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The Return of the Pink Panther1975

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)




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In this sequel, it looks as though wizard cat-burglar Sir Charles Litton is back in business. Dispatched to the Swiss resort town of Gstaad by his long-suffering superior Inspector Dreyfuss, doggedly determined Inspector Clouseau adopts a series of easily-penetrable disguises to get the goods on Sir Charles and his wife.

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Peter Sellers
as Inspector Clouseau
Herbert Lom
as Dreyfus
Peter Arne
as Sharki
Andre Maranne
as Francois
Grégoire Aslan
as Chief of Police
Victor Spinetti
as Concierge
Mike Grady
as Bellboy
Carol Cleveland
as Sari Lady
Jeremy Hawk
as Jealous Escort
Peter Jones
as Psychiatrist
Nadim Sawalha
as Museum Guide
Milton Reid
as Restaurant Owner
Andre Charisse
as TV Newscaster
Michael Nightingale
as Museum Tourist
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Critic Reviews for The Return of the Pink Panther

All Critics (19)

As always, Kwouk and especially Lom are given moments to shine.

November 7, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What's left is a comedy composed of a series of slapstick gags, gimmicks, and snatches of plot from the first two Clouseau films.

December 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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

March 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Hilarious Clouseau better in sequel than original.

December 15, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

April 5, 2006 | Full Review…

A slap-stick devotee's dream come true

January 18, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Return of the Pink Panther

also really funny. B+

Richard C
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
Chris Garman

Super Reviewer


A pretty fun film in the series.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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