To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
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Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »
Charles Dreyfus escapes from the mental asylum and tries to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. He doesn't succeed at first, so he takes on another strategy, namely to build a Doomsday machine and demand that someone else kills Jacques Clouseau, or Dreyfus will use the machine to wipe out whole cities and even whole countries... With about 22 assassins from all over the globe on his tail, Clouseau decides to find Dreyfus alone and put him back in the mental asylum.Written by
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The film doesn't mention the Pink Panther diamond. By the 1970s the name "Pink Panther" had become so synonymous with Inspector Clouseau and the animated panther featured in the opening credits that all future Clouseau films included "Pink Panther" in the title. See more »
In the first scene after the opening credits, Closeau gets off the elevator of the building where he lives. He is carrying groceries, and rice spills from a bags forming a big pile in the elevator. In subsequent shots, as Closeau opens the door to his flat and accidentally rips his pants, the pile of rice disappears. In the last shot, when he finally enters his apartment, the pile of rice is visible once more. See more »
[chatting with Scotland Yard about sniffing out Dreyfus, who now has Europe's most infamous hitmen working for him]
Of course it won't be easy; nothing worthwhile ever is. That is why I have always failed where others have succeeded.
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At the end of the closing credits, the Pink Panther appears lounging across the words "FIN" (meaning "end."). See more »
This fifth "Pink Panther" entry is a practically plotless collection of gags. Such comedies are always inevitably uneven, and this one is no exception. It contains at least one scene than never fails to bring tears of laughter to my eyes (the interrogation at the house of the kidnapped scientist, with Sellers at his best) and a wonderful animated title sequence, and it remains generally amusing throughout. But it does have its share of lulls, too, and some overly predictable sight gags that aren't likely to impress even the kids. Sometimes this is a very funny film, but it misses the mark now and then, as well.
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