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The Return of the Pink Panther

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)


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Release Date: May 21, 1975 Wide



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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


Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy

Frank Waldman, Blake Edwards

Mar 20, 2001

United Artists

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (2) | DVD (13)

Hilarious Clouseau better in sequel than original.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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

April 5, 2006 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

It's a good thing they needed the cash...

April 16, 2005

A slap-stick devotee's dream come true

January 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Um dos mais fracos da série, tem roteiro terrível, é lento e as piadas não funcionam.

July 25, 2003 | Comment (1)
Cinema em Cena

Sellers' return (to the series) was a triumph, so much so that the actor would complete two more "Panther" films before his untimely death.

May 9, 2003
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Return of the Pink Panther

also really funny. B+
June 26, 2010

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.
February 8, 2009

Super Reviewer

A pretty fun film in the series.
July 16, 2007

Super Reviewer

Probably good fun for kids, but the humour is crude and juvenile compared to the earlier films (which weren't THAT great anyway)
February 27, 2007
xGary Xx

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Foreign Titles

  • Der rosarote Panther kehrt zurück (DE)
  • Return of the Pink Panther (UK)
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