United Artists at 90 Short Film Competition
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Directed by Blake Edwards
Monday 03 March 2008
Eighth entry in the Pink Panther. It is nearly 30 years since Inspector Jacques Clouseau managed to get Maria Gambrelli off from a murder charge (events of "A Shot In The Dark".) Maria has moved to a seaside town. Also Princess Yasmin of Lugash has come to the town for a holiday with her father. She is kidnapped and because of the strong ties between France and Lugash, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is called in to find her. He is hampered by the local police officer Jacques and is amazed when he finds that Jacques is Maria's son. He is terrified that Jacques is Clouseau's son, especially as he is showing Clouseau-ish behaviour. Both Jacques and Dreyfus set out to find the missing Princess...
Roberto Benigni … Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli
Herbert Lom … Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus
Claudia Cardinale … Maria Gambrelli
Shabana Azmi … Queen
Debrah Farentino … Princess Yasmin
Jennifer Edwards … Yussa
Robert Davi … Hans Zarba
Mark Schneider … Arnon
Mike Starr … Hanif
Kenny Spalding … Garth
Burt Kwouk … Cato Fong
Anton Rodgers … Police Chief Charles Lazar
Graham Stark … Professor Auguste Balls
- The character of Maria Gambrelli, played here by Claudia Cardinale (who appeared as Princess Dala in the first film, The Pink Panther (1963), originally appeared in A Shot in the Dark (1964) and was played by Elke Sommer.
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