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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

G  |   |  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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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 <>

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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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Release Date:

21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso de la pantera rosa  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 3,452,123 (Sweden)

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[to a Taxi driver]
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The Pink Panther Theme
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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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