Director(s): Blake Edwards
Country: USA, UK
IMDB Rating: 7.2
The trademark of The Phantom, a reknowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantoms exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for Switzerland, where the famous Lugashi jewel The Pink Panther is going to be. However, he does not know who The Phantom really is, or for that matter who anyone else really is...
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(20 May 2013)
The original and still the best title from the long-running series, THE PINK PANTHER (1963) is filled with director Blake Edwards' successful concoction of hilarious free-for-all slapstick sequences and sly, subtle comedy screenwriting.When the beautiful Middle-Eastern Princess Dala (Claudia Cardinale) leaves her homeland and takes the priceless 'Pink Panther' diamond necklace with her, she becomes a ripe target for a notorious, high-society jewel thief. Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) and his gorgeous wife Simone (Capucine) are dispatched to the ski lodge where the Princess is holidaying to try and expose the thief. But unbeknowst to Clouseau, the thief is closer than he ever thought possible...and his own wife is in on the plot!Co-starring David Niven as the suave cat-burglar, Robert Wagner as his nephew; and singing sensation Fran Jeffries, THE PINK PANTHER is an endless comedy delight that only improves each time you see it. Marvel at the comic genius that was Peter Sellers, revel in the unmatched European grace and beauty of Capucine, and swing along to the catchy Henry Mancini score.A no-brainer purchase. This belongs on every movie shelf.
(20 May 2013)
Jewel thief David Niven, father of Kipis back and at odds with Chief Inspec-tor Jacques Clouseau again! Great followupand almost as funny but too many guest ap-pearances to keep up with. This and A Shotin the Dark would have been sufficient butthe franchise tried too hard to milk morelughs out of this Series, after each heartattack Brit. funnyman Sellers had.
(13 May 2013)
This review is from: The Pink Panther (Collector's Edition) (DVD) Peter Sellers with his Inspector Clouseau character from "A SHOT IN THE DARK." But, the main billing goes to David Niven. That surprised me as I had forgotten most of the film, with the exception of Peter Sellers. I enjoy this version compared to the recent Steve Martin remake versions. Sellers cannot be replaced. And Niven, as a main character love interest, is something I don't remember. But, it is all fun and Sellers steals the movie.
(13 May 2013)
I've seen this for the second time last night. It is unbelievable funny at what Peter Sellers' Jacques Clouseau does as he is so hysterically clumsy as he gathers up all the clues to try to put the mark on the notorious phantom whom David Niven is suspected. In the courtroom sequence, a hilarious event occurs and it is too good to spoil. You must see it for yourself.I've seen every Pink Panther movie Peter Sellers was in, and this one may be ranked as a top hit, if not above "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" which is a must! Both of these are! If you want to see how Clouseau's Pink Panther search gets started, start here! Get ready to laugh out loud, too!
(12 May 2013)
Blake Edwards was at the top of his form when he created this film, which boasts of an excellent cast. Also, the music by Henri Mancini was perfect in establishing the various moods in each scene and, of course, the title theme has become iconic (Henri Mancini and John Williams, because of their film scores, are the two recognized by most people). The film has two elements, which complement one another. One is a highly sensual element due to a combination of music, setting, acting (between David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine and some of the extras). Note that even though this element is highly sensual, at no stage does it generate into the pornographic, something that Hollywood directors, nowadays, are incapable of preventing themselves. The second, of course, is the now iconic klutz Inspector Clouseau. His "slapstick," for lack of a better term, is not excessive, which makes it superbly timed and hilarious. Contrast the balancing of the elements in the film with the subsequent buffonery in subsequent Pink Panther films.
Laurens Heinen (11 May 2013)
I donÂ´t agree with the people who put this movie behind itÂ´s follow-upsjustbecause it doesnÂ´t contain as many jokes from Peter Sellers. Mind you thatthis movie contains much more. Not only are there the ridiculouscircumstances in which capt. Clouseau, his wife, the diamond thief and theothers find themselves, there is even a little tension about what willhappen to the jewel thief. This film was definitely good enough to launchÂ¨the Pink PantherÂ¨ but I assure you it will do more. The whole film, with aclimax in the ending, will give you a great laugh.
(08 May 2013)
This review is from: The Pink Panther (DVD) My wife and I were planning to gather the kids (age 6 - 9) and see a good family movie. I was disappointed to find the movie rather slow and boring. It lacked the hummer Peter Sellers usually brings to the screen. It also lacked any form of thrill or suspense, which could be associated with most robberies.
(08 May 2013)
I just got this movie for my dad for Christmas. I think he will love it :) it came so fast! :D thanks!
estabansmythe (07 May 2013)
This original "Pink Panther" is unique. It's as stylish andsophisticated as it is slapstick. Form the first "ting, ting ting" ofComposer Henry Mancini's suave, adult & sophisticated score to theclassy, upscale locales, this is a classy, adult film.And amidst it all, we have Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau, aserious detective who is desperately, frustratingly in love with hiswife, the ravishing Capucine. BTW, Capucine plays slapstick almost aswell as Sellers, unique for such a strikingly beautiful actress.The contrast between the incredible locations, the settings, thebeautiful clothes and people, and the innocent bumbling and ineptitudeof Clouseau is sheer brilliance.This is one of the finest, most brilliant comedies of the pasthalf-century! Too bad so many of its viewers can't grasp it'swonderful, inspired four-star classic brilliance.
(07 May 2013)
Disappointing - perhaps because I saw it after seeing the second movie in the series, A SHOT IN THE DARK, which is absolutely terrific. The "Pink Panter," of course, is a world famous diamond belonging to a royal princess; Peter Sellers as the inept Inspector Clouseau is charged with protecting it. David Niven (in cahoots with Clouseau's wife) is out to steal it.There is too much emphasis on the plot and not enough on Sellers; besides, all Sellers seems to do is trip over things. Clouseau is just an emerging character here - it's hard to even say he's the main character - and director Edwards would do better in the aforementioned sequel where he pays less attention to the "story" and more to the wonderfully comic Sellers as Clouseau.
(05 May 2013)
This review is from: The Pink Panther (DVD) Well, to chip in my two cents, I've been a Pink Panther / Shot in the Dark fan for years and late this year I decided it was time to start collecting my own copies. However, I ended up buying just this one film. I'm sure I will pick up the sequels and Shot in the Dark sooner or later, but there are just certain elements and qualities to this first film that I find myself drawn toward. I'm not sure whether it's the snowy European setting with skiing and fancy resort hotel (and it's interior scenes), the qualities in the main characters, the leading ladies and the light romances that take place, the pacing, the way Clouseau is portrayed in this film (in contrast to later films), or perhaps it's all of that and more. What I do know is that it's great fun and I enjoy every moment of it. Hopefully, if you haven't seen it yet, you will too.I wanted to also add that I've seen a small bit of the re-make with Steve Martin. Small, because after three or four scenes, it became clear just how poorly he was in doing Clouseau's character. Initially, I thought it had to be some kind of joke or possibly a horrible mistake.The original Pink Panther is and probably always will be one of a kind.
(04 May 2013)
I am a Peter Sellers fan and LOVE the whole Pink Panther series. Even the newer films (made after his death) are fun, but no one matches the comedy of Sellers. For a long time this was probably my least favorite of the Panther films, simply because Sellers is not in it quite as much as the others (and Clouseau is my favorite character of all time); however, in recent months it has become my favorite (to my most pleasant surprise). This movie has a brilliant story and wonderful characters. The movie also just has a certain feel to it; an atmosphere (if you will) that is just grand. When Peter does pop his head in it is pure comic genius and adds the perfect element to the movie. When I watched it again for the first time in years I laughed so hard it was actually like it was the first time. Now the movie is my favorite of the series.This title is a must watch because it sets the stage for all the rest and introduces many details of the Clouseau character that will be referenced in other films but which may not be always acted upon. All the characters in this movie are great!One of my favorite scenes is of the beautiful Fran Jeffries who sings the Italian version of the song Meglio Stasera (or It Had Better Be Tonight) in a ski lodge amidst a small crowd of people, including Sellers. Great scene! Beautiful song! And Seller's brief comic interchange with Jeffries is perfect. A delightful musical scene that had me rewinding a couple of times. Unfortunately, the musical number was never included on any of the soundtrack albums (the albums only included the instrumental and choral vocal arrangement in English), so I made my own copy direct off the DVD and burned it to a CD-R and love to play it in my car now, but I would still love to find a professional quality recording of this song. It is the best version I've ever heard of it and my current favorite song!This is a great movie! It's quite lengthy too, but just perfect! Sellers is amazing, as usual and all of the characters just lovely! For those of you not familiar with this title in the series, it does NOT contain appearances by Clouseau's superior, Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus (played by Herbert Lom) or Clouseau's faithful man-servant, Cato Fong (played by Burt Kwouk). Some of the other favorites of later films are also not in the first installment (like Professor Auguste Balls, played by Graham Stark - who also played the role of Hercule Lajoy, Clouseau's assistant at the office). Still, the first movie is great and worth watching or adding to your Seller's collection.I must note that all of the Pink Panther movies that feature Sellers are magnificent! The only title in the series that is a bit less than spectacular is Trail of the Pink Panther. This was shot after Seller's death and includes mostly flashbacks of older films. There is some new footage in that picture not seen in other films that is just brilliant, but those are shown first and the rest of movie is pieced together with flashbacks so it's not like watching a new movie. It's also, sadly, the first of the series that contained blatant (although very brief) nudity (two topless giggling girls in an old-fashioned wine press); this, in my opinion, degraded the film from it's original family-comedy nature, but what are ya gonna do? Still worth having in the collection (for the first quarter of the film, which features original Sellers material), but not the best of the bunch.The movies that were made following Peter's death were mostly funny (and had that Blake Edwards touch to them) but lacked Peter's style and feel, which only he could bring to the picture. It just wasn't the same without him. Now Steve Martin is going to attempt the role of Clouseau in a new Pink Panther film. We'll see how it goes. Martin is a very funny and talented guy, though his French accent is not like Sellers'. Peter had a unique French accent that was as funny as the character itself. Martin's accent is too much like ordinary French. Unfortunately (though I truly hope I am wrong), I expect it will probably be the dud that the (non-Panther) movie "Inspector Clouseau" was when Alan Arkin tried to claim the role and, in my opinion, failed.
(27 April 2013)
A delightful comedy film with the world's most clumsy police detective "Inspector Clouseau" sent to a ski resort to protect the worlds most valuable diamond from the mysterious thief the "Phantom." Unaware his own wife is in cahoots with the crook! Very entertaining comic story with a hilarious finish at a costume ball. An instant classic.
ExpendableMan (27 April 2013)
I re-watched this today alongside 'A Shot In The Dark' and 'Revenge ofthe Pink Panther' having got the DVD box-set for Christmas as I havevery fond memories of watching the series as a child and laughingmyself stupid. But in all honesty, this original is one of the worstand is certainly nowhere near the 'laugh-out-loud-constantly' anarchyof later entries in the series.And the reason for this is simple, Peter Sellers as the bumblingInspector Jacques Clouseau does not get enough screen time. This filmwas crafted as an ensemble comedy and Sellers, while obviously the mostendearing character, plays a secondary role to David Niven and RobertWagner, who play the uncle and nephew thieves attempting to steal thefabled diamond, with the help of Clouseau's wife of all people.Needless to say, this could have been pulled off if Niven and Wagner'scharacters weren't two of the most snobbish and egotistical creeps ofall time. Clouseau's good natured but stupid behaviour makes him themost endearing character of all, the fact that his own wife is aidingthe villains makes him even more sympathetic and the end result ishighly unsatisfying when Niven and Wagner get away with their crime,because the female characters are just so terribly, terribly besottedwith them. So Sellers gets very little screen time and the two arrogantcriminals you want to see getting their comeuppance walk scott freeafter framing him.Stick to the sequels, aside from the madcap party scene at the climax,this is nowhere near as funny, charming or satisfying at all.
LeRoyMarko (27 April 2013)
I don't think I would place this one in my top-10 of the best comediesevermake, but it's still a very entertaining piece of work. Peter Sellerssurpass David Niven, who was suppose to be the main star of the film. Goodslapstick humor that will be copy (usually wrongfully) by a lot of othermovies to come.Out of 100, I gave The Pink Panther 82. That's good for *** out of****.Seen at home, in Toronto, on July 15th, 2002.
(27 April 2013)
This one started one of the most successful series of comedy films in film history. Peter Sellers is great and so is the story. Steve Martin's 2006 release doesn't hold up to this one. I've enjoyed all of the Pink Panther films. I highly recommend it.
msjlong (25 April 2013)
The Pink Panther is one of the funniest and most charming films of the 60sshowing director Blake Edwards at his best. Peter Sellers' InspectorClouseau is only one of several main characters but there are manymarvellous slapstick moments.
(25 April 2013)
This review is from: The Pink Panther (1963) (Amazon Instant Video) I'm surprised this was rated so high on lists of Pink Panther movies. Perhaps out of 'historical respect'? It was really pretty bland and I had to force the rest of the family to stay with it for the sparse moments of ha-ha time. I didn't recall much of the story from my childhood experiences of Pink Panther films, and now I know why. Very little was memorable.
Geeky Randy (22 April 2013)
Gimmicky and overlong crime-comedy about the mysterious jewel thief,The Phantom, attempting to steal The Pink Panther, a valuable pinkjewel. Sellers steals the show as Insp. Jacques Clouseau, the man incharge of finding The Phantom, who's not only held back by thecleverness of the thief but also the clumsiness of himself. Niven isfun as the lead role, but takes up too much screen-time with anuninteresting back-story involving his affair with Clouseau's wife(Capucine) and his punk nephew (Wagner). Many characters grow more andmore cruel, selfish and unlikable towards an ending that is moreslapstick than witty. Sellers and the Switzerland setting are hugepluses in a heavily dated comedy. A bit of a dull start, but worthy ofcontinuing to A SHOT IN THE DARK which came out only three months afterthis film's premiere!**Â½ (out of four)
Master A. (22 April 2013)
Go for the laugh. Its a silly comedy which doesn't require much brains.The film has its moments; just grab some popcorn and enjoy the flick.
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