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Director:
Writers:
Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 May 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You may rest assured that there's trouble, because Inspector Clouseau is on the case. (That's the trouble.) See more »
Plot:
Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the funniest in the series See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Insp. Jacques Clouseau

Christopher Plummer ... Sir Charles Litton

Catherine Schell ... Lady Claudine Litton

Herbert Lom ... Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Peter Arne ... Colonel Sharki

Peter Jeffrey ... General Wadafi

Grégoire Aslan ... Chief of Lugash Police (as Gregoire Aslan)
David Lodge ... Mac

Graham Stark ... Pepi

Eric Pohlmann ... Fat Man
André Maranne ... Sgt. François Chevalier

Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong

Victor Spinetti ... Hotel Concierge

John Bluthal ... Blind Beggar

Mike Grady ... Bell Boy
Peter Jones ... Psychiatrist
Herb Tanney ... Nice Police Chief (as Serge Tanney)
Mollie Maureen ... Little Old Lady (as Molly Maureen)

Nadim Sawalha ... Museum Guide
Andre Charisse ... T.V. Newscaster (as André Charisse)
Michael Nightingale ... Museum Tourist
Pamela Abbott ... Museum Tourist
Francis Mortimer ... Museum Tourist
Yashaw Adem ... Museum Guard (as Yashar Adem)

Milton Reid ... Japanese Restaurant Owner
Hugo De Vernier ... Doctor (as Hugo de Vernier)
Claire Davenport ... Masseuse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carol Cleveland ... Swimming Pool Diver
Tony Adams ... Waiter (uncredited)
Peter Samuelson ... Clothing Thief (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... associate producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
Lew Grade .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Priestley 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. 
 
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Jeanette Freeman .... hairdresser (as Jeannette Freeman)
 
Production Management
Derek Kavanagh .... production supervisor
Peter Samuelson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Guy Sauteret .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Siddall .... set dresser
Jack Stephens .... assistant art director
Gari Bacon .... props (uncredited)
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Michael Guyett .... scenic painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Jim Roddan .... dubbing editor
Peter Sutton .... sound recordist
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
 
Special Effects by
John Gant .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dick Crockett .... stunt supervisor
Joe Dunne .... stunt supervisor
Cyd Child .... stunt double: Catherine Schell (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Batt .... grip
Jack Coggins .... electrician
Peter MacDonald .... camera operator (as Peter Macdonald)
Cedric James .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ken Harris .... animator
Richard Williams .... lead animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Alan Jones .... additional editor (uncredited)
Alan Jones .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... conductor
Douglas Gamley .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ken Harris .... titles
Kevin O'Driscoll .... accountant
Beti Parry .... production assistant
Constance Willis .... continuity (as Connie Willis)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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113 min
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:G (DVD rating) | Brazil:10 | Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2005) | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | Hungary:14 | Netherlands:AL | Norway:11 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:G (certificate #24024) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
Julie Andrews filmed a cameo role as a maid removing the unconscious Clouseau from Claudine's room, but her part was edited out.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The "jumping light bulb" changes places just before Clouseau discovers it.See more »
Quotes:
Sir Charles Lytton:[meaning the diamond] All right, Darling, where is it?
Claudine:[pretending to misunderstand] After all these years, you still need to ask?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Pink Panther ThemeSee more »

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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest in the series, 11 April 2005
Author: brian_warren_wagner from United States

Peter Sellers is in top form in the Pink Panther Returns as the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau. This time around Closeau has been assigned to track down the thief that has stolen the Pink Panther Diamond from the Lugash. All evidence points to the supposedly retired thief the Phantom (also seen in The original Pink Panther but played there by David Niven )aka Charles Lytton. It is in true slapstick style that we see Clouseau bumble through one laugh out loud situation to another in trying to solve the case. Standout scenes include Clouseau going to Charle's Lytton's home posing as a telephone repair man, a runaway vacuum cleaner a fantastic escape by Charles Lytton from some thugs. There are many great moments in this film, and I would highly suggest it not only for a lot of laughs but for the comedic story.

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