G | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Inspector Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.
This movie was originally intended to be a 26-part Pink Panther mini-series produced by writer, producer, and director Blake Edwards for the British ATV. The ATV then decided to turn it into a "movie-of-the-week", followed by a move to a feature film.
Now he's off to Gstaad. Today, a paradise in the Swiss Alps - tomorrow, a wasteland.
Dreyfus: Compared to Clouseau, Attila the Hun was a Red Cross volunteer!
There is no sign of blood after Col Sharki is shot dead in Lady Litton's hotel room by Inspector Dreyfus from across the street.
During the animated opening credits, the credit for the Hal David song "The Greatest Gift" is the first credit seen after the title, occurring between the star and supporting cast credits. In the 1970s, songwriting credits usually appeared about midway though the opening credits and usually were paired with the film's composer credit; it was unusual for a song credit to be singled out in such a way.
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC for a 'U' certificate to remove Sir Charles's audible use of the word 'shit' (though he can still be seen to mouth the word). Despite later releases being upgraded to a PG they all feature the original edited print.