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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

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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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.) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the sequence when the bath tap is left running the crew overfilled the tank so that when Clouseau opened the door literally tons of water poured down the chute and ripped the set apart. Mike Grady and Victor Spinetti were nearly drowned but continued to improvise in the flooded wreckage. See more »

Goofs

Clouseau's "peeping tom" window is covered with moisture from the steam in the washroom, so the mirror in front of the blonde bombshell would not show a clear reflection of Clouseau's wildly-glaring face, since both the window and the glass-surfaced mirror itself would be covered with steam. See more »

Quotes

[after an incident involving a blind beggar]
Dreyfus: The beggar was the lookout man for the gang.
Clouseau: That is impossible.
Dreyfus: Why?
Clouseau: He was blind. How can a blind man be a lookout?
Dreyfus: [Insinuating Clouseau] How can an idiot be a policeman? Answer me that!
Clouseau: It's very simple, all he has to do is enlist...
Dreyfus: Shut up!
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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 »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

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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