United Artists at 90 Short Film Competition
Trial of the Pink Panther (1982)
Directed by Blake Edwards
Monday 03 March 2008
Sixth in Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series. The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. Enrooted his plane disappears. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau. Each interviewee Dreyfus, Sir Charles & Lady Lytton (and ex-wife of Clouseau) & George Lytton, Hercule Lajoie (assistant in "A Shot In The Dark") and Cato tells of their run-ins with Clouseau. She is also kidnapped by mobster Bruno Langlois who doesn't want Clouseau found but she continues and finds Clouseau Sr, Clouseau's father. Is Clouseau alive or is he dead? Each interview has not-have-seen or famous clips from the previous movies (since Peter Sellers has sadly passed away) as Marie continues to get an honest view or impression of the great French detective...
Peter Sellers … Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (archive footage)
David Niven … Sir Charles Litton
Herbert Lom … Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Richard Mulligan … Clouseau's Father
Joanna Lumley … Marie Jouvet
Capucine … Lady Simone Litton
Robert Loggia … Bruno Langois
Harvey Korman … Prof. Auguste Balls
Burt Kwouk … Cato Fong
Graham Stark … Hercule Lajoy
Peter Arne … Col. Bufoni
André Maranne … Sergeant Francois Duval
Ronald Fraser … Dr. Longet
Leonard Rossiter … Super-Intendant Quinlan
Marne Maitland … Deputy Commissioner Lasorde
Harold Kasket … President Sandover Haleesh
Liz Smith … Marta Balls
Danny Schiller … Cunny
- It was filmed at the same time as Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) due to David Niven’s poor health.
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