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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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HE'S BACK...no risk is too daring...No caper is too exotic...No crime is too dangerous 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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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 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: [answering the phone] This is Monsieur Gadoire - who is this speaking?
Dreyfus: Don't you know? HmmHmmm! Can't you guess? I'll give you a clue - this is the man who hates you. This is the man who more than anything else in the world would like to see you dead and buried!
Clouseau: ...are you the headwaiter that works in the little bistro on the Rue de Bazaar?
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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

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Soundtracks

The Greatest Gift
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Henry Mancini (uncredited)
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Another "Pink Panther" Gem
8 August 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"The Return of the Pink Panther" is the fourth movie in the "Pink Panther" franchise, marking Peter Sellers' return to what must be his signature role, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Previously, Alan Arkin had stepped into his shoes for one movie, apparently with bad results. In "Return," the fabled Pink Panther diamond is again stolen, with the Phantom's calling card monogrammed glove left as a clue. Clouseau goes back on the case, as does Sir Charles Lytton (Christopher Plummer, taking over for David Niven), the former Phantom himself. Anyway, this movie shows the progress of the "Panther" franchise, when the crazy characters and Clouseau's wacky mannerisms start to really show. Sellers brings slapstick to a fever pitch, making a shambles of everything in his path, not to mention the sanity of his superior, Chief Inspector Dreyfus, played by Herbert Lom. There are lots of funny scenes, including the one in which Clouseau is distracted from a bank robbery by a "blind" accordionist and his chimpanzee "minkey." It's definitely one of the better chapters in the "Pink Panther" saga.


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