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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 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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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 »

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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso de la pantera rosa  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$41,833,347
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Unlike the other films in the original Pink Panther franchise, United Artists was not directly involved in the making of this film. Because the careers of Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers were declining, UA had no desire to finance another Panther film. Edwards took his script of The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) to British producer Lew Grade, who subsequently bought the rights. Grade financed the film himself, while giving UA worldwide distribution rights, ownership in the copyright, and a stake in the profits (as they owned the characters) in order to make the film. Distribution rights in later years reverted back to Grade's company, ITC; this is the reason why, until recently, the film had not been featured in compilation DVD box sets along with the other Panther films. UA (via MGM) has since reacquired domestic rights to this film and it has now been issued in a Blu-ray box set of all of Sellers' "Pink Panther" films, while international rights are now with Universal Pictures. See more »

Goofs

Chief inspector Dreyfus proved to have killed 4 persons in "A Shot in the Dark" but in "The return of Pink Panther" is still Chief Inspector. See more »

Quotes

Col. Sharky: Forgive me, Madam, but you see before you a very disillusioned man.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the straightjacket-bound Dreyfus is shown watching and commenting on the words, particularly when Peter Sellers' credit comes up as "Clouseau." Dreyfus also writes "The End" on the wall of his padded cell with his feet. See more »

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References Brats (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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FUNNY! ONE OF MY FAVORITES!
25 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Out of all of the Pink Panther movies this one is my all time favorite.

Clouseau is at it again, bungling at his best. His boss who is on the edge for terminating him, indefinitely! And I don't mean by saying "You're FIRED!" I mean he's going to kill him! He called everyone aroud him "idiots" especially his assistant after he accidentally shoots off his nose. The fight scene between Kato and Clouseau was nothing more than mockery of the matial arts. Other than that I enjoyed every part of the movie.

10. Case CLOSED!


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