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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) Poster

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David Niven was partially dubbed by Rich Little. Niven was frail during filming and often could not speak.
Roger Moore's scenes were filmed all in one day outside London at the same time Octopussy (1983) was filmed. Both Octopussy (1983) and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) have titles that can refer to cats.
Marks the second time Capucine played Charles Litton's lover. The first was in The Pink Panther (1963).
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The film was intended to spin off the character of Clifton Sleigh as the next Inspector Clouseau in a series of new Pink Panther movies, but it never took off. Ten years later the series was re-booted with Clouseau's son instead picking up the mantle in Son of the Pink Panther (1993), but this didn't take off either.
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Capucine, David Niven and Robert Wagner repeat their roles from the original "Pink Panther" film, The Pink Panther (1963).
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Though uncredited, Peter Sellers can still be heard in various scenes through archival sound.
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The odd name featured during the closing credits, "Turk Thrust II", is a pseudonym for Roger Moore. The name was a nod to Moore's friend Bryan Forbes, who often used the name "Turk Thrust" when playing cameos in his own movies. Forbes was actually billed as "Turk Thrust" in the "Pink Panther" picture A Shot in the Dark (1964), in which he played an attendant at a nudist camp.
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Actors considered for the role of Clifton Sleigh included John Ritter, John Cleese, Dudley Moore and Rowan Atkinson. In the end, the part went to Ted Wass.
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Star Billing: David Niven was top billed first even though the amount of screen time was far less than other actors such as Ted Wass and Herbert Lom, Robert Wagner was billed second, Herbert Lom billed third, Joanna Lumley was fourth, Capucine fifth, Robert Loggia sixth, Harvey Korman seventh and Burt Kwouk eighth.
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This film began production immediately after principal photography on Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) wrapped.
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The film marked the final appearance of the "Pink Panther" diamond jewel in a "Pink Panther" picture until The Pink Panther (2006) remake.
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The eighth "Pink Panther" picture in the popular film franchise.
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Turk Thrust II (Roger Moore) received a 'Special Guest Star' credit.
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The story element of Inspector Clouseau turning to crime, with his new wife arch-criminal aka "The Frog", was taken from the second draft of the unfilmed screenplay of "Romance of the Pink Panther". Before Peter Sellers' untimely death, two drafts had been written for "Romance of the Pink Panther". When Sellers passed away, the project was canceled.
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Final film of David Niven.
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Dudley Moore and Rowan Atkinson were both considered for the role of Det. Clifton Sleigh. However, Moore declined the role not wishing to commit to a series following the success of Arthur (1981) and Atkinson was rejected by the studios as he was unknown outside the United Kingdom at the time. John Ritter and John Cleese were also considered for the role.
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The film continues where Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) leaves off.
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One of nine films that Graham Stark made with director Blake Edwards. Seven of them were "Pink Panther" pictures.
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The rank of Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass) is given as sergeant in the movie's story-line, but the closing credits refer to him as an officer.
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Roger Moore briefly plays Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau and as such was the first major actor to play Clouseau on screen in a major direct performance after Peter Sellers. Moreover, in addition to portraying Evelyn Tremble in Casino Royale (1967), Sellers also played James Bond 007 in that movie, meaning that both Moore and Sellers have the distinction of playing two famous spy/detective characters, James Bond and Inspector Clouseau.
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This was David Niven (I)' and Roger Moore's fourth collaboration, the others being The King's Thief (1955), Escape to Athena (1979) and The Sea Wolves (1980).
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This is the only "Pink Panther" movie not to have a soundtrack album.
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The title had actually been the original working title for the earlier Pink Panther movie Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).
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This Pink Panther picture was not actually the first not feature feature Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. Alan Arkin had played the French detective in Inspector Clouseau (1968).
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The name of Interpol's Huxley 600 computer was "Aldous".
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Final "Pink Panther" picture for around a decade, until 1993's Son of the Pink Panther (1993).
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Dudley Moore was the original choice for the role of Clifton Sleigh. This film includes a scene clearly based on Moore's role in Arthur (1981) when Harvey Hamilcard III, a drunken short man wearing a tuxedo, top hat, and riding in a limo, propositions Sleigh, who is disguised as a prostitute. Moore and director Blake Edwards worked on two films together, 10 (1979) and Micki + Maude (1984).
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Final theatrical feature film of actor Harold Kasket who portrayed President Sandover Haleesh.
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Final film of actor Peter Arne who played General Bufoni and passed away just a few weeks after the film's American release stateside.
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According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', the picture "lensed simultaneously with Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)".
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Reportedly, director Blake Edwards first wrote the screenplay for this picture in 1981 which was the year his S.O.B. (1981) debuted in cinema theaters.
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Cast members filmed their scenes at the same time as shooting Trail of the Pink Panther (1982).
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Sixth and penultimate time that actor Herbert Lom portrayed Chief Inspector Dreyfus. His seventh and last outing in the role would be in Son of the Pink Panther (1993).
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Second of only two "Pink Panther" movies made during the 1980s decade. The other was Trail of the Pink Panther (1982).
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The film was failed attempt to re-boot the "Pink Panther" movie franchise. Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was another attempted reboot which also failed.
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The first "Pink Panther" titled movie with "Pink Panther" wording in its name not to star Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. Alan Arkin had played the title character of the French detective in Inspector Clouseau (1968) but that movie was not titled with a "Pink Panther" phrase.
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Final "Pink Panther" movie of the 1980s decade and the last "Pink Panther" movie for around a decade until Son of the Pink Panther (1993).
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One of two pictures that were first released in 1983 that were directed by Blake Edwards. The other movie was The Man Who Loved Women (1983). Both films bombed at the box-office.
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Ted Wass receives an "introducing" credit.
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Debut theatrical feature film of Soap (1977) star Ted Wass.
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Roger Moore: As Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, billed as Turk Thrust II.
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