The Pink Panther (1963)

The Pink Panther (1963)

The Pink Panther




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This is the first in a series of seven crime comedies that made Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) and the cartoon character world famous. Clouseau is the bumbling detective who for 15 years has been trying to catch an elusive international jewel thief. The silly sleuth is so wrapped up in finding the thief that he doesn't realize his wife Simone (Capucine) is having an affair with Sir Charles (David Niven). Sir Charles and his nephew George (Robert Wagner) check into a Swiss ski chalet … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Blake Edwards, Maurice Richlin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 15, 2001
United Artists


as Insp. Clouseau

as Sir Charles Lytton

as Simone Clouseau

as Princess Dahla

as George Lytton

as Angela Dunning

as Greek `Cousin'

as Defense Attorney

as The Novelist

as Greek Shipowner

as Hollywood Starlet

as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for The Pink Panther

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (5)

The first film of the popular series, in which David Niven (not Peter Sellers) is the nominal lead, introduced Mancini's pouncing score

Full Review… | August 13, 2011

Funny and entertaining after all these years.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

The whole ensemble is played like a Stradivarius

Full Review… | March 15, 2010

It is fun to look back and see how Peter Sellers completely stole the film from its bankable star, David Niven.

Full Review… | April 18, 2009
7M Pictures

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]

Full Review… | March 6, 2009
Groucho Reviews

Sellers is at the top of his game.

Full Review… | May 4, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

Audience Reviews for The Pink Panther

Altho this film made Sellers a star, he is merely one character in Edwards' ensemble piece homage (one of many he made) to older films. Witness the rethought Marx Brothers mirror dance. And Capucine is easily as funny as Sellers and really is Ginger Rogers to his Astaire comically speaking. Its a tad dated now, yes, but still a smile worthy piece with the charm of its stars performing Edwards' choreography of sight gags.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I'm not a big fan of Sellers, and his inspector Clouseau character is really annoying and I didn't find him very funny, not that Martin's Clouseau is any better in the remake, he's worse actually. Still, the story and the rest of the cast is pretty good, so I'd say this movie is okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

hilarious. B+

Richard C

Super Reviewer

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