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Curse of the Pink Panther

1983

Action / Comedy / Crime / Mystery

4.4

Synopsis

Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's worst detective, N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin.

Director

Blake Edwards

Cast

David Niven
as Sir Charles Litton
Robert Wagner
as George Lytton
Herbert Lom
as Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus
Joanna Lumley
as Countess Chandra
Capucine
as Lady Simone Litton
Roger Moore
as Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Burt Kwouk
as Cato Fong

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Dock-Ock 6 /10

A pleasant surprise

Ignore the negative press when viewing this. O.K., the movie cant hit the heights of either A shot in the dark or The Pink Panther Strikes Again, but it is a nice little film in it's own right. Firstly Ted Wass is good in the role of Clifton Sleigh, perhaps it is the fact that the character is too bumbling in the wrong direction that it doesn't work out. The stars of the show are again Herbert Lom and Joanna Lumley, and the sexy Leslie Ash in a Bond girl like role. The man who steals the show is surprisingly Roger Moore as the newly Plastic surgery clad Clouseau who is made up to look like, rather appropriately, Roger Moore. An hilarious twist which is something Clouseau would have gone in for. It is a pity Moore wasn't given the role of Clouseau out right because he is effective in the part and quite funny. An enjoyable little film.

Reviewed by tavm 6 /10

Curse of the Pink Panther was pretty entertaining despite no Sellers and the fate of his character here

Filmed right after Trail of the Pink Panther, Curse of the Pink Panther continues the storyline of finding both Chief Inspector Clouseau and the Pink Panther diamond. Since Dreyfus, however, would rather Clouseau was never found, he has someone from jail tell him how to fix it so a HAL-like computer finds the opposite of best detective in the world. That opposite would be Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass) from New York City. Meanwhile, a Countess Chandra (Joanna Lumley in her second consecutive Panther role) has the diamond and, it seems, an affair with a certain police detective...All right, I'll just say this right now: I didn't like the way Clouseau ended up in this movie being an accomplice to the Pink Panther theft and changing his face as well. I can't believe this is the way he would have behaved considering his sworn oath to upload the law (or luw). Having said that, I was very amused when he ended up looking like Roger Moore and how perfect was he when he did the Clouseau voice! Okay, moving on-I wasn't crazy about Sleigh when they first showed him disguising as a hooker in New York. Then he showed up at a Chicago airport during a windy storm with his umbrella almost swept up in it and I laughed a little. What got me on his side was that hilarious scene with an inflatable woman provided by Balls (Harvey Korman again) taking place at an outside French restaurant with once again another hilarious performance by the versatile Graham Stark as a bored waiter who can't keep his eyes off of the doll and Sleigh's attempts at blowing her up. There was also a hilarious fight scene between Clifton, some gangsters led by Robert Loggia, and a woman he just met named Juleta Shane-real name Julie Morgan (Leslie Ash) who later tries to bed Sleigh. Oh, and Korman was only fitfully amusing as Balls here though I did like the way he said "ca-ca". And besides David Niven and Capucine, it was nice to see Robert Wagner also show up as Niven's nephew George Lytton who's also from The original Pink Panther. One more appearance I was pleasantly surprised by was that of Pat Corley-best known to me as Phil the bartender on "Murphy Brown"-as Sleigh's frustrated superior in New York. He sounded different here but I recognized him just the same. Herbert Lom as Dreyfus still provides some laughs but Burt Kwouk as Cato was mostly wasted here especially when he wrestles with the American Sleigh at the now-Clouseau Museum apartment. So I guess overall, I really enjoyed Curse of the Pink Panther despite the absence of Sellers and what Edwards did with his character. Oh, and I wasn't crazy about the animated beginning credit sequence from Marvel Productions this time around though as always, the Henry Mancini theme is way cool. One more note: This was Niven's final film appearance as well as the final Panther stint for Andre Maranne as Sgt. Francois Duval. Since this movie bombed (or buumbed), you'd think Edwards was through with the Pink Panther series once and for all. Once again, you'd be wrong. P.S. Edwards' stepdaughter Emma Walton is an angry hooker here and his son Geoffrey (who also co-wrote the screenplay) is the voice of the computer Aldous. Next up, Son of the Pink Panther...

Reviewed by EmperorNortonII 7 /10

Clifton Sleigh Is No Clouseau

After Peter Sellers passed away, the producers of the "Pink Panther" franchise tried to carry on without their star. As evidenced in "Inspector Clouseau," having another actor play the bumbling French detective was not the answer. They tried to fill the void left by Sellers with old footage, in "Trail of the Pink Panther." Then they tried to introduce a new character, a counterpart to Clouseau. Thus was created "Curse of the Pink Panther." Ted Wass plays the newcomer, an amazingly inept New York cop named Clifton Sleigh, who is chosen to investigate Clouseau's disappearance. His act is loaded with slapstick, in attempt to copy Clouseau's style. However, it's not the same. Also appearing in "Curse" is a load of actors from all the previous "Pink Panther" movies, including Herbert Lom as Chief Inspector Dreyfus, Burt Kwouk as Kato, and David Niven as Sir Charles Lytton. Watch it if you must, but you'll be reminded of how Peter Sellers will be missed.

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