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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.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Frank Waldman (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay)

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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 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to production notes on the DVD, Peter Sellers wasn't approached to reprise the role of Clouseau until after the proposed TV series had evolved into a feature film. It is not known if this means that Sellers would not have participated in a TV series. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dreyfus: [after Clouseau has demolished two trucks and a swimming pool in Nice] Now he's off to Gstaad. Today, a paradise in the Swiss Alps - tomorrow, a wasteland.
[rolls his eyes and lets out a deep breath]
Dreyfus: Compared to Clouseau, Attila the Hun was a Red Cross volunteer!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the Pink Panther's actions and costumes provide references to Carmen Miranda, Esther Williams, Charles Chaplin, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Groucho Marx, George Raft and Boris Karloff (as Frankenstein's monster). See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Pink Panther Theme
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Henry Mancini
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One of the funniest in the series
11 April 2005 | by brian_warren_wagnerSee 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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