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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

Inspector Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) 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)
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that "The Phantom" has returned and utilizes 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,833,347
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dame Julie Andrews filmed a cameo role as a maid removing the unconscious Inspector Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) from Lady Claudine Litton's (Catherine Schell's) room, but her part was edited out. 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

Clouseau: Does Lady Lytton have a swimming pewl?
Nice Police Chief: A swimming pewl?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC for a 'U' certificate to remove Sir Charles's audible use of the word 'shit' (though he can still be seen to mouth the word). Despite later releases being upgraded to a PG they all feature the original edited print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Why Him? (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ride of the Valkyries
(from "The Valkyries") (uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
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ALWAYS A FAVORITE!
13 September 2004 | by rainbow4142000See all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite peter sellers movies, It has been on AMC any number of times and each time I catch it on, i stop what i'm doing and watch it again.....it just never seems to grow old. Some of my fav. scenes are any one of the ones with CATO in them, when he and Insp. C. go around and around tearing up the kitchen,and making a terrible mess of everything. Also when he and the vacuum cleaner and the bird, oh my what a riot. And the lamp, and on and on. Especially when the Chief INspector keeps getting hurt, sorry, but its still funny.........as he goes on getting more mad by the moment.... Of course, there's Christopher Plummer in this movie too, I always was fond of him,esp. after seeing him in Sound Of Music some years before this movie. Thanks to AMC we are able to keep viewing some of these comedic classics for years to come.


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