#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When rich M. Ballon’s spanish driver is found shot dead, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is the first official on the scene. All evidence suggests Maria Gambrelli, the maid, to be the murderer. But Clouseau, being attracted to the beautiful girl, is convinced that she is hiding something. So, he has her released from jail and tries to follow her secretly. Things do not work out the way the inspector wanted and people keep being murdered, and each time innocent Maria seems to be the killer. But with someone important wanting Clouseau and nobody else to cover this case, his tolerance-challenged boss Charles Dreyfuss is close to losing his mind when casualties keep turning up. And Clouseau keeps on causing trouble without knowing it…
Plot: A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.
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“If I Had Ten Clousseaus I Could Destroy The World”
The popularity of Peter Sellers’s Inspector Clousseau from the The Pink Panther it warranted the bumbling French detective getting center stage in what turned out to be a series of films. For the rest of his life Sellers was assured of movie profits by just making another Clousseau film.
A Shot In the Dark also introduced two new characters to the series, Clousseau’s supervisor Chief Inspector Dreyfus played by Herbert Lom and his houseboy/karate teacher Kato who was played by Bert Kwouk. Dreyfus became almost as popular as Clousseau himself. Herbert Lom’s career had been spent playing mostly villains and pretty serious and deadly ones at that.
Inspector Clousseau can best be described as a human train wreck. The slightest motion on his part is a recipe for disaster. Best to be about ten feet from him at any given time and even that won’t always work. His klutziness drives Lom to the brink of insanity here and in future films, he crossed over the line.
But he’s got instincts which is why I’m sure he remains an inspector of the Surete. He draws a case involving a murder at wealthy baron George Sanders’s house and it seems kind of open and shut that the maid, Elke Sommer did it. But Sellers listens to his hormones talking and refuses to make the arrest. And as more dead bodies keep piling up around Sommer, the more Sellers listens to that voice south of the Equator.
With Clousseau, Peter Sellers joins the ranks of such great cinema clowns as Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Sit back and don’t eat while watching A Shot In The Dark, you won’t be able to hold it down.
Probably the best of the Pink Panther series…
… even though it is not officially part of the Pink Panther series. Like The Thin Man series, the Pink Panther franchise has come to represent the sleuth on the job – Peter Sellers as inspector Jacques Clouseau – when originally the Pink Panther was a diamond that a classy thief was planning to steal.
Marie Gambrelli (Elke Sommer) plays a maid at a large estate who is accused of murder. The circumstantial evidence has her looking very guilty, but Clouseau is convinced of the woman’s innocence. He is a bumbler, and his antics get him thrown off the case. Several times. But his boss Charles Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom), who did the firing, is asked by his assistant – What if you, a respected member of the force, turn out to be wrong and Clouseau, a complete fool, is right? This possibility drives Dreyfuss crazy and he keeps rehiring Clouseau. Who keeps releasing Gambrini. Who keeps turning up in the strangest places with a newly murdered body nearby and often the murder weapon in her hands. And yet she can never remember how the weapon got there.
This is probably one of the best movies of the 60s in spite of the fact that movies made around this time period tend to age badly because they are positioned at the very beginning of the sexual revolution, and what seemed “mod” then just seems mundane now. What keeps the film fresh is the timeless humor of Sellers’ sight gags.
The ending is rather unsatisfying, but everything up to that point is hilarious. Bert Kwouk as “Cato”,Clouseau’s valet who is also supposed to attack him at unsuspected moments to keep him alert, is funny in a very minor role as he picks some of the most awkward times to pounce. Highly recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Comedy, Mystery
Director Blake Edwards
Writer Blake Edwards (screenplay), William Peter Blatty (screenplay), Harry Kurnitz (based upon the stage play by), Marcel Achard (from the play ‘L’idiote’)
Actors Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom
Country UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations.
Production Company Mirisch Company
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm