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The Pink Panther ()


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The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
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Sir Charles Lytton
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Insp. Jacques Clouseau
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George Lytton
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Simone Clouseau
Brenda de Banzie ...
Angela Dunning
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Tucker
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Defence Barrister (as John LeMesurier)
James Lanphier ...
Saloud
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Artoff
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Felix Townes
Riccardo Billi ...
Aristotle Sarajos
Meri Welles ...
Monica Fawn (as Meri Wells)
Martin Miller ...
Pierre Luigi - Photographer
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Greek 'cousin'
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The Princess
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John Bartha ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Mario Fabrizi ...
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Philip H. Lathrop ...
Inspector Chasing Simone (uncredited)
Eugene Walter ...
Hotel Manager (uncredited) (voice)
Wael Zuaiter ...
Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Blake Edwards

Written by

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Maurice Richlin ... (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Dick Crockett ... associate producer
Martin Jurow ... producer
Walter Mirisch ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

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Philip H. Lathrop ... director of photography (as Philip Lathrop)

Film Editing by

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Ralph E. Winters

Editorial Department

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Marshall M. Borden ... assistant film editor
Tim Zinnemann ... assistant film editor (as David B. Zinnemann)
Lee Gunther ... film editor: animation (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Fernando Carrere

Set Decoration by

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Reg Allen ... (as Reginald Allen)
Arrigo Breschi
Jack Stevens

Makeup Department

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Amalia Paoletti ... hair stylist
Euclide Santoli ... makeup artist
Michele Trimarchi ... makeup artist (as Michele Tremarchi)
Giancarlo De Leonardis ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Guy Luongo ... production supervisor
Jack McEdward ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ottavio Oppo ... assistant director
Owen Crump ... director: location second unit (uncredited) / second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Mickey Lennon ... chargehand dressing prop (uncredited)
Italo Tomassi ... head scenic painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gilbert D. Marchant ... sound effects editor
Sash Fisher ... sound (uncredited)
William Hamilton ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lee Zavitz ... special effects

Stunts

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Dick Crockett ... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cliff King ... camera operator
John Burton Jr. ... camera operator: animation (uncredited)
Bill Geddes ... camera grip (uncredited)
Richard H. Kline ... camera operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Warren Batchelder ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Dale Case ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Corny Cole ... lead graphic designer: main titles (uncredited)
George DeLado ... background artist: main titles (uncredited)
David H. DePatie ... animation producer (uncredited)
Friz Freleng ... animation producer (uncredited)
Manny Gould ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
George Grandpré ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Laverne Harding ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Ken Harris ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Harry Love ... production coordinator: animation (uncredited)
Bob Matz ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Norm McCabe ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Tom O'Loughlin ... background artist: main titles (uncredited)
Manuel Perez ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Hawley Pratt ... director: animation sequence (uncredited)
Dick Ung ... layout artist: main titles (uncredited)
Don Williams ... animator: main titles (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca ... wardrobe supervisor (as Annalisa Rocca)
Yves Saint-Laurent ... wardrobe: Claudia Cardinale and Capucine (as Yves St. Laurent)
William Ware Theiss ... wardrobe consultant (as William Theiss)

Music Department

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Richard Carruth ... music editor
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Carl Fortina ... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Henry Mancini ... conductor (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Eddie Frewin ... transportation chief (uncredited)

Other crew

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Betty A. Griffin ... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott)
James Lanphier ... dialogue coach
Ralph M. Leo ... production accountant (uncredited)
Hermes Pan ... choreographer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for Switzerland, where the famous Lugashi jewel 'The Pink Panther' is going to be. However, he does not know who The Phantom really is, or for that matter who anyone else really is... Written by Graeme Roy

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Taglines You only live once... so see the Pink Panther twice!!! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La panthère rose (France)
  • Der rosarote Panther (Germany)
  • La pantera rosa (Spain)
  • La pantera Rosa (Spain)
  • La Panthère Rose (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Somewhat overweight for much of his life up to this point and possessing a hang-dog face, Peter Sellers was obsessed with becoming a handsome leading man. Although he easily outperformed Robert Wagner in this picture, he envied the American actor's good looks. To get himself in better shape, he subjected himself to a gruelling weight-loss regimen that included the excessive use of diet pills, possibly a contributing factor to the heart attack he suffered before the film's release. Some biographers also claim he had his teeth straightened and capped. See more »
Goofs Disappearing cigarette when the Princess collapses drunk on the rug. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Trail of the Pink Panther (1982). See more »
Soundtracks It Had Better Be Tonight See more »
Crazy Credits Although the film's title actually refers to a jewel, the credits are presented in a cartoon sequence featuring a pink panther who interacts with the lettering in various ways -- spinning letters around, unscrambling words, inserting extra credits for himself, and so on. The cartoon panther has subsequently appeared in the same manner in several sequels to this film and eventually his own TV series The Pink Panther Show (1969). See more »
Quotes [At a costume ball, a police sergeant costumed as a zebra drinks from the punch bowl]
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Any more behaviour like this and I'll have your stripes!
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