#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Once Clouseau’s death has been announced, the former Chief Inspector, Charles Dreyfus, feels much, much better and is released from the mental hospital. Jacques Clouseau tries to take advantage of his “death” and goes under cover with Cato to find out who tried to assassinate him.
Plot: Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world—and Charles Dreyfus—believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau’s car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently and, taking advantage of not being alive, sets out to discover why an attempt was made on his life.
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The Formula Has Run Out of Gas
4 out of 10
That sound you hear is the engine conking out on a car that has been driven too long and too far. The formula here has become dried up. Nothing new is injected and absolutely nothing is clever. The first half deals with the most basic of pratfalls. The second half comes to an almost screeching halt while the final third wraps up in Hong Kong in a desperate attempt to liven things up. Nothing works and if star Sellers hadn’t died so soon afterwards this film series most certainly would have anyways.
One of the biggest problems here is that it’s predecessor THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN was so good that this by comparison seems like a major letdown. Lom, as the villain in the predecessor, was both lively and campy. Webber, as the villain here, seems very wimpy and boring. Even a silly comedy needs a villain that is somewhat threatening. There is also some glaring loopholes. One involves the presence of Lom himself. He supposedly got evaporated in the previous entry and yet here is looking perfectly healthy and no explanation. He is also diagnosed as being ‘cured’ and able to return to his former job with no loss in status despite having tried to destroy half the planet.
The addition of Cannon is the only plus. She is older than most of the past female leads and yet is still gorgeous and distinctive. She has a lot of energy and personality and doesn’t seem used just to help the scenery.
The formula of having a blundering idiot that is considered brilliant by everyone who doesn’t know him is still a good one despite the weak script. The genius of Sellers manages to still get a few laughs. His characterizations and timing are impeccable. The Closeau character is a joy to watch all in itself. The part where he dresses up like a Marlon Brando type Godfather is hilarious and should have been played out more.
Clouseau’s Final Case
This was Peter Seller’s final outing as the bumbling French detective Chief Inspector Clouseau before his untimely death in 1980. While I don’t think it was the funniest film of the series it certainly has more than enough laughs to make it worth watching.
The film opens with a meeting where Philippe Douvier, the leader of France’s criminal community, is told by the American mob that they think he is past his prime and not worth doing business with. In order to prove that he still has what it takes he decides to eliminate France’s best known police officer; Chief Inspector Clouseau. The first attempt to blow him up fails but a later attempt to gun him down appears to have succeeded… however the assassins hadn’t counted on Clouseau’s car being hijacked be a passing transvestite who stole his clothes shortly before their ambush.
Clouseau, now wearing a dress is arrested and dragged off to a lunatic asylum while his erstwhile boss, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is being released to investigate his murder. Clouseau escapes from the asylum and goes home where he discovers that his manservant Cato has turned it into a profitable Chinese brothel. The two of them set off to find out who wanted to kill the chief inspector. On their way they accidentally rescue Douvier’s secretary/mistress Simone who he was planning to have killed after his wife ordered him to get rid of her. The three of them set off to intercept him when he meets the Americans in Hong Kong.
While Seller’s is very funny as Clouseau it is Herbert Lom who has the most amusing part, his attempts to read the eulogy at Clouseau’s funeral without bursting into laughter are hilarious. No Pink Panther film would be complete without seeing Cato’s attempts to ambush his master and we get a particularly funny fight here were the two of them do battle while covered in paint. If you enjoy slapstick comedy this film should be a joy to watch and as there is no swearing or crude jokes it is suitable for all ages.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Director Blake Edwards
Writer Frank Waldman (screenplay), Ron Clark (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay), Blake Edwards (story)
Actors Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon
Country UK, USA
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Jewel Productions Inc.
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 2,794 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision
Printed Film Format 35 mm