Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin.
David Niven … Sir Charles Litton
Robert WagnerGeorge Lytton
Herbert Lom … Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Joanna Lumley … Countess Chandra
Capucine … Lady Simone Litton
Ted Wass … Sergeant Clifton Sleigh
Harvey Korman … Prof. Auguste Balls
Burt Kwouk. … Cato Fong
Roger Moore … Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (as Turk Thrust II)
Leslie Ash … Juleta Shane (AKA Julie Morgan)
André Maranne … Michelle Chauvin (as Patricia Davis)
Denise Crosby … Denise
Liz Smith … Marta Balls
Danny Schiller … Cunny
- David Niven was close to death during filming and could not speak. His voice at times was dubbed by Rich Little.