Trail of the Pink Panther Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2006

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
This sequel finds Chief Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) being summoned to the country of Lugash to investigate another robbery of the eponymous diamond. After developing some disguises, Clouseau embarks by plane and mysteriously vanishes en route. Hoping to solve the conundrum, enterprising journalist Marie Jouvet (Joanna Lumley) interviews those closest to Clouseau, including his father (Richard Mulligan), his boss (Herbert Lom) and his old nemesis, Sir Charles Litton (David Niven).

Cast: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Joanna Lumley, Herbert Lom, Richard Mulligan, Robert Wagner, Capucine , Robert Loggia

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: United Artists, Titan Productions

Keywords: Madcap, Police station, Father, 1980s, Investigation, Amusing, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Though even Blake Edwards, the director behind the Panthers, could not make the connective material in this film work well, there is so much joy in the vintage Sellers that Trail of the Pink Panther rates as one of the funniest films of this year. Sellers' outtakes are funnier than most of the new material on film today. We shall not see the like of him again soon. [21 Dec 1982, p.C7]

  • 40

    As a whole the film was funny, but the lack of a living lead, led Trail to being more about the editing than the story. show more

  • The plot creaks along reasonably effectively and Sellers' solo sequences - the disguises, the pratfalls and the speech mannerisms - are familiar, but fun. [18 Dec 1982]

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