The Return of the Pink Panther

The Return of the Pink Panther

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Overview

The Return of the Pink Panther

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 (and hilarious) disguises to get the goods on Sir Charles and his wife Claudine (Catherine Schell). If you remember A Shot in the Dark, you'll recall that Clouseau's ineptitude turned Inspector Dreyfuss into a twitching homicidal maniac. The same thing happens here, paving the way for the sequel, The Pink Panther Strikes Again. And, as with all the "Panther" movies, we are treated to the insinuating theme music by Henry Mancini, and the animated opening and closing titles. Return of the Pink Panther earned $17 million on its initial release.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2006
UPC: 0025192155628
Original Release: 1975
Rating: G
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 7,992

Special Features

Closed Caption; [none specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Christopher Plummer Sir Charles Litton
Catherine Schell Claudine Litton
Herbert Lom Chief Inspector Dreyfus
Peter Arne Col. Sharki
Gregoire Aslan Police Chief
Peter Jeffrey Gen. Wadafi
Eric Pohlmann The Fat Man
Burt Kwouk Cato
Victor Spinetti Concierge
David Lodge Mac
Graham Stark Pepi
Andre Maranne Francois
John Bluthal Beggar
Mike Grady Bellboy
Peter Jones Psychiatrist
Nadim Sawalha Museum Guide
Andre Charisse TV Newscaster
Michael Nightingale Museum Tourist
Milton Reid Restaurant Owner
Hugo de Vernier Doctor
Claire Davenport Masseuse
Carol Cleveland Sari Lady
Lesley-Anne Down Actor
Jeremy Hawk Jealous Escort
Omar Sharif Actor

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tony Adams Associate Producer
Harry Frampton Makeup
John Gant Special Effects
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Peter Mullins Production Designer
Tom Priestley Editor
Richard Williams Studio Animator
Bridget Sellers Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Sutton Sound/Sound Designer
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Frank Waldman Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Return of the Pink Panther
1. "The Pink Panther" [2:32]
2. Opening Credits [3:57]
3. The Heist [6:44]
4. Escape [2:34]
5. "Calling Outside Help" [:55]
6. Inspector Clouseau [2:26]
7. Assigned to the Case [3:38]
8. Cato's Welcome [4:15]
9. Instinct [3:58]
10. "The Element of Surprise" [4:11]
11. The Phantom [4:52]
12. Pool Service [3:03]
13. Phone Service [4:05]
14. Making Adjustments [4:34]
15. Arriving at the Palace Hotel [4:21]
16. "Do You Have a Room?" [:00]
17. Working for the Fat Man [1:10]
18. "Who Needs Enemies?" [1:57]
19. Colonel Sharky's Ploy [3:53]
20. Dreyfus Seeks Therapy [2:11]
21. Double Crossing [2:23]
22. Room Service [2:35]
23. Inspecting for Clues [5:13]
24. Steam Bath [2:45]
25. Precisely and Absolutely [5:03]
26. Monsieur Gabuar [4:00]
27. Date With Lady Litton [2:24]
28. Bubble Bath [5:06]
29. Clever Thief [5:16]
30. The Arrest [3:23]
31. The Madman Dreyfus [3:14]
32. Case Closed [1:18]
33. Strange Fortune [:53]
34. Closing Credits [2:04]

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The Return of the Pink Panther 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the pacing and timing, this episode in the series stands out above the rest. The cast reached their pinnacle of treatment of Blake Edwards' vision of Clousseau and his torture of Inspector Dreyfus. This version includes the hilarious parrot scene as well as other originals which were equally above many of the other Pink Panther offerings.