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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  21 May 1975 (USA)
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Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.

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Storyline

That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources - himself and his oriental manservant - to reveal the true identity of 'The Phantom'. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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You may rest assured that there's trouble, because Inspector Clouseau is on the case...That's the trouble.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso de la pantera rosa  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 3,452,123 (Sweden)
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Trivia

This film was originally intended to be a 26-part Pink Panther miniseries produced by Blake Edwards for the British ATV. The ATV then decided to turn it into a "Movie-of-the-Week", followed by a move to a feature film. See more »

Goofs

Lady Litton dives headfirst into the pool, then swims back towards Sir Charles; in the next shot, just before he rolls off the inflatable chair on top of her, her hair is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Col. Sharky: [after examining the scene of stolen Pink Panther, Clouseau notices the wire on the floor] Very ingenious.
Police Chief Lundallah: [annoyed] He pulled himself across the floor.
Clouseau: He did?
Police Chief Lundallah: How else could he have avoided our radar field?
Clouseau: Yes, how else. Hmm. Of course he would have needed a very slippery floor to do that.
Police Chief Lundallah: Therefore, the wax.
Clouseau: The wax? AGHH!
[Clouseau steps on the wax and falls to the floor]
Col. Sharky: Are you alright, Inspector?
Clouseau: [on his knees] Of course I'm alright. I'm... examining the wax.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the straightjacket-bound Dreyfus is shown watching and commenting on the words, particularly when Peter Sellers' credit comes up as "Clouseau." Dreyfus also writes "The End" on the wall of his padded cell with his feet. See more »

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The Pink Panther Theme
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Henry Mancini
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Classic Slapstick
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was very fortunate to find this film on DVD recently, which is next to impossible these days. Those of us who purchased the box set know that this gem was missing from the collection due to Artisan Entertainment holding onto the rights for DVD release. Try to find it on Amazon and they'll tell you it's out of stock and you need to visit e-bay. Bids are as high as $100 for a new copy. I almost gave in to buying one until I visited a record shop one day and--to my extraordinary surprise--there it was parked behind the box set. I was thrilled. I hadn't seen this movie in years.

To say the least, it sent me into a fit of giggles almost immediately. Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards ware among the best, modern cinematic comedic team. Nearly ten years had passed since their last collaboration on "A Shot in the Dark." Clearly, Edwards and co-writer Frank Waldman had plenty of time to dream up this endless laundry list of gags, one-liners and Clouseau mishaps (the scene with the vacuum is priceless).

If you have Showtime and Comcast On-Demand, you can find it on there this month. Check it out!


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