The Pink Panther (1963)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 29
Fresh: 26 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: Mar 20, 1963 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 56,717
In the first in a series of detective comedies from director Blake Edwards starring Peter Sellers as bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the mishap-prone snoop is actually a supporting player. David Niven stars as Sir Charles Litton, a suave jewel thief known as "The Phantom." Vacationing in a deluxe Alpine resort, Litton's real purpose is to purloin the Pink Panther, a gem of enormous worth owned by a princess (Claudia Cardinale). On his trail for years, Inspector Clouseau keeps losing
Mar 20, 1963 Wide
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Sir Charles Lytton
Inspector Jacques Clous...
Brenda De Banzie
John Le Mesurier
The first film of the popular series, in which David Niven (not Peter Sellers) is the nominal lead, introduced Mancini's pouncing score
It is fun to look back and see how Peter Sellers completely stole the film from its bankable star, David Niven.
All the ingredients for a great evening at the movies: lively music, eye-catching scenery, larger-than-life comic set pieces, suave men and beautiful women, and odd-man-out Clouseau, played to perfection by the one and only Peter Sellers. [Blu-ray]
A good beginning
Hilarious no matter how many times you watch it. Slapstick for the sixties.
Sellers' first Clouseau trip is fun, sets pace for rest of series
Clouseau (Sellers) is...a character that must go down as one of the great comic creations in motion picture history.
Sure, it gave Sellers his classic role, but on its own, it's not that great
Audience Reviews for The Pink Panther
- Inspector Jacques Clouseau: [having stepped on and broken the violin] Oh well, if you've seen one Stradivarius, you've seen them all.
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