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

- That is correct.

What is correct?

I did not know...

the bank was being robbed

because I was engaged

in my sworn duty...

as a police officer.

You didn't even

arrest the old beggar.

There was some question as to

whether the beggar or his "minkey"

was breaking the law.

- "Minkey"?

- What?

- You said "minkey."

- That is correct, yes.

Chimpanzee monkey.

So I let them both off

with a warning.

The beggar was

the lookout man for the gang.

- That is impossible.

- Why?

He was blind. How can

a blind man be a lookout?

How can an idiot be a policeman?

Answer me that.

It's very simple.

All he has to do is enlist.

Shut up.

- How do you know he was blind?

- Because he told me so.

Oh, he told you so?

And you believed him?

I had no reason to doubt him.

Do you believe me if I tell you

that I am not going to get you

suspended for six months?

Do you believe me?

If you say so,

sir. Yes.

Because I'm a bigger liar

than the beggar.

You are suspended

for six months without pay.

Six months?

Effective immediately.

Have you anything to say?

Could you lend me


Will you get out?

Out of my sight!



My blood pressure.


One day, Francois.

One day I'll be rid

of him forever.

That'll be the day.

- Something on your mind?

- An order from the commissioner.

- Oh, yes?

- It concerns Clouseau.

- Yes, go on.

- He's to be reinstated

as an inspector.

What? You can't be serious.

And he's to report immediately

to Colonel... Sharki in Lugash.

I see.

- Sir.

- What? It's a birthday

gift from my wife.

Most realistic.

Get me the commissioner.

Chief Inspector Dreyfus

calling. Hmm.

The commissioner.

Commissioner, I've just

received your instructions...

to send, uh,

Clouseau to Lugash.

But, you see, he's

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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