To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
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".
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That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that "The Phantom" has returned and utilizes all of his resources, himself and his oriental manservant, to reveal the true identity of "The Phantom".Written by
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According to production notes on the DVD, Peter Sellers wasn't approached to reprise the role of Inspector Jacque Clouseau until after the proposed television series had evolved into a feature film. It is not known if this means that Sellers would not have participated in a television series. See more »
The "jumping light bulb" changes places just before Clouseau discovers it. See more »
During the animated opening credits, the credit for the Hal David song "The Greatest Gift" is the first credit seen after the title, occurring between the star and supporting cast credits. In the 1970s, songwriting credits usually appeared about midway though the opening credits and usually were paired with the film's composer credit; it was unusual for a song credit to be singled out in such a way. See more »
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC for a 'U' certificate to remove Sir Charles's audible use of the word 'shit' (though he can still be seen to mouth the word). Despite later releases being upgraded to a PG they all feature the original edited print. See more »
This picture has some very funny gags, but it is hampered by Blake Edwards' miscalculations: the opening robbery sequence goes on too long, and there's too much irrelevant footage with supporting players that only interrupt the comedy. This reminds me of those Marx Brothers films where you have to sit through many long, pointless scenes with secondary characters to get to the funny stuff. Still, the movie DOES have Peter Sellers at his best - and Herbert Lom is every bit his equal. (**1/2)
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