The Pink Panther

Synopsis: The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for Switzerland, where the famous Lugashi jewel 'The Pink Panther' is going to be. However, he does not know who The Phantom really is, or for that matter who anyone else really is...
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Blake Edwards
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

As in every stone of this size,

there is a flaw.

- A flaw?

- The slightest flaw, Your Excellency.

lf you look deep into the stone, you will

perceive the tiniest discolouration.

lt resembles an animal.

- An animal?

- A leaping panther.

Yes, a pink panther.

Come here, Dala.

A gift to your father from his grateful

people. Someday it will be yours.

The most fabulous diamond

in all the world. Come closer.


(brakes screech outside)

- (camera clicks)

- OK.

Thanks a lot. Don't forget

to take the wardrobe back.

- How do you want them?

- l want it right away. l'm in a hurry.

You can't rush a genius.

l'll rush.

Thanks. And don't forget

about the wardrobe.

(Pierre) What you doing?

Where is everybody?

- Come outta there.

- (Pierre) Who is it?

- Come out or we'll bust the door in.

- Just a minute.

- Can l help you?

- Where is he?

- Where's who?

- George Lytton.

He owes me 40 grand,

and nobody welshes on Big Joe.

Look, Big Joe. l'm not a bill collector,

l'm a photographer. l just took his picture.

- What kind?

- Graduation picture.

- His what?

- Graduation.

Get him!

They're worth half a million.

We'll take 300,000.

l'll do what l can,

but the merchandise is extremely hot.


You, stay here. Come with me.

Come on.

- Pardon, madame.

- Certainly.

She's going down. Come on.

(taps in time to ''the Marseillaise'')

We must find that woman.

- What was that?

- We don't have much of a description.

About 5ft 7, black hair,

wearing a light-beige coat.

They let that fence escape.

He might have talked.

- We will catch him.

- We must. We must find that woman.

She is our first link with the Phantom.


- Yes?

- (man) Your wife to see you, lnspector.

Send her in, please.

All right, Henri, that will be all.

- Hello, my darling.

- My angel.

Amber, how are you?

Hello, Duchess.

So glad you could come. Have fun.

Hello. How are you? Hello, darling!

- You know Monica?

- You were stunning in your last film.

(speaks Greek)

- What's he say?

- He would like you to meet his cousin.

(speaks Greek)

- His third cousin.

- That does make a difference.

(speaks Greek)

(speaks Greek)

- Who's that?

- Princess Dala.

Oh. Oh!

Excuse me.

(phone rings)


Miss Angela Dunning.

- Yes?

- Your Highness?


(Angela talks very quickly)

(Angela continues talking)

Ah... Oh!

Your Highness!

Hello there. l can't tell you

what an honour this is.

Everyone's just dying to meet you.

- Good morning. You're a wonderful skier.

- Thank you.

- Help! Help! Help!

- (Amber yaps)

Somebody's taking my sleigh. Amber!

- Amber?

- My dog.

Leave this to me, ma'am.

- What happened?

- l don't know.

Suddenly there was a man with a gun

and he took the sleigh and Amber.


lt will be a wonderful chance

for a vacation.


- l'm sorry.

- Oh!

Excuse me, my leg is caught.

l apologise for this inconvenience.

- Do you know that was Sir Charles?

- Sir Charles?

Sir Charles Lytton. Yes? Hm?

Oh! l am lnspector Clouseau.

This is Madame Clouseau.

Thank you.

l'm sorry, my darling.

- That's all right, my darling.

- Excuse me.

- Do you know that you're really amazing?

- So you've said.

How you can manage on

a police inspector's salary!

How many women could save enough out

of the housekeeping to buy a mink coat?

- Well, it's not easy.

- You are a constant contradiction.

l'm simply a woman in love, my darling.

My darling.

l'm sorry. l'm so sorry, my darling.

Please, excuse me.

lt's perfectly all right.

Did l hurt you? Are you all right?

- Yes, l'm fine.

- You're sure now?

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Maurice Richlin

Maurice Richlin (February 23, 1920 – November 13, 1990) was an American screenwriter. He received two Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominations for Pillow Talk and Operation Petticoat in the same year, for the first of which he won along with Russell Rouse, Stanley Shapiro and Clarence Greene. His son is the famous artist Lance Richlin. more…

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