dana ... Nun (uncredited)
Robert Gillespie ... Senior Swiss Banker. (uncredited)
Marjie Lawrence ... Peggy (uncredited)
Leon Lissek ... French Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Arthur Lovegrove ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Will Stampe ... Fishmonger (uncredited)
Paul Tropea ... Child at Grave (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bud Yorkin 
 
Writing credits
Blake Edwards (based on a character created by) and
Maurice Richlin (based on a character created by)

Tom Waldman (written by) and
Frank Waldman (written by)

Produced by
Lewis J. Rachmil .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ken Thorne 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Victor-Smith  (as John Victor Smith)
 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer 
 
Art Direction by
Norman Dorme 
 
Costume Design by
Dinah Greet 
 
Makeup Department
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Charles Orme .... production supervisor
Robert Watts .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Frewin .... second unit director
Kip Gowans .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Terence Morgan II .... set dresser
Mickey Lennon .... stand-by prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Gerry Turner .... sound recordist (as Gerald Turner)
 
Special Effects by
Colin Chilvers .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Skeets Kelly .... photographer: second unit
Tony Spratling .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Baker .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Ken Thorne .... conductor
 
Other crew
Ann Skinner .... continuity
Gerry Chiniquy .... title designer (uncredited)
John W. Dunn .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Alan Arkin got the role of Clouseau because Peter Sellers was busy doing The Party (1968), directed by Blake Edwards, who was also the director of the previous Clouseau films. He was replaced by Bud Yorkin. Later, Sellers and Edwards would return to the series. With them, the original composer (Henry Mancini) also returned.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: A supposed Parisian fishmonger has an English accent.See more »
Quotes:
Julie:[to Clouseau] I love the way you eat... like a jungle animal.See more »
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Is this a real Pink Panther film?
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable, but not total fun, 15 May 2001

The Mirisch company should have tried harder. It is bad enough having an Inspector Clouseau movie without Peter Sellers, but why no Blake Edwards to direct or William Peter Blatty[A shot in the Dark] to script? Instead we have a rather clever and better looking than Clouseau should be, in the shape of Alan Arkin and a rather boring director in Bud Yorkin. The problem itself is with the script which is unoriginal, tedious and not in the least bit funny. Served with a good script Arkin would have become an adequate Clouseau, but still not as funny or entertaining as Peter Sellers. This is like someone else trying to play Frank Spencer or Rigsby, from british television. Despite this Arkin is at times quite good for the film, wich does have its moments. But i suppose the lesson to be learned is if it aint broke dont fix it. If you haven't seen any other Clouseau movies then you will like this i am sure. Otherwise hunt down A shot in the Dark or The Pink Panther Strikes Again. A total waste!

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