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Curse of the Pink Panther -- Inspector Clouseau is missing and the Pink Panther (David Niven) is hot on his trail in this wildly funny laugh-fest that offers plenty of slapstick humor and a myriad of stars including Joanna Lumley, Herbert Lom and Robert Wagner.


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12 December 1983 (USA) See more »
Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Feeble entry in the Pink Panther series, full of tired comic mishaps and disinterested performances. See more (36 total) »


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David Niven ... Sir Charles Litton

Robert Wagner ... George Lytton

Herbert Lom ... Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus

Joanna Lumley ... Countess Chandra

Capucine ... Lady Simone Litton

Robert Loggia ... Bruno Langois

Harvey Korman ... Prof. Auguste Balls

Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong

Ted Wass ... Sergeant Clifton Sleigh

Roger Moore ... Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (as Turk Thrust II)
Leslie Ash ... Juleta Shane (AKA Julie Morgan)
Graham Stark ... Bored Waiter
André Maranne ... Sergeant Francois Duval
Peter Arne ... General Bufoni
Patti Davis ... Michelle Chauvin (as Patricia Davis)

Michael Elphick ... Valencia Police Chief

Steve Franken ... Harvey Hamilcard III
Ed Parker ... Mr. Chong

Denise Crosby ... Denise
Emma Walton ... Angry Hooker
Herb Tanney ... Lugash Secret Policeman (as Sidi Bin Tanney)
Pat Corley ... Lt. Palmyra

William Hootkins ... Taxi Driver

Donald Sumpter ... Dave
Harold Kasket ... President Sandover Haleesh
Mollie Maureen ... Rich Old Lady
Liz Smith ... Marta Balls
Danny Schiller ... Cunny
Lawrence Davidson ... President of France

Joe Morton ... Charlie (as Joseph Morton)

Bill Nighy ... ENT Doctor
Arthur Howard ... Arthur
William Abney ... Hugo the Houseman

Hugh Fraser ... Dr. Arno Stang
Maurice O'Connell ... Maurice Steiger
Tim Wylton ... Doctor
Geoffrey Beevers ... Concierge

Patrick Murray ... Bellboy
John Joyce ... Commissioner of Police
Floyd Levine ... Deputy Commissioner
David Lyons ... Hotel Doctor
Sean Caffrey ... Doorman
Weston Gavin ... 1st Mafia Boss
Marc Smith ... 2nd Mafia Boss
John Cassady ... 3rd Mafia Boss
Gary Whelan ... 4th Mafia Boss

Joe Praml ... 5th Mafia Boss
Michael John Paliotti ... 1st Speedboat Man

Rolf Saxon ... 2nd Speedboat Man
Tusse Silberg ... Spanish Nurse
Peter Kelly ... TV Reporter
Christopher Reich ... Gino Rossi
Andrew Carr ... 1st Valencia Policeman
Cengiz Saner ... 2nd Valencia Policeman
David Landberg ... Steiger's Guard
Hossein Karimbeik ... Lugash secret policeman
Diana Goodman ... Dreyfus' Girlfriend
Jacqueline Spears ... Figure In Black (scenes deleted)
Margarita García ... Latin Woman
Peter Brace ... Bruno's Crony #1
Martin Grace ... Bruno's Crony #2
Doug Robinson ... Bruno's Crony #3
Fred Personne ... French Taxi Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Various roles (voice)
Geoffrey Edwards ... Aldous (voice) (uncredited)
Lynne Hazelden ... Nurse (uncredited)

Rich Little ... Sir Charles Litton (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
Writing credits
Blake Edwards (written by) &
Geoffrey Edwards (written by)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
Jonathan D. Krane .... executive producer
Gerald T. Nutting .... associate producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush 
Film Editing by
Robert Hathaway  (as Bob Hathaway)
Ralph E. Winters 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
Art Direction by
Tim Hutchinson (supervising art director)
John Siddall 
Alan Tomkins 
Set Decoration by
Jack Stephens 
Costume Design by
Patricia Edwards 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Peter Frampton .... makeup artist
John Isaacs .... hair designer
Joyce James .... key hair stylist
Bobbie Smith .... key hair stylist
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist: second unit
Production Management
Vicente Escrivá hijo .... production manager: Spain (as Vicente Escriva Jr.)
Marc G. Greenberg .... production manager: US (as Marc Greenberg)
Denis Johnson Jr. .... production supervisor
Denis Johnson .... production manager: second unit (as Dennis Johnson Sr.)
Bernard Mazauric .... production supervisor: France
John Nicolella .... production manager: US
Ron Rapiel .... production supervisor: US
Ric Rondell .... production manager: US
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Cheyko .... first assistant director: France
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director
Peter Kohn .... second assistant director
Kuki López Rodero .... first assistant director: Spain (as Kuki L. Rodero)
Terry Marcel .... second unit director
Michael Murray .... first assistant director: second unit
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director
Yves Amoureux .... assistant director (uncredited)
Callum McDougall .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Carlos Scola .... second assistant director: Spain (uncredited)
Art Department
Ron Baker .... production buyer
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Bernie Hearn .... stand-by props
Dave Jordan .... property master
Damien Lanfranchi .... art department coordinator: France
Vic Simpson .... construction manager
Joe Swift .... property master: second unit
Tony Wheeler .... chargehand propman: second unit
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
John Wells .... dressing props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound mixer
Danny Daniel .... sound mixer: second unit
Gordon Daniels .... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... dubbing mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... dubbing mixer
Teddy Mason .... sound editor (as Ted Mason)
Gordon K. McCallum .... chief dubbing mixer
George Rice .... sound engineer
Bob Risk .... assistant sound editor
John Salter .... boom operator
Special Effects by
John Evans .... special effects supervisor: second unit
George Gibbs .... special effects supervisor
Roger Nichols .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael White .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Roy Alon .... stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunts
Andy Cowley .... stunts: parascender
Gerry Crampton .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt arranger
Brian Gaskin .... stunts: parascender
Romo Gorrara .... stunts
John Harbutt .... stunts: parascender
Wendy Leech .... stunts
Mark McBride .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Eddie Stacey .... stunt assistant
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Malcolm Weaver .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
John Moio .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator: second unit (as Derek Browne)
Mike Bulley .... clapper loader: second unit
Frank Connor .... still photographer: second unit
Tony Cridlin .... camera grip
John Harris .... camera operator
Mike Heaviside .... vtr operator
Steve Keith-Roach .... clapper loader (as Stephen Keith-Roach)
Roger McDonald .... focus puller: second unit
Bill Osbourne .... camera grip: second unit
George Pearman .... electrical supervisor: second unit
Mike Roberts .... camera operator: second unit
Robert Webster .... electrical supervisor
David Wynn-Jones .... focus puller
Robin Browne .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Animation Department
David H. DePatie .... animated characters
Friz Freleng .... animated characters
Art Leonardi .... writer/director: title animation (as Arthur Leonardi)
Hans Perk .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Børge Ring .... animator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lucy Boulting .... casting assistant
Toni Howard .... casting consultant
Caroline Mazauric .... casting: France
Lynn Stalmaster .... casting consultant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe mistress
Martin Dias .... wardrobe: second unit
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... assistant editor
Neil Farrell .... assistant editor
Nigel Galt .... assistant editor
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... conductor
Other crew
Trish Caroselli .... production associate
Marilyn Clarke .... continuity assistant
Bryan Coates .... location manager: second unit
Jennifer Collen-Smith .... assistant publicist
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Lindsey Jones .... publicity director
Lesley Keane .... assistant: Mr. Adams
Ed Parker .... choreographer
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Doreen Soan .... continuity: second unit
Bernard Spence .... production accountant
Francine Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Edwards
Borja Trenor .... public relations: Spain
Joyce Turner .... production assistant
Peter Corbett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... production staff (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... choreographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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109 min
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The movie's Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) title had actually been the original working title for the earlier Pink Panther movie Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) which had been made and released about five years earlier.See more »
Continuity: As the taxi is sliding down the road on its roof, the "bomb" attached to the car falls off when it flips upright after hitting yellow construction container.See more »
Sergeant Francois Duval:[answers call] Oh it's you, good afternoon, where are you?
Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau:[lying in a hospital bed and wrapped in heaps of bandages] I am in agony.
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Movie Connections:
References Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)See more »
Moon RiverSee more »


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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Feeble entry in the Pink Panther series, full of tired comic mishaps and disinterested performances., 18 February 2005
Author: Jonathon Dabell ( from Todmorden, England

Following the death of Peter Sellers, the Pink Panther series seemed to have little future but director Blake Edwards still managed to grind out two further entries. The Trail Of The Pink Panther was mediocre but it had funny moments; The Curse Of The Pink Panther is a stretch too far. This - number seven in the popular series - is a feeble comedy in which the plot is poorly contrived, the actors look totally indifferent, and the comic moments are tired rehashes of scenes from the earlier films. It's no exaggeration to say this is the worst of the series.

Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom) is assigned to use a super-computer to track down the world's greatest detective. Once found, this awesome detective will be entrusted with the task of finding the missing Inspector Clouseau. However, Dreyfuss has no intention of helping in the hunt for Clouseau (you may remember from earlier films that Clouseau drove Dreyfuss to the brink of insanity). Thus, Dreyfuss deliberately misuses the computer and finds the worst detective in the world - the inept New York officer Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass). Sleigh travels to France and follows a trail of clues hither and thither, accidentally surviving numerous attempts on his life and getting into all manner of wacky situations as he closes in on the truth. Along the way he crosses swords with various characters from earlier Pink Panther films, before it is finally revealed to the audience (though not to Clifton Sleigh) what actually became of the hapless Inspector Clouseau.

There are a few compensations amid the general air of indifference. A certain famous film star, billed as Turk Thrust II, makes a guest appearance as Clouseau near the end, and has a funny cameo role mimicking the mannerisms that Sellers had brought to the character. Henry Mancini's music is as catchy as ever, and there are infrequent sight gags which are fairly amusing (e.g. the scene where Wass sits on a giant rubber duck, only for the beak to poke out suggestively from between his legs). On the whole, alas, The Curse Of The Pink Panther is a very poor film. With a running time close to 2 hours, the film needs more than a couple of amusing gags and a good cameo appearance. Long before the end (heck, long before the middle!) it becomes a tedious affair, and as the plot unfolds one increasingly wishes that the final credits would hurry up and put an end to the misery. After this, Edwards gave up on the series until, in 1993, he belatedly added one final flick entitled The Son Of The Pink Panther.

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