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The Return of the Pink Panther -- Peter Sellers repeats his classic role as the bumbling French sleuth, Inspector Clouseau, in madcap pursuit of the priceless gem, The Pink Panther.  Outstanding performances by Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom and Catherine Schell highlight this action, slapstick comedy.


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Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 May 1975 (USA) See more »
You may rest assured that there's trouble, because Inspector Clouseau is on the case. (That's the trouble.)
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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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Great, stupid, fun for everyone! See more (72 total) »


  (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)

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
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
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 (certificate #24024) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

This film was originally intended to be a 26-part Pink Panther miniseries produced by Blake Edwards for the British ATV. The ATV then decided to turn it into a "Movie-of-the-Week", followed by a move to a feature film.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Clouseau looks for Cato in the apartment, just before Cato attacks him, you can see a hanging coat moving. One of the crew must have touched the coat while following Clouseau.See more »
Doctor:Describe your thoughts. Get them out in the open. You'll feel much better.
Dreyfus:All right. See, it's always the same. Clouseau is sitting there, in a chair, just like you, with his back to me. Then suddenly, my hands go round his throat, and I begin to squeeze. It's wonderful. It's marvelous. I'm squeezing. And the more I squeeze, the freer I feel. I'm in ecstasy. And then suddenly, suddenly my problem is solv-ved.
[while Dreyfus has been talking, he has been unintentionally strangling the doctor. He suddenly becomes aware of this as the doctor falls to the floor]
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35 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Great, stupid, fun for everyone!, 13 September 2004
Author: otisfirefly2001 from texas

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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