The Pink Panther - A Shot In The Dark (Full Screen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Peter Sellers & Elke Sommer Director: Blake Edwards  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The Pink Panther - A Shot In The Dark (Full
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Additional Products:
    • Eight-Page Booklet

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 04/02/1999
"...A classic and one of Blake Edwards' best films..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"[A] marvelous showcase for Sellers..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Get ready for a "riotous" (Boxoffice) adventure as Peter Sellers returns as the hapless Inspector Clouseau in his second Pink Panther film. Introducing Herbert Lom as his long-suffering superior Dreyfus and Burt Kwouk as his mysterious manservant and sparring partner Cato, this frenetic comedy is "a series of laughs from beginning to end, with never a lull to catch your breath" (LA Herald-Examiner)!

Product Description:

Peter Sellers returns as the world's most accident-prone detective in the second film of Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series. When Maria Gambrelli (Elke Sommer), a parlormaid in the employ of Parisian plutocrat Benjamin Ballon (George Sanders), is accused of murdering her lover, Clouseau is assigned to the case. The bumbling detective insists on the young beauty's innocence--much to the dismay of Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom)--despite significant evidence to the contrary. Even after Maria is caught red-handed (holding bloody shears, to be precise) near the body of a murdered gardener, Clouseau remains intent on her innocence, and continues to free her from prison time and time again. When the corpse of the Ballons' former maid, Dudu (Ann Lynn), turns up, all evidence leads to Maria's involvement, but not, of course, in the eyes of the wily Clouseau. Clouseau takes care to thoroughly investigate every angle of the case (even if it does require a stakeout at a nudist colony) to nab the real killer. Or could it have been Maria all along'
Possibly the best entry in the long-running series, this rapid-fire farce is a showcase for Sellers, whose perfectly timed deadpan verbal mangling and virtuoso displays of physical ineptitude define comic genius. As always, the film is unimaginable without Henry Mancini's catchy score.

Plot Synopsis:

The second in the series of films involving bumbling French inspector Jacques Clouseau has the the inept detective trying to clear a maid accused of murdering her lover--even though all clues point to her.

Plot Keywords:

Detectives | Morons | Murder | Recommended | Slapstick | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: June 24, 1964.
  • Nine years after co-writing the hilarious A SHOT IN THE DARK, William Peter Blatty went on to pen what is arguably one of the scariest films of all time, THE EXORCIST.
  • A SHOT IN THE DARK features the first appearance of Chief Inspector Dreyfus, a recurring character in every Pink Panther film thereafter--always portrayed by actor Herbert Lom.

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  • UPC: 027616750129
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