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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Insp. Jacques Clouseau
... Sir Charles Litton
... Lady Claudine Litton
... Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
... Colonel Sharki
... General Wadafi
... Chief of Lugash Police (as Gregoire Aslan)
... Mac
... Pepi
... Fat Man
André Maranne ... Sgt. François Chevalier
... Cato Fong
... Hotel Concierge
... Blind Beggar
... Bell Boy
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That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises 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>

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You may rest assured that there's trouble, because Inspector Clouseau is on the case. (That's the trouble.) See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso de la pantera rosa  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$41,833,347
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Trivia

The Middle-Eastern country of "Lugash", in which parts of the movie takes place and which was described as being allied with France for 200 years, is most likely meant to represent Algeria, which was once a French colony . . . though independent since 1962. This is not stated directly, though, but a clue is found in the facts that Lytton (Christopher Plummer) interacts with a Lugash customs officer who has a French accent. Later he is also interacts with a local bartender in French. The French language is still spoken by roughly 33% of the modern Algerian population. See more »

Goofs

When Clouseau poses as a telephone repairman and gets stuck under Sir Charles Litton's desk, most of the items on the desktop fall to the floor. But when the film cuts to the scene in which Clouseau turns the desk upside down, the items that were on the desktop are now on the floor and Sir Charles's desktop is clear. See more »

Quotes

[Clouseau is having the hotel bellboy spy on Lady Lytton]
Clouseau: How long have you been a bellboy?
Bellboy: Oh, too long, Monsieur.
Clouseau: Keep up the good work, and I shall see to it you become a bell *man*.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The 18th Annual Grammy Awards (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ride of the Valkyries
(from The Valkyries) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
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One of the funniest in the series
11 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Peter Sellers is in top form in the Pink Panther Returns as the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau. This time around Closeau has been assigned to track down the thief that has stolen the Pink Panther Diamond from the Lugash. All evidence points to the supposedly retired thief the Phantom (also seen in The original Pink Panther but played there by David Niven )aka Charles Lytton. It is in true slapstick style that we see Clouseau bumble through one laugh out loud situation to another in trying to solve the case. Standout scenes include Clouseau going to Charle's Lytton's home posing as a telephone repair man, a runaway vacuum cleaner a fantastic escape by Charles Lytton from some thugs. There are many great moments in this film, and I would highly suggest it not only for a lot of laughs but for the comedic story.


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