Revenge Of The Pink Panther
(out of 5)
More hilarity from Blake Edwards and his brilliant star, Peter Sellers. After having been released from a mental hospital with a clean bill of health, Inspector Dreyfus (the always affable Herbert Lom) achieves his lifelong dream: killing Jacques Clouseau (Sellers) in an “accident” of his own design. Trouble is, the body that is found isn’t Clouseau’s, and as soon as our favourite goofy French detective realizes that an assassination was attempted on his life, he goes undercover and maintains his dead status in order to root out the villain. It’s a bit less funny than the last one, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, and the plot is weaker, but it’s still miles ahead of most other comedies. Edwards always has a way of making slapstick comedy classy in a way that no one since Chaplin has managed to achieve.
Directed by Blake Edwards
Cinematography by Ernest Day
Cast Tags: Adrienne Corri, Alec Bregonzi, Alfie Bass,André Maranne, Andrew Lodge, Andrew Sachs, Anthony Chinn, Arnold Diamond, Bernie R. Hickban, Brian Jackson, Burt Kwouk,Charles Augins, Christine Shaw, Danny Schiller, David King, Douglas Wilmer, Dyan Cannon, Elisabeth Welch, Ferdy Mayne, Fiesta Mei Ling, Frank Williams, Fredric Abbott, Graham Stark, Henry McGee, Herbert Lom, Irvin Allen, Jacqui Simm, John A. Tinn, John Bluthal, John Clive, John G. Heller, John Newbury, John Wyman, Julian Orchard, Keen Jing, Keith Hodiak, Kristopher Kum, Lon Satton, Margaret Anderson, Maria Charles, Maureen Tann, Me Me Lai, Michael Ward, Norman Hartley, Paul Antrim, Paul Stewart, Pepsi Maycock, Peter Sellers, Rita Webb, Robert LaBassiere, Robert Loggia, Robert Webber, Rosita Yarboy, Steve Plytas, Sue Lloyd, Tony Beckley, Valerie Leon