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 slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. His psychoanalyst Dr. Fassbender can't help him either since he's busy courting one of his patients who in turn longs for Michael. A catastrophe appears on the horizon as all the characters check into the Chateau Chantelle hotel for the weekend not knowing of each other's presence.Written by
While in Paris, Peter O'Toole witnessed a prostitute being roughed up by two police officers. A few nights later, he was at a nightclub, and noticed another policeman - not connected to the incident, but a policeman all the same - and under the cover of a packed dance floor, took the opportunity to take revenge. "By the time I was finished with him, I don't think he was in any condition to whack any old whore around the head for a night or two". See more »
The second time Paula Prentiss attempts suicide the boom mic is visible at the upper left of screen as she is walking out of Peter O'Toole's bathroom. The mic quickly disappears up the screen. See more »
[Liz Bien, the stripper, has just made her second suicide attempt while in Michael's company. The same ER doctor has responded]
You wouldn't happen to be the young lady's fiancee, would you?
No, just a friend.
Pretty rough friendship you've got there.
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The opening and closing credits feature a host of Cupid cherubs in cat masks performing various gags. See more »
Some have "analyzed" this (movie) with the heavy, combat-boot tone of the cerebral and moral second-millennium spirit. They say it belongs to the past, the bad bad bad 60s, full of irresponsibility and partying, sexual license and depravity.
Well I say HA! --- HA! HA!
Forget all those (mostly young!) preachers and dive into a silly, inconsequential, wacky movie, full of unrealistic characters doing unrealistic things. It is colorful, full of joy and beautiful people, unpretentious and charming. And in the end, the guy gets the girl and they get married.
As a young boomer, watching this is like slipping into Hush Puppies. You may say what you want about or against the "guilty" innocence of that era, but it sure was comfortable! I miss those times. And a note for the moderns: we were not that innocent, we knew that some of this was dangerous ground... but what do you know, living is the thing that makes you die.
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