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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.
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 »
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The Return Of "Clouseau" 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 ... Bellboy
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)
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Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... associate producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
 
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)
 
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
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Batt .... grip
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
 
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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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | 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:U | Hungary:14 | Netherlands:AL | Norway:11 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:G | 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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Sir Charles Litton's valet/butler calls Clouseau "Inspector" while Clouseau is in the guise of a telephone repairman.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Pink Panther ThemeSee more »

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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The Return Of "Clouseau", 5 January 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

The famous and invaluable diamond known as the Pink Panther is stolen once again from the museum in Lugash, and the authorities decide immediately that to effect the return of this National Treasure they must seek the help of the one man they know will bring the needed expertise to the case: Clouseau. And so it is that `The Return Of The Pink Panther' is entrusted to none other than the inimitable Inspector (Peter Sellers) from France, much to the chagrin of Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who, knowing what unbridled mayhem Clouseau is really capable of, would like nothing more than to be rid of him once and for all. But such a request from the sovereign authorities of a friendly nation cannot be denied, and Clouseau is therefore dispatched with all haste to Lugash, with orders to bring the criminals to justice, and insure that the case is indeed-- to quote Clouseau-- `solv-ed.' Some ten years had passed since director Blake Edwards and Sellers had teamed up for the brilliant film `A Shot In The Dark,' before coming together once again for this third installment chronicling the misadventures of the `belov-ed' Inspector Clouseau. But the wait was certainly worth it. Cleverly written and delivered, it affords Sellers ample opportunities to do what he does best: Make you laugh. Whether affecting an alias in disguise or forthrightly confronting the usual suspects, Clouseau deftly uncovers every `ploy' attempted by the unscrupulous thieves he seeks. There are moments so hilarious that even co-star Catherine Schell (Claudine) has trouble keeping a straight face at times; but rather than being a distraction (as you'd think it would be), it somehow makes it even funnier. And it's a great example of why this movie is so good, and why it works so well. Simply put, it's fun. Edwards has a formula for success that begins with having a good story at the core, an excellent supporting cast to flesh it all out, then mixing it all together with the main ingredient which is, of course, Sellers. It's one that works, and of which directors of some of the more recent fare being proffered as `comedy' could benefit. Christopher Plummer is well cast as debonair master thief Sir Charles Litton, bringing an air of sophistication to the film that contrasts so well with the antics of Sellers. Characters returning after debuting in `A Shot In The Dark' include the terrific Lom, whose Chief Inspector Dreyfus is the perfect foil for Clouseau; Andre Maranne (Francois); and of course Burt Kwouk as Clouseau's ever-attacking manservant, Cato. The scenes between Sellers and Kwouk, in which they spar at Clouseau's house, are a riot, as is the way Sellers and Lom play off of one another throughout the film (or the series, for that matter); Lom's `reactions' alone to what Sellers is doing are classic bits of comedy. Rounding out the supporting cast are Peter Arne (Colonel Sharky), Peter Jeffrey (General Wadafi), Gregoire Aslan (Chief of Lugash Police), Victor Spinetti (Hotel Concierge) and John Bluthal (Blind Beggar). A number of elements go into making a comedy work, and `The Return Of The Pink Panther' has them all, but most especially, Peter Sellers, who without a doubt is one of the funniest actors ever to grace the silver screen. His comedy works because he always plays it straight and allows the humor to flow naturally from the situation at hand; there's never a laugh that is forced or false. Consider one of the opening scenes in which Clouseau, walking a beat, questions a blind beggar with a monkey about having the proper permits to beg, all while the bank in front of which they are standing is being robbed. There's a purity about it that makes it a joy to watch; the kind of film you can see over and over again and never get tired of. One of the great things about video and DVD is that it affords us the opportunity of cuing up this film-- as well as the other `Panther' movies-- at will. For a lot of laughs, take advantage of the technology at hand and check out Peter Sellers and discover what `classic' comedy is all about. It never gets old, and somehow just keeps getting better with age. I rate this one 9/10.

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