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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) Poster

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Michael Robbins's singing was dubbed by Julie Andrews.
Frank Waldman and Blake Edwards wrote the screenplay as one of two possibilities for a proposed Pink Panther TV series. The other screenplay became The Return of the Pink Panther (1975). After that film became a success, Edwards made the unused screenplay into this film.
Lesley-Anne Down was cast as Olga by mistake. Blake Edwards meant to audition Nicola Pagett, who played Elizabeth Bellamy on Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), but auditioned Ms. Down, who played Georgia Worsley on later episodes of that same series. Julie Andrews commented that she didn't look like the actress in the series, but Edwards blamed the lighting and make-up.
The film doesn't mention the Pink Panther diamond. By the 1970s, the name "Pink Panther" had become so synonymous with Inspector Clouseau and the animated panther featured in the opening credits that all future Clouseau films included "Pink Panther" in the title.
One trailer for this film consisted entirely of bloopers.
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Blake Edwards' original cut ran 124 minutes, and was submitted to the British Board of Film Censors in 1976. Afterward, the film was cut to 103 minutes. That version was shown in cinemas, on VHS and on DVD. Most of the cut scenes involved Sellers' journey to, and arrival in, England. The 124-minute original cut has never surfaced, but a large chunk of the deleted footage was used in Trail of the Pink Panther (1982). The scenes include Peter Sellers in the car on the way to the airport, Sellers on a plane to England (excerpts are in the trailer), Sellers meeting the English police at the airport, and an extended version of Sellers going into his apartment near the beginning of the film, with rice flying everywhere. Deleted scenes involving Harvey Korman's character "Balls" also ended up in Trail of the Pink Panther (1982).
Film debut of Deep Roy.
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The blue-and-gold macaw is the same bird that appears in two of the Bond films, For Your Eyes Only (1981) and The Living Daylights (1987).
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In several scenes Peter Sellers wears a necklace bearing a pendant with the Hindu OM symbol. Sellers' friend George Harrison, a Hare Krishna devotee, told of how he and Sellers, on a plane caught in a terrible storm, chanted the Hare Krishna mantra until it safely landed.
Dreyfus' organ playing and cape within the film is a nod to the fact Herbert Lom had played The Phantom Of The Opera in Hammer Films' The Phantom of the Opera (1962).
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Cyd Child, who did the stunts for Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson in "The Avengers", appears with her parrot "Chrome". He originally belonged to Diana Rigg, but she hadn't enough time to spend with him, so she gave him to Cyd.
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Omar Sharif, who had just worked with director Blake Edwards on The Tamarind Seed (1974), has a brief cameo as the Egyptian assassin.
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Body count: 13 (12, if Dreyfus doesn't count)
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