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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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Director:
Writers:
Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 May 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Classic Slapstick See more (72 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)

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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Runtime:
113 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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 (certificate #24024) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The original trailer for the film consisted mainly of unused production outtakes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Lady Litton dives headfirst into the pool, then swims back towards Sir Charles; in the next shot, just before he rolls off the inflatable chair on top of her, her hair is completely dry.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Palm Harbor Vice (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Ride of the ValkyriesSee more »

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Classic Slapstick, 7 March 2005
Author: mikeywuzhere from United States

I was very fortunate to find this film on DVD recently, which is next to impossible these days. Those of us who purchased the box set know that this gem was missing from the collection due to Artisan Entertainment holding onto the rights for DVD release. Try to find it on Amazon and they'll tell you it's out of stock and you need to visit e-bay. Bids are as high as $100 for a new copy. I almost gave in to buying one until I visited a record shop one day and--to my extraordinary surprise--there it was parked behind the box set. I was thrilled. I hadn't seen this movie in years.

To say the least, it sent me into a fit of giggles almost immediately. Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards ware among the best, modern cinematic comedic team. Nearly ten years had passed since their last collaboration on "A Shot in the Dark." Clearly, Edwards and co-writer Frank Waldman had plenty of time to dream up this endless laundry list of gags, one-liners and Clouseau mishaps (the scene with the vacuum is priceless).

If you have Showtime and Comcast On-Demand, you can find it on there this month. Check it out!

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