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The Pink Panther Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In the first in a series of detective comedies from director [[Performer~P88685~Blake Edwards~blakeedwards]] starring [[Performer~P64447~Peter Sellers~petersellers]] as bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the mishap-prone snoop is actually a supporting player. [[Performer~P52791~David Niven~davidniven]] stars as Sir Charles Litton, a suave jewel thief known as "The Phantom." Vacationing in a deluxe Alpine resort, Litton's real purpose is to purloin the Pink Panther, a gem of enormous worth owned by a princess ([[Performer~P10829~Claudia Cardinale~claudiacardinale]]). On his trail for years, Inspector Clouseau keeps losing his quarry, perhaps because his wife Simone ([[Performer~P10776~Capucine~capucine]]) is Litton's lover and alerts him every time her husband draws near. Also after the Panther is Litton's American nephew, George ([[Performer~P74078~Robert Wagner~robertwagner]]). At a posh costume ball at the princess' villa, the bauble is stolen and Clouseau, still trying to determine the bandit's identity, is framed for the crime himself. The Pink Panther made [[Performer~P64447~Sellers~petersellers]] and his Clouseau act so popular that the character moved to center stage in a series of farcical sequels. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 18, 1964

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Peter Sellers Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Henry Mancini Best Original Score 1964 Nominee

Cast

David Niven
as Sir Charles Lytton
Peter Sellers
as Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Robert Wagner
as George Lytton
Capucine
as Simone Clouseau
Claudia Cardinale
as Princess Dala
Brenda de Banzie
as Angela Dunning
Fran Jeffries
as Greek "Cousin"
Colin Gordon
as Tucker
John Le Mesurier
as Defense Attorney
Guy Thomajan
as Artoff
Michael Trubshawe
as Novelist
Riccardo Billi
as Greek Shipowner
Martin Miller
as Photographer
Meri Welles
as Hollywood Starlet

Crew

Blake Edwards
Director
Blake Edwards
Screenwriter
Maurice Richlin
Screenwriter
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Franco Misliacci
Songwriter
David Zinnemann
Editor
Ralph Winters
Editor
Fernando Carrere
Art Director
Arrigo Breschi
Set Designer
Reg Allen
Set Designer
William Theiss
Costume Designer
Lee Zavitz
Special Effects
Hermes Pan
Choreography
Yves Saint Laurent
Costume/Wardrobe
Don Lusher
Musical Performer
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