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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.)

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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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Trivia

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was offered the role of Sir Charles after David Niven proved unavailable. After some consideration, he turned it down, paving the way for Christopher Plummer. See more »

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Clouseau claims to be a telephone repairman, yet he is addressed as "Inspector" shortly before exiting the Littons' house, after leaving the study in shambles. See more »

Quotes

Clouseau: [annoyed] Are you blind?
Blind beggar: Yes!
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Crazy Credits

During the animated opening credits, the credit for the Hal David song "The Greatest Gift" is the first credit seen after the title, occurring between the star and supporting cast credits. In the 1970s, songwriting credits usually appeared about midway though the opening credits and usually were paired with the film's composer credit; it was unusual for a song credit to be singled out in such a way. See more »

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Spoofs To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »

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The Greatest Gift
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Henry Mancini (uncredited)
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Inspector Clouseau is funnier than ever in this hilarious comedy!
31 October 1998 | by (Brea, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

Return of the Pink Panther is an outstanding comedy starring Peter Sellers as the lovable and totally incompetent Inspect Clouseau. I remember seeing this film for the first time just after its release and laughed so hard that my wife refused to sit next to me in the theatre. There are a few slow spots, mainly those without Sellers' charm on screen but there are more than enough belly laughs in this movie to make up for that. Don't miss it.


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