The Return of the Pink Panther

Synopsis: That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. 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'.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Blake Edwards
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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113 min

This way, please.

Ladies and gentlemen,

this way, please.

Follow me.

Down there, please.

Thank you.

From the dynasty

of Akbar the Magnificent,

and for over a thousand years

our nation's religious symbol,

the Pink Panther.

Largest and most famous

diamond in the world.


Its value

cannot be estimated

in terms of money.

Isn't the museum worried

that someone might steal it?

The Pink Panther

is protected.

And by forces

more impenetrable

than any army.



Failing the radar shield,

the slightest release

of pressure in the weight

of the diamond...

and the would-be thief

is a prisoner.

A prisoner of

the Pink Panther.

Why is it called

the Pink Panther?

The stone is flawed.

If it is held up to the light

in a certain way,

the figure of a springing

panther can be seen clearly.

Good morning, sir.


My department has already

begun rounding up suspects.

His Majesty has been

informed of the theft.

He is flying home...

from Washington.

I expect an arrest

any moment now.

I do not share your optimism.

We know the culprit is

still within our borders.

All the airports...

and railways stations

are being watched.

While your men are

searching for this man

with the Dutch passport,

he has undoubtedly

thrown away his passport

and is making ready...

to leave the country

under a new identity.

When we find the


If you find the


You are both in trouble.


But if we-

Do what is necessary...

and conventional.

I am calling in outside help.

The famous French detective

who recovered the Pink Panther

the last time it was stolen.

What was his name?


Inspector Clouseau.

You have a license?


City ordinance 47 B

prohibits the playing...

of any musical instrument

in a public place...

for the purpose of

commercial enterprise

without a license.

- I don't understand.

- It is against the "leau"...

- for you to play your

musical instrument.

- The "leau"?

- What?

- You say it's against

the "leau"?

- Yes, unless you have

a proper license.

- What kind of license?

A license that permits

the playing of any

musical instrument...

in a public place

for the purpose of

commercial enterprise.

Commercial enterprise?

Yes. You play that thing and

people give you the money.

People give

the monkey the money.

- It is the same.

- Oh, not at all, monsieur.

I am a musician, and

the monkey is a businessman.

He doesn't tell me what to play,

and I don't tell him

what to do with his money.

Monsieur, don't try

to be funny with me.

He is your monkey,

therefore it is your money.

He lives with me,

but he is not my monkey.

One day I came home,

and I found him sitting

in the living room.

I let him stay,

but he pays for

his own room and board.

Then the monkey's

breaking the law.

But he doesn't play

any musical instrument.

City ordinance 132R

prohibits the begging.

How do you know so much

about the city ordinances?

What sort of stupid

question is that?

Are you blind?


Oh, I see. Yes, yes.

Yes, of course.

Well, you happen to be

talking to a police officer.

And because I expect

to be transferred...

back to the detective

division at any moment,

I will let you off this time

with just a warning.

Thank you, monsieur l'agent.

But you must get yourself

a proper license.

- First thing tomorrow.

- Try to do something

about your filthy monkey.

Oh, one moment.

Allez, allez.

Over there!

Arrtez. Arrt-

- Idiot.

- How was I to know

he was the bank manager?

- How were you to know

the bank was being robbed?

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Frank Waldman

Frank Waldman (March 15, 1919 – September 5, 1990) was an American screenwriter who frequently worked with Blake Edwards and his brother Tom Waldman.Waldman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He wrote for the documentary series This Is Tom Jones, as well as episodes for Peter Gunn, I Dream of Jeannie, McHale's Navy, Bewitched, Gilligan's Island, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Judy Garland Show. more…

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