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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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Release Date:
12 August 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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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)
Warren Batchelder .... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Alison Julian .... background artist: main titles (uncredited)
Hans Perk .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Børge Ring .... animator (uncredited)
Virgil Ross .... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Ira Turek .... layout artist: main titles (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
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

The film represents an early screen role for British actor Bill Nighy who appears in the movie as an ENT Doctor. The part was Nighy's second credited appearance in a cinema film after Eye of the Needle (1981), but was his third if one counts the 1980 tele-movie Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) (TV) which was theatrically released in some territories.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 »
Valencia Police Chief:Is that Slay as in to kill?
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh:No. That's Sleigh as in one horse open.
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Movie Connections:
References Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)See more »
Moon RiverSee more »


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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Clifton Sleigh Is No Clouseau, 28 August 2004
Author: EmperorNortonII from San Francisco, California

After Peter Sellers passed away, the producers of the "Pink Panther" franchise tried to carry on without their star. As evidenced in "Inspector Clouseau," having another actor play the bumbling French detective was not the answer. They tried to fill the void left by Sellers with old footage, in "Trail of the Pink Panther." Then they tried to introduce a new character, a counterpart to Clouseau. Thus was created "Curse of the Pink Panther." Ted Wass plays the newcomer, an amazingly inept New York cop named Clifton Sleigh, who is chosen to investigate Clouseau's disappearance. His act is loaded with slapstick, in attempt to copy Clouseau's style. However, it's not the same. Also appearing in "Curse" is a load of actors from all the previous "Pink Panther" movies, including Herbert Lom as Chief Inspector Dreyfus, Burt Kwouk as Kato, and David Niven as Sir Charles Lytton. Watch it if you must, but you'll be reminded of how Peter Sellers will be missed.

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