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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:
Another "Pink Panther" Gem See more (72 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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:
The star figure (mathematically denoted {8,2}) used by Hindus to symbolize Ashtalakshmi (the eight forms of wealth) is a symbol which appears prominently in the Lugash national museum portrayed in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Clouseau gets the bomb, he tries to get rid of it and we cut to the old woman next door. Her chair lifts into the air before the bomb goes off and breaks down the wall.See more »
Quotes:
Clouseau:I arrest you, Sir Charles Phantom, the notorious pink Lytton.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Greatest GiftSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another "Pink Panther" Gem, 8 August 2004
Author: EmperorNortonII from San Francisco, California

"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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