PG | | Comedy, Crime
Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who has finally cracked over Inspector Jacques Clouseau's (Peter Sellers') antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
The opening credit sequence includes the Pink Panther substituting for Dame Julie Andrews in her famous The Sound of Music (1965) role. Andrews was married to writer, producer, and director Blake Edwards from November 12, 1969 until his death on December 15, 2010.
What did you say your name was?
Mr. Shork: Shork.
Clouseau: The cook!
Mr. Shork: Gardener.
Clouseau: Ah, now we're getting somewhere!
The sign for the psychiatric hospital at film's beginning is misspelled "Hopital," which is the French spelling.
At the end of the closing credits, the Pink Panther appears lounging across the words "FIN" (meaning "end.").
Earlier versions of this film had all sight of Peter Sellers' nunchaku removed from UK video releases until the censors' weapons reform in 1999. All versions of this film released after that time have the nunchaku reinstated.