Curse of the Pink Panther

Curse of the Pink Panther. 1983.

  • Director: Blake Edwards
  • Duration: 109 minutes
  • Genre: comedy
Synopsis: Inspector Clouseau is still missing, and the President of the French Republic orders the detective's archival and madman Dreyfus to find him. Naturally, Dreyfus has no intention on finding him and cunningly hires the worst New York detective police body, Clifton Sleigh, to ensure that Clouseau will be forever missed. But Dreyfus will soon realize that his foolproof plan to get rid of his mortal enemy will probably not be as infallible as he thought.

Commentary:

This is the eigth film from the series about the Pink Panther, which began in 1963 with ‘The Pink Panther’ a movie starring Peter Sellers. This was followed by “A Shot in the Dark’ (1964), ‘Inspector Clouseau’ (1968) where Alan Arkin played the main role, ‘the Return of the Pink Panther “(1975) again with Sellers, ‘The Pink Panther strikes again’ (1976), ‘Revenge of the Pink Panther “(1978),’ Trail of the Pink Panther ‘(1982)’ Curse of the Pink Panther “(1983) with Ted Wass, ‘Son of the Pink Panther” (1993) with Roberto Benigni,’ The Pink Panther ‘(2006) and’ The Pink Panther 2 ‘(2006 ), both with the actor Steve Martin in the role of Clouseau.

‘Curse of the Pink Panther’ was distributed in Spain as ‘La maldición de la Pantera Rosa’ being the continuation of “Trail of the Pink Panther” (1982) a film with archival footage of previous titles of the series starring Peter Sellers, who died in 1980.

Just like most of the titles mentioned, ‘Curse of the Pink Panther’ is directed by the well-known film maker Blake Edwards, author of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961), ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ (1963) ‘The Party’ (1968), ‘Wild Rovers’ (1971), ’10’ (1979) or ‘Victor/Victoria’ (1982) among other feature films.

Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of production studio Filmótica.

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  • TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Producer United Artists, Titan Productions, Blake Edwards and Jewel Productions
  • Director Blake Edwards
  • Photography Dick Bush
  • Art Direction Alan Tomkins y John Siddall
  • Edition Robert Hathaway, Ralph E. Winters y Alan Jones
  • Music Henry Mancini
  • Sound designer Roy Charman y Gordon K. McCallum
  • Casting Ted Wass, David Nivel, Roger Moore, Robert Wagner, Capucine Herbert Lom, Robert Loggia, Joanna Lumley, Burt Kwouk, Leslie Ash, Graham Stark, André Maranne, Peter Arne, Patti Davis, Michael Elphick, Steve Franken, Ed Parker, Denise Crosby, Emma Walton, Herb Tanney, Pat Corley, William Hootkins, Donald Sumpter, Bill Nighy y Hugh Fraser