Trail of the Pink Panther ()

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A journalist attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Inspector Clouseau.


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Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (archiveFootage)
Sir Charles Litton
Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Clouseau's Father
Marie Jouvet
Lady Simone Litton
Bruno Langois
Prof. Auguste Balls (archiveFootage)
Cato Fong
Hercule Lajoy
Col. Bufoni
André Maranne ...
Sergeant Francois Duval
Dr. Longet
Superintendant Quinlan (archiveFootage)
Deputy Commissioner Lasorde
Harold Kasket ...
President Sandover Haleesh
Martha Balls (archiveFootage)
Danny Schiller ...
Cunny (archiveFootage)
Denise, Bruno's moll
Taxi Driver
Kathleen St. John ...
Harold Berens ...
Hotel Clerk
Daniel Peacock ...
Clouseau, age 18
Lucca Mezzofanti ...
Clouseau, age 8
Madlena Nedeva ...
Mme. Dreyfuss
Arthur Howard ...
Arthur, Bruno's butler
Weston Gavin ...
1st Mafia Boss
2nd Mafia Boss
3rd Mafia Boss
4th Mafia Boss
5th Mafia Boss
Christopher Reich ...
Gino Rossi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ...
Various roles (voice)
Charwoman (uncredited)
Section Director Alec Drummond (uncredited)
Princess Dala (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Claire Davenport ...
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
Dan Farrell ...
Jacques Clouseau (in WWII footage) (uncredited)
Sir Charles Litton (uncredited) (voice)
Hugh McClaren (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
George Lytton (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

Blake Edwards

Written by

Blake Edwards ... (story)
Frank Waldman ... (screenplay) &
Tom Waldman ... (screenplay) &
Blake Edwards ... (screenplay) &
Geoffrey Edwards ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Tony Adams ... producer
Blake Edwards ... producer
Jonathan D. Krane ... executive producer
Gerald T. Nutting ... associate producer

Music by

Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

Dick Bush ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Alan Jones

Editorial Department

David Beesley ... assistant editor
Neil Farrell ... assistant editor
Nigel Galt ... assistant editor

Casting By

Mary Selway

Production Design by

Peter Mullins

Art Direction by

Tim Hutchinson ... supervising art director
John Siddall
Alan Tomkins

Set Decoration by

Jack Stephens

Costume Design by

Patricia Edwards

Makeup Department

Paul Engelen ... makeup artist
Harry Frampton ... makeup artist
Peter Frampton ... makeup artist
John Isaacs ... hair design consultant
Joyce James ... key hair stylist
Bobbie Smith ... key hair stylist
Daphne Vollmer ... hair stylist: second unit

Production Management

Denis Johnson Jr. ... production supervisor
Denis Johnson ... production manager: second unit (as Denis Johnson Sr.)
Bernard Mazauric ... production manager: French unit
Peter Corbett ... production runner (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Mishka Cheyko ... first assistant director: France (as Michel Cheyko)
Ray Corbett ... first assistant director
Peter Kohn ... second assistant director
Terry Marcel ... second unit director
Michael Murray ... first assistant director: second unit
Kieron Phipps ... second assistant director
Callum McDougall ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Ron Baker ... production buyer
Tony Graysmark ... construction manager
Bernie Hearn ... stand-by props
Dave Jordan ... property master
Damien Lanfranchi ... art department coordinator: France
Vic Simpson ... construction manager
Joe Swift ... propman: second unit
Tony Wheeler ... chargehand propman: second unit
Andrew Ackland-Snow ... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

Ken Barker ... chief dubbing mixer
Roy Charman ... sound mixer
Danny Daniel ... sound mixer: second unit
Gordon Daniel ... sound editor (as Gordon Daniels)
John Hayward ... dubbing mixer
Richard Langford ... dubbing mixer
Teddy Mason ... sound editor (as Ted Mason)
George Rice ... sound engineer
Bob Risk ... assistant sound editor
Jim Roddan ... sound editor
John Salter ... boom operator
Graham V. Hartstone ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

John Evans ... special effects supervisor: second unit
George Gibbs ... special effects supervisor
Michael White ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Martin Body ... matte camera (uncredited)
Peter Melrose ... matte painting (uncredited)


Roy Alon ... stunts
Joe Dunne ... stunt coordinator
Eddie Stacey ... stunt co-ordinator: second unit (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

David Appleby ... still photographer
Derek V. Browne ... camera operator: second unit (as Derek Browne)
Mike Bulley ... clapper loader: second unit
Frank Connor ... still photographer: second unit
Tony Cridlin ... camera grip
John Harris ... camera operator
Mike Heaviside ... vtr operator
Steve Keith-Roach ... clapper loader (as Stephen Keith-Roach)
Roger McDonald ... focus puller: second unit
Bill Osbourne ... camera grip: second unit
George Pearman ... electrical supervisor: second unit
Mike Roberts ... camera operator: second unit (as Michael Roberts)
Robert Webster ... electrical supervisor
David Wynn-Jones ... focus puller
Robin Browne ... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Peter Corbett ... assistant videosplit operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

David H. DePatie ... animated characters
Friz Freleng ... animated characters
Art Leonardi ... animator: title sequence (as Arthur Leonardi)
Warren Batchelder ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Alison Julian ... background artist: main titles (uncredited)
Bob Kirk ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Virgil Ross ... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Martin Strudler ... layout artist: main titles (uncredited)

Casting Department

Lucy Boulting ... assistant casting director
Caroline Mazauric ... casting director: France

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Jackie Cummins ... wardrobe mistress
Martin Dias ... wardrobe master: second unit
Tiny Nicholls ... costume supervisor

Location Management

Bryan Coates ... location manager: second unit

Music Department

Robert Hathaway ... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Henry Mancini ... conductor
Alan Alch ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Billy G. Arter ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

Trish Caroselli ... assistant to producers
Marilyn Clarke ... continuity assistant
Jennifer Collen-Smith ... publicity assistant
Geoff Freeman ... unit publicist
Lindsey Jones ... publicity director
Lesley Keane ... assistant: Mr. Adams
Elaine Schreyeck ... continuity
Doreen Soan ... continuity: second unit
Bernard Spence ... production accountant
Francine Taylor ... assistant: Mr. Edwards
Joyce Turner ... production assistant
Peter Corbett ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mary Fielder ... film extra (uncredited)
Nick Heckstall-Smith ... production staff (uncredited)


Peter Sellers ... dedicatee (as Peter)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau. Each interviewee Dreyfus, Sir Charles and Lady Lytton (an ex-wife of Clouseau), George Lytton, Hercule Lajoy (assistant in "A Shot In The Dark"), and Cato tell of their run-ins with Clouseau. She is also kidnapped by mobster Bruno Langlois who doesn't want Clouseau found but she continues and finds Clouseau Sr., Clouseau's father. Is Clouseau alive or is he dead? Each interview has not-yet-seen or famous clips from the previous movies (since Peter Sellers had sadly passed away) as Marie continues to get a honest view or impression of the great French detective. Written by Lee Horton

Plot Keywords
Taglines There is only one Inspector Clouseau. His adventure continues... See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • À la recherche de la panthère rose (France)
  • Tras la pista de la Pantera Rosa (Spain)
  • Sobre la pista de la pantera rosa (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La pista de la pantera rosa (Uruguay)
  • À la recherche de la panthère rose (Canada, French title)
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  • 96 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia The actor who plays Chief Inspector Clouseau in scenes shot after Sellers' death was John Taylor, who doubled Sellers in The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980). See more »
Goofs In this movie, Sir Charles is married to Simone the character from the first Pink Panther movie; yet in The Return of the Pink Panther (the third movie) Sir Charles was married to Claudine. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Pink Panther (1963). See more »
Soundtracks I'll Never Smile Again See more »
Quotes Hotel Clerk: [Clouseau rings the bell for service] Yes?
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Do you have for me the 'massage'?
Hotel Clerk: Oh. You want a massage, ey?
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: If you have one for me, yes.
Hotel Clerk: Here. Why don't you try Tokyo Lil at the end of the block. Ask for Passionflower Shirley, the Yokohama Butterfly.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: And why should I do that?
Hotel Clerk: Well, you want a massage, don't you?
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Yes, but I want it from you.
Hotel Clerk: Sir, I don't give massages.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: But you gave me one early this morning.
Hotel Clerk: Sir, you're mistaken.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Look! Don't you try the tricks anglais with me, Monsieur. I receieved a 'massage' this morning from Inspector Quinlan of the Yard of Scotland.
Hotel Clerk: The massage!
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: And it was you that gave it to me.
Hotel Clerk: Message.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: What?
Hotel Clerk: You mean message.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Look, I know what I mean, you lunatic. Now do you, or do you not have for me, the 'massage'?
Hotel Clerk: No, Sir. For you, there is no massage.
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