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Plot: 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 the Tyrolean Alps, 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…
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Elegance in advance of slapstick
It is said correctly that the first two Pink Panther movies, this and “A Shot in the Dark,” are more sophisticated and for adults, compared with the later series of films that began ten years later, which are more blatant slapstick and somewhat juvenile. The latter are more purely entertaining, because they cause people (even adults) to break out and laugh, whereas the humor here is more elegant and less loud, not to say it is not very good. Still, I rate the original “Pink Panther” film very highly because of its own brand of entertainment and humor, and I put it above most of its successors (“Returns” and “Strikes Again” are at least as good, but I think most people would agree that with the end ones things go downhill).
Clouseau is one of the five main characters in the film, but he is only the fourth most prominent. It might be said that David Niven as the many-times-over thief Sir Charles Litton is the most prominent, followed by Claudia Cardinale as Central Asian Princess Dala, owner of the Pink Panther diamond that is the bait to be stolen, but I would argue that Clouseau’s wife Simone (played by Capucine) is as at least equal to Sir Charles, if not more prominent. After all, she is effectively a double agent — Clouseau’s wife, while aiding and abetting Sir Charles — and she even has a fling with Sir Charles’s nephew George Litton. Two different affairs, but all of an extremely classy and gorgeous woman, just like Claudia Cardinale, and she seems to like all three men equally. Within her romances and the intrigue of the plot there is lots of hotel bedroom-to-bedroom back and forth and hiding, etc. Simone’s humor, combined with her good bearing, is great, and she is the highlight of the film to me.
Clouseau’s bumbling and klutziness is there, just less-pronounced, less loud and dominant. The film flows well, with good dialogue and comedy, and elegant settings of upscale hotels and fancy parties. The wit and humor are perhaps not described as subtle, but just less loud and more intelligent and refined than that of the later films. It seems that many comedies have idiotic, goofy characters, to such an extent that they may not be funny, but in this film the five main characters are urbane and smooth. Even Sellers has that bearing, while being a klutz too. But sometimes the presence of such more refined characters does not matter if the people are not appealing and the comedy is not funny. Here, however, the characters are definitely very appealing and poised, within a well-written good script, making for a good chemistry.
There is a great scene in which Sir Charles attempts to seduce the princess, who is laying stomach down on a tiger skin. The verbal reigns over the slapstick there, as in many other parts of the movie. Still, the ending is not without the latter, and it has a good ironic twist. Yes, there will be more slapstick to come…
Not as good as I remember
I used to enjoy the Pink Panther movies when I was younger and thought I would see if it stands the test of time. Unfortunately it doesn’t. The direction and script are pretty bad and things don’t make much sense. I didn’t laugh one time in the first hour and a half. There’s even a strange musical number wedged in there that really dates the film.
Most of the cast is pretty good, including the awesome David Niven and a beautiful actress who looks a lot like Catherine Zeta Jones. Surprisingly, Peter Sellers is not very funny. His antics and bumbling are overdone and become tiresome after a while. It looks like he’s trying too hard most of the time.
Makes me wonder why they did a sequel to this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director Blake Edwards
Writer Maurice Richlin (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay)
Actors David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Mirisch Company
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System), Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1, 2.35 : 1 (35 mm prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal)
Cinematographic Process Super Technirama 70
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm