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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

Inspector Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Frank Waldman (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay)
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Christopher Plummer ... Sir Charles Litton
Catherine Schell ... Lady Claudine Litton
Herbert Lom ... Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Peter Arne ... Colonel Sharki
Peter Jeffrey ... General Wadafi
Grégoire Aslan ... Chief of Lugash Police (as Gregoire Aslan)
David Lodge ... Mac
Graham Stark ... Pepi
Eric Pohlmann ... Fat Man
André Maranne André Maranne ... Sgt. François Chevalier
Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong
Victor Spinetti ... Hotel Concierge
John Bluthal ... Blind Beggar
Mike Grady ... Bell Boy
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Storyline

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 Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

HE'S BACK...no risk is too daring...No caper is too exotic...No crime is too dangerous See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El regreso de la pantera rosa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$41,833,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,833,347
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The "jumping light bulb" changes places just before Clouseau discovers it. See more »

Quotes

Clouseau: [annoyed] Are you blind?
Blind beggar: Yes!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ride of the Valkyries
(from "The Valkyries") (uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
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Not the best "Panther", but still fun.
22 October 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

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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