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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
This movie is for all ages and is very funny. My 10 year old has been watching these with me and he loves them more than newer movies out there. This is really something when an old movie can touch the life of a modern day child.
Good Job Peter Sellers. Your the Best. If you have seen his other films don't stop there rent this one it is sure to make you cry with laughter. Enjoy!
Typical Sellers' Goofery...refreshing to see movies that the whole family can view. Movies today require way too much skin and have way too little entertainment. The Pink Panther series is so funny and enjoyable.
The "Return of the Pink Panther" was pretty good - but nothing special, in my eyes. The movie had its moments - like when Sellers has both of his cars ending up in a swimming pool ! That was hysterical. But it just didn't have the same funny-bone punch as "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", which is in my opinion, the funniest "Panther" of them all !