The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

Directed by Bud Yorkin
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Third in the Pink Panther series. The "Pink Panther" Diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and a white glove is left making everybody think that the famous jewel thief "The Phantom" has stolen it. This surprises everybody as it was thought that The Phantom was retired. It also surprises The Phantom (AKA Sir Charles Lytton) himself as he didn't do it. He sets out from the south of France to Lugash find the diamond and to clear his name as pressure comes from the Lugash authorities to give back the diamond. Meanwhile, infamous French detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau is called in to find the diamond and he immediately goes to the South of France to check up on Sir Charles. Claudine, Charles' wife, discovers this and leads Clouseau on a false trail and, as normal, Clouseau, with his clueless methods and Cato, his oriental manservant, cause mayhem as they try to find the diamond. Meanwhile, Clouseau pushes his boss, Chief Inspector Dreyfus too far and as the story proceeds, Dreyfus makes attempts to murder Clouseau and get him out of his life forever...


Bud Yorkin


Blake Edwards (character)

Maurice Richlin (character)


Peter Sellers … Insp. Jacques Clouseau

Christopher Plummer … Sir Charles Litton

Catherine Schell … Lady Claudine Litton

Herbert Lom … Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus

Peter Arne … Col. Sharky

Peter Jeffrey … Gen. Wadafi

Grégoire Aslan … Police Chief Lundallah (as Gregoire Aslan)

David Lodge … Mac

Graham Stark … Pepi

André Maranne … Sgt. François Chevalier

Burt Kwouk … Cato Fong


  • Julie Andrews filmed a cameo role as a maid, but her part was edited out. The footage is now reportedly lost.