The history of film comedy would have been much altered if Peter Ustinov had stayed in the role of Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling French police inspector inThe Pink Panther. But Ustinov dropped out, the role went to Peter Sellers, and a classic character was born: suspicious, blundering, with a pompous little mustache and a sometimes impenetrable accent, Clouseau was always one step behind everybody else in the room.The Pink Pantherintroduced Clouseau hot on the trail of a famous jewel thief (David Niven), who may be planning to make off with an expensive gem known as the Pink Panther. Set in a European ski resort, this bubbly comedy is a wonderful dose of '60s style, from the famous Henry Mancini theme music to the presence of two of Europe's top sex symbols of the era, Claudia Cardinale and Capucine. The film also introduced the popular cartoon Pink Panther, slinking around to Mancini's music in an animated credits sequence. The film's success brought a follow-up,A Shot in the Dark, also released in 1964; after 11 years, Sellers and top comedy director Blake Edwards (10) returned with three more sequels.--Robert Horton
Slow and Boring My wife and I were planning to gather the kids (age 6 - 9) and see a good family movie. I was disappointed to find the movie rather slow and boring. It lacked the hummer Peter Sellers usually brings to the screen. It also lacked any form of thrill or suspense, which could be associated with most robberies.The Pink Panther I thought the movie was ok.If u were 12 u would love the movie.It was funny in a kind of weird way.If you have kids and u are fun then you should go see it. If your single dont bother.most boring clouseau film of all Number one in the franchise and probably the most boring, this film takes ages to get going, and when it does is really anticlmactic. Clouseau has a minor role compared to the others.