Trial of the Pink Panther (1982)

Directed by Blake Edwards
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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...



Director

Blake Edwards

Writers

Blake Edwards

Frank Waldman

Tom Waldman

Geoffrey Edwards

Cast

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



Trivia

  • 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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