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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There are several deleted scenes shown during the original television airings (but not included in any video release) such as Inspector Jacques Clouseau getting a woman's dress caught in his fly in a restaurant, and his attempt at trying to get ski equipment through the hotel's revolving door. See more »
As Charles runs away from the fat man to avoid capture by his guards, he first runs up the stairs where you see a fake punch against one guard then he hides and hits the second guard.
Then you see Charles sprint along the balcony to run towards the rope so he can escape to the lower floor. When Charles starts running on the balcony he hides behind a pillar and a stuntman continues the run thereafter. If you watch closely the stuntman runs too early. As the stuntman slides down the rope you can clearly see the secondary safety rope behind him. 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 »
I very much enjoy this installment of the series. Not very fond of any of the others. The Return of the Pink Panther just has it all in my opinion. You get a crime story, funny/stupid humor, Clouseau who still has no idea of what's going on(this just makes the movie what it is).
The fight between Clouseau and Kato in the apartment is hilarious. One has to wonder how long Kato was waiting in the refrigerator. The fight is just very slapstick and clumsy that it makes me and my girlfriend laugh every time we see it.
Another great point of the film is the numerous cars that Clouseau goes through. Loosing a few into a pool.
The mental breakdown of Herbert Lom's character is also one of the film's fine points.
This is -- my opinion -- the funniest of the series. I have always enjoyed it, and most likely will always enjoy it.
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