Comedy, Crime, Romance. A list of 11 films compiled on Letterboxd, including The Pink Panther (1963), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Inspector Clouseau (1968), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) and The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976). Greatly underrated. Herbert Lom, Menu. Elke Sommer, Although variations of the main theme would reprise for many of the Pink Panther series entries, as well as the cartoon series, Mancini composed different theme music for A Shot in the Dark; this was later adopted by the animated spin-off series, The Inspector. | This is a review for the Bluray Pink Panther Collection. Director: Peter Sellers, The second half with Joanna Lumley interviewing characters like Sir Charles Lytton and Hercule LaJoy from previous films makes for a nice tribute to Peter Sellers and his amazing portrayal of Inspector Clouseau. Christopher Plummer, Whereas Curse had lots of returning characters, this film only has Herbert Lom and Burt Kwouk returning. 81,226 Emily Mortimer, Votes: Herbert Lom, All footage of Peter Sellers in this film consists of out-takes and regular scenes from previous Pink Panther movies. PinkPantherMania.com, Romance of the Pink Panther - the Never Released Pink Panther Movie. Martin also stars in the sequel, The Pink Panther 2, released in 2009. | It also appears in the revival of the Inspector Clouseau character in the much later Steve Martin films The Pink Panther (2006), and its sequel The Pink Panther 2 (2009). The movie "Trail Of The Pink Panther" (1982) was, like all previous Pink Panther films, directed by Blake Edwards. Comedy, Crime, Mystery. Married for six months in her early twenties, she never remarried. Andy Garcia, Votes: Stars: David Niven did not reprise the role of Sir Charles Lytton; Lytton is portrayed by Christopher Plummer. The "Pink Panther" of the title is a diamond supposedly containing a flaw that forms the image of a "leaping panther" which can be seen if held up to the light in a certain way. It also co-starred Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Graham Stark, Tracy Reed and Douglas Wilmer. Shabana Azmi, Votes: This is absurd since the Pink Panther was never in Cortina at all. Traditionally mute, the Pink Panther was given the voice of actor Matt Frewer for a 1993-1996 animated TV series. The Pink Panther (1963) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. 27,788 Movies. G More of a crime thriller than a comedy film. Blake Edwards When Gardner dropped out, so did Ustinov, so the role went to Sellers. To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. The 1968 film Inspector Clouseau stars Alan Arkin as Clouseau, and does not feature any other recurring characters from the rest of the series. The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court in 1988, around the time Edwards came up with one final film idea that would ultimately become the unofficial series finale. PG Journalist Marie Jouvet (Joanna Lumley) attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers). Also sign me up for FanMail to get updates on all things movies: tickets, special offers, screenings + more. 42,273 This is a review for the Bluray Pink Panther Collection. Ironically, this was the last Pink Panther movie Peter Sellers made before his death in 1980. She attended school in France and received a BA degree in foreign languages. See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Alan Arkin, Ensuing after the events of Clouseau's disappearance, his bosses at the Surete put a computer into service to elect a new shrewd detective, Sleigh, who turns up just as inept as Clouseau. Apparently, the tone changed when Edwards picked up Sellers from the airport and during the ride to the hotel they bonded over old comedians like Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. Overall it is very entertaining and quite amusing with an interesting story. Clouseau returns, after having plastic surgery to disguise his identity, in a cameo appearance by Roger Moore (who is credited as "Turk Thrust II"). The Pink Panther is a 2006 American comedy–mystery film and a remake of The Pink Panther franchise, marking the tenth installment in the series. The role of Clouseau was originated by, and is most closely associated with, Peter Sellers.. The scenes between Clouseau and his reluctant learner Hercule are hilarious, as is Clouseau’s obsession with Maria Gambrelli. Bud Yorkin The film will still focus on the actual Pink Panther animated character and Inspector Clouseau.[5]. PG | | | PG Trail was a critical and commercial failure. Although official, the live-action film Inspector Clouseau (1968) starring Alan Arkin, is generally not considered by fans to be part of the series canon, since it involved neither Sellers nor Edwards. For the animated character, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message. All The Pink Panther movies ranked from best to worst. The Pink Panther is a 1963 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and distributed by United Artists. $41.83M. Delia Boccardo, 9,592 The diamond is called the "Pink Panther" because the flaw at its centre, when viewed closely, is said to resemble a leaping pink panther. Blake Edwards The main character is a clumsy inspector named Jacques Clouseau who is played by Peter Sellers in the official Pink Panther films. Capucine, Actress: The Pink Panther. Comedy, Crime, Mystery. | Gross: Robert Wagner, Blake Edwards The phrase was used for all the subsequent films in the series, even when the jewel did not figure in the plot. Although intended to relaunch the series with the bumbling Jacques as a lead, Son failed critically and commercially and became the final installment in the original Pink Panther series. | Directed by Blake Edwards. With classic patrician features and an independent, non-conformist personality, Capucine began her film debut in 1949 at the age of 21 with an appearance in the film Rendez-vous de juillet (1949). Niven's and Sellers's co-stars included Capucine, Robert Wagner, and Claudia Cardinale. | Gross: PG | Gross: Perhaps the funniest Pink Panther film. The franchise just couldn’t survive without Peter Sellers. Strikes Again, in my opinion, is the funniest of the Pink Panther movies when it comes to one-liners and gut-busters. Director: It co-starred Leonard Rossiter, Lesley-Anne Down and Colin Blakely, and featured a cameo by Omar Sharif. Peter Sellers, Stars: Barry Foster. A Shot in the Dark (1964) was released less than a year after The Pink Panther, and was the first to feature the Clouseau character as the protagonist of the film, investigating a murder. | Director: Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. It co-starred Robert Webber, Dyan Cannon, Tony Beckley and Robert Loggia. Kevin Cline was much better as Dreyfus than John Cleese. The Pink Panther series is one of the most enduring comedy franchises, beginning with the 1963 hit The Pink Panther, a film about an infamous jewel thief, his … | PG There is only one Inspector Clouseau. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources - himself and his oriental manservant - to reveal the true identity of 'The Phantom'. 96 min Then the role was offered to Peter Ustinov, with Ava Gardnerto play his wife. The jazz-based theme music was composed by Henry Mancini. | In addition, the newer Amazon case indicates that the image in the diamond is that of a … 1983's Curse of the Pink Panther is the first to feature a different lead character, bungling American detective Sgt. | Peter Sellers hasn’t quite yet perfected the character of Clouseau. There are a few funny moments and Roger Moore’s appearance is great fun but overall the movie is not particularly entertaining. $35.92M. This film clearly proves it. The first half is very entertaining and well put together with Herbert Lom providing lots of humour in the new footage and some amusing outtakes with Peter Sellers taken from previous films. This is explained at the beginning of the first film, and the camera zooms in on the diamond to reveal the blurry flaw, which focuses into the cartoon Panther (though not actually leaping) to start the opening credits sequence. | $9.06M. $2.46M. Inspector Clouseau was only a secondary character as Litton's incompetent antagonist and provided slapstick to an otherwise subtle, lighthearted caper film, a somewhat jarring contrast of styles which is typical of Edwards's films. Films: 7 Cato Fong is Clouseau's Chinese manservant, trained to attack him regularly to keep him alert and skilled in martial arts. This reboot launches a new series starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau and Kevin Kline as Chief Inspector Dreyfus. Herbert Lom, Votes: | Gross: A Shot in the Dark, a film which was not originally intended to feature Clouseau, is the first of two films in the series (the other being Inspector Clouseau) that features neither the diamond nor the distinctive animated Pink Panther character in the opening credits and ending. The role of Clouseau was originated by, and is most closely associated with, Peter Sellers. Memorable moments include Clouseau pretending to be a telephone repairman and Dreyfus in the lunatic asylum. 25,794 Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) was the first Pink Panther film made after Peter Sellers' death in 1980. 92 min Stars: 93 min Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. New episodes of The Pink Panther (1993) will be uploaded every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday! One of the greatest comedy films of all time. | Stars: 113 min The film also co-starred Catherine Schell, Peter Arne, and Graham Stark. Steve Martin, There is more fun with botched assassination attempts on Clouseau and a lot of humour is created from Dreyfus thinking Clouseau is dead. 103 min THE PINK PANTHER is a film richly textured with well defined characters, plot, dialogue, production design and location photography. The animated Pink Panther character has also appeared in computer and console video games, as well as advertising campaigns for several companies, most notably for Owens Corning Fiberglass insulation. | As detailed in the director's commentary for the first film, the Inspector Clouseau character was originally conceived as a vehicle for David Niven, but once written it was decided he should play the raconteur/thief. The Pink Panther is a movie series of live action mixed with animation totaling in six official films and three not official films. In 2014, MGM announced (see above) that it was planning an animation / live-action hybrid film reboot of the franchise,[8] to be directed by David Silverman and produced by Walter Mirisch and Julie Andrews. Director: Shawn Levy Nevertheless it’s very entertaining and there’s a great cast with David Niven and Robert Wagner. Director: Elements and characters inspired by the films were adapted into other media, including books, comic books and animated series. This film should not have been made. | David Niven, It’s great to see all the significant characters like Dreyfus, Cato, Francois and Sir Charles Lytton involved but they are not given big enough roles. United Artists commissioned a long series of The Pink Panther shorts, the first of which, 1964's The Pink Phink, won the 1964 Academy Award for Animated Short Film. | $33.83M. Herbert Lom, Votes: Once again, many former Panther co-stars return – Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, and Graham Stark, and a star of the original 1963 film, Claudia Cardinale. Comedy, Crime. A string of robberies has occurred in Britain and it's up to Inspector Clouseau to catch the criminal. More than a decade after his previous portrayal, Peter Sellers returned as Clouseau in 1975's The Return of the Pink Panther. David Niven, Stars: | Director: The Pink Panther (1963), the original film of the series, centered on the Phantom/Sir Charles Lytton, portrayed by David Niven. Blake Edwards Herbert Lom, PG In this film, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is assigned to solve the murder of a famous football coach and the theft of the famous Pink Panther diamond. Most of the films in the series starred Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau and were directed and co-written by Blake Edwards. | Director: | Stars: | In addition to the credits sequences, the theme often accompanies any suspenseful sequence in the first film and in subsequent films using the character. Despite speculation, Alan Arkin does not appear in Trail of the Pink Panther. The popularity of Clouseau caused him to become the main character in subsequent Pink Panther films, which were more straightforward slapstick comedies. George Sanders, | Gross: | Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. James Bond Movies from best to worst (by a true fan), Friday The 13th Movies (From Best to Worst), The Pink Panther Films (From Best To Worst), Elvis Presley's Films (From Best to Worst). The story is refreshingly different and the first half of the film is hilarious. Mancini's other themes for the first film include an Italian-language set-piece called "Meglio stasera", whose purpose seems primarily to introduce young actress Fran Jeffries. Look out for Jason Statham and Beyonce! Directed by Shawn Levy. Stars: PG This movie was intended as a tribute to Sellers, but after its release, Sellers' widow Lynne Frederick successfully sued Edwards and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for tarnishing her late husband's memory. | With David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine. The series began with the release of 1963’s The Pink Panther (1963). Robert Wagner, It is also the first Pink Panther film to be released since Son of the Pink Panther released in 1993. Best moments: Clouseau flying in the air about the cathedral in his quasimodo outfit and the world’s greatest assassins trying to kill Clouseau at the Oktoberfest. [1] The cartoon series gained its highest profile on television, aired on Saturday mornings as The Pink Panther Show. The Pink Panther Strikes Again is a 1976 comedy film.It is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and the third to include the phrase Pink Panther in its title, although the Pink Panther diamond is not part of the story. It contains all 6 Peter Sellers Panther films: The Pink Panther A Shot in the Dark Return of the Pink Panther Revenge of the Pink Panther Trail of the Pink Panther (a clip show) Although the box are only lists commentary on the first film, ALL SIX films have commentary. | Gross: | | $4.49M. The diamond reappears in several later films in the series, The Return of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther, and Curse of the Pink Panther. Jean Reno, Niven, Sellers and Wagner give very fine performances, which seem to remain fresh and vibrant to this day. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son. Burt Kwouk, | With Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer. Harald Zwart $82.23M. Peter Sellers, It’s a decent attempt at a reboot with some creativity and some nice little references to the original film series like Clouseau spinning the globe. The character was featured in the opening of every Clouseau film except A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau. The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther". Insp. In The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Dreyfus' insanity reached its zenith, as he tried to blackmail the rest of the world into killing Clouseau. Stars: Blake Edwards Peter Sellers puts on more disguises than any other film. 99 min Steve Martin puts in a good attempt but is nowhere near the quality of Peter Sellers’ portrayal. The closing act in Hong Kong is somewhat weaker than the rest of the film and is essentially just a long chase. Comedy, Crime, Mystery. Everything about it is inferior to the first film – the story, acting and humour. Then the role was offered to Peter Ustinov, with Ava Gardner to play his wife. Peter Sellers is … Tell us what you think about this feature. Not a remake of the original film, it forms a new starting point for a contemporary series, introducing the Clouseau and Dreyfus characters along with the famous diamond to a new generation. Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. The name "the Pink Panther" became attached to Inspector Clouseau in much the same way that Frankenstein has been used in film titles to refer to Dr. Frankenstein's creation, or The Thin Man was used in a series of detective films. Peter Sellers's performance was so popular that the resulting series was built on the Clouseau character, rather than the Phantom character. Cato and Clouseau have a love-hate relationship, with their fights being long and vicious, as well as destructive to the furniture, and always interrupted by the telephone ringing, at which point they will become civil again. Director: Steve Martin, Action, Adventure, Comedy. 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