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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)  »

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El regreso de la pantera rosa  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Unlike the other films in the original Pink Panther franchise, United Artists (UA for short) was not involved in the making of this film. Because the careers of Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers were declining, UA had no desire in financing another Panther film. Edwards took his script of The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) to British producer Lew Grade, who subsequently bought the rights. Grade financed the film himself, while giving UA worldwide distribution rights, ownership in the copyright, and a stake in the profits (as they owned the characters) in order to make the film. Distribution rights in later years reverted back to Grade's company, ITC; this is the reason why the film has not been featured in compilation DVD box sets along with the other Panther films. See more »

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The wires that lift the old woman's chair when the bomb explodes are visible. See more »

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Sir Charles Lytton: [meaning the diamond] All right, Darling, where is it?
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The Ride of the Valkyries
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Great, stupid, fun for everyone!
13 September 2004 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoy this installment of the series. Not very fond of any of the others. The Return of the Pink Panther just has it all in my opinion. You get a crime story, funny/stupid humor, Clouseau who still has no idea of what's going on(this just makes the movie what it is).

The fight between Clouseau and Kato in the apartment is hilarious. One has to wonder how long Kato was waiting in the refrigerator. The fight is just very slapstick and clumsy that it makes me and my girlfriend laugh every time we see it.

Another great point of the film is the numerous cars that Clouseau goes through. Loosing a few into a pool.

The mental breakdown of Herbert Lom's character is also one of the film's fine points.

This is -- my opinion -- the funniest of the series. I have always enjoyed it, and most likely will always enjoy it.


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