The Return of the Pink Panther

1975, Comedy, 1h 55m

19 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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After he lets a robbery transpire right under his nose, the ever-bumbling Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is suspended by Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom). But, when the famed Pink Panther diamond is stolen from the National Museum in Lugash, the Shah requests Clouseau's assistance, and he's reinstated. Clouseau quickly concludes that the thief must be the infamous Phantom, against whom he has a grudge, but the inspector's instincts are, as usual, wrong.

Cast & Crew

Peter Sellers
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Christopher Plummer
Sir Charles Litton
Herbert Lom
Chief Inspector Dreyfus
Peter Arne
Colonel Sharky
Gregoire Aslan
Police Chief Lundallah
André Maranne
Sgt. François Chevalier
Victor Spinetti
Hotel Concierge
Frank Waldman
Screenwriter
Blake Edwards
Screenwriter
Tony Adams
Associate Producer
Henry Mancini
Original Music
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematography
Tom Priestley
Film Editing
Peter Mullins
Production Design
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  • Jun 24, 2021
    This movie represents what most people remember about this series (i.e. plot that exists purely as a vehicle for cartoonish gags and physical comedy). I still prefer the first two films but what keeps this one mostly enjoyable is Sellers and some great sequences.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2012
    One of the better sequels in the series, it is basically sellers running amok in various destinations. The only real problem is the film lags as soon as sellers is missing from the screen. The film is more of a sequel to the first film and while sellers wasn't the main character in that film he definitely stole the show. The film is well directed by Edwards who once again writes and directs. It surprising how interesting the support characters are. The film really comes alive with hilarious slapstick humour and this is really where Edwards really shines. Great film and worthy addition to the series
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2012
    Quick review as I already wrote it and it somehow didn't save.  Anyway, this movie is very good but only slightly inferior to A Shot in the Dark.  It's, essentially, the same film in a lot of ways.  A lot of the themes and jokes that were touched on A Shot... are touched on here and you know what?  The film is still entertaining.  The problem is that there's not much that you can do with this series, or this character, without changing the formula for its success entirely.  The fact is that this character is at its best when he's an absolute buffoon that causes destruction everywhere he goes.  That's his charm.  So while I can understand people who say that this is simply more of the same, there was nothing broken with this formula, for this character at least, so there was really nothing to fix.  As always, Peter Sellers is tremendous and makes the film what it is, as he did in A Shot in the Dark.  The movie simply wouldn't be as good without him, I wholeheartedly believe that.  But overall this is still a very good, and very funny, movie even if it is similar to previous entries.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2010
    also really funny. B+
    Richard C Super Reviewer

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