The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

The Return of the Pink Panther




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After several years at loggerheads with one another, director Blake Edwards and star Peter Sellers reteamed for the slapstick fiesta The Return of the Pink Panther. It looks as though wizard cat-burglar Sir Charles Litton, played by David Niven in the original 1964 Pink Panther but here essayed by Christopher Plummer, is back in business. Dispatched to the Swiss resort town of Gstaad by his long-suffering superior Inspector Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom), Clouseau adopts a series of easily penetrable … More

Rating: G
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Waldman, Blake Edwards
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 20, 2001
United Artists


as Inspector Clouseau

as Sir Charles

as Claudine

as Dreyfus

as Sharki

as Wadafi

as Cato

as Fat Man

as Francois

as Chief of Police

as Beggar

as Concierge

as Bellboy

as Sari Lady

as Jealous Escort

as Museum Guide

as Restaurant Owner

as TV Newscaster

as Museum Tourist

as Psychiatrist
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Critic Reviews for The Return of the Pink Panther

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

As comedy committed to nothing more argumentative and less indispensable than grace, professionalism, and good fun, the film is certainly welcome.

Full Review… | March 14, 2015
Parallax View

Hilarious Clouseau better in sequel than original.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

...all the witty improvisational zing of a Celine Dion concert.

Full Review… | April 5, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Return of the Pink Panther

also really funny. B+

Richard C

Super Reviewer

A decade after playing Inspector Clouseau in Shot in the Dark Peter Sellers returns along with the Pink Panther in Blake Edwards 1975 film that saw a return to form (sort of) of the Pink Panther films.

The Pink Panther diamond has been stolen and the Phantom's trademark glove has been left at the scene of the crime. The government demands that Clouseau, who has been knocked down to a simple patrolman, come to solve the case. The thing is that the real Phantom Sir Charles Litton (Christopher Plummer taking over for David Niven) has been in retirement and did not commit the crime. So as Clouseau bumbles his way through the investigation Litton is also trying to figure out who the fake Phantom is.

The plot to Return of the Pink Panther is dull. Very dull. It's basically Plummer's boring search intercut with Peter Sellers being Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom going nuts again. It's probably a good thing that Sellers returned for this film because I can not imagine how boring it would be without his presence. He saves the film from total disaster, but it's still a dry and slow piece that probably could have shaved twenty minutes off. This movie is for Pink Panther completists and Sellers fans only.

Chris Garman

Super Reviewer


A pretty fun film in the series.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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