The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther

Blake Edwards (1963)

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Peter Sellers went into this film as character support and came out a star. David Niven is the ostensible lead in a rather dull setting up of the plot, in which the bumbling Inspector Clouseau is called in to prevent the theft of a precious diamond known as the Pink Panther. But Sellers's dud officer was so scene-stealingly comic that director Blake Edwards inserted new material. The rest is hysterical history. See it from the beginning: the cartoon title sequence with its Henry Mancini theme is an in-the-pink joy.


The world's most inept police detective, Inspector Clouseau, heads off to Switzerland in search of a suave jewel thief who has purloined a priceless diamond from a princess - but the bumbling officer's every ruse to foil the crime ends in chaos, not least when he is framed for the robbery himself. Blake Edwards' comedy, starring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Capucine, Robert Wagner and Claudia Cardinale.

Cast & Crew

Sir Charles Lytton David Niven
Inspector Jacques Clouseau Peter Sellers
George Lytton Robert Wagner
Simone Clouseau Capucine
Princess Dala Claudia Cardinale
Angela Dunning Brenda de Banzie
Defence attorney John Le Mesurier
Greek "cousin" Fran Jeffries
Tucker Colin Gordon
Saloud James Lanphier
Artoff Guy Thomajan
Novelist Michael Trubshawe
Director Blake Edwards
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray