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The Pink Panther (1963) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Blake Edwards and produced by Martin Jurow and Dick Crockett.

The Pink Panther was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2010.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringHenry ManciniNominated
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The Pink Panther (1963)

By Beatrice on Nov 27, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Pink Panther Directed by Blake Edwards Written by Maurice Richlin and Blake Edwards 1963/USA Mirisch-GE Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant Beautiful people, beautiful dresses, beautiful scenery … and Inspector Clouseau. The story is set in various locations in France and Italy. ... Read full article


The Pink Panther (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2015 From 4 Star Films

I came into the Pink Panther with a bit of prior knowledge about the franchise and Henry Mancini’s legendary theme music. In all honesty, the first film I ever saw in the series was A Shot in the Dark (1964). Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau is the undisputed star of that film which cam... Read full article


The Pink Panther (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2015 From 4 Star Films

I came into the Pink Panther with a bit of prior knowledge about the franchise and Henry Mancini’s legendary theme music. In all honesty, the first film I ever saw in the series was A Shot in the Dark (1964). Peter Sellers‘ Inspector Clouseau is the undisputed star of that film which cam... Read full article


The Pink Panther, Silent Films, and Me

By Angela on Jan 8, 2014 From Hollywood Revue

Like so very many people, I spent a good amount of my childhood watching cartoons.? I remember being fond of Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker, but my favorite was definitely the Pink Panther.? Oh, did I ever love the Pink Panther!? In my book, he was the funniest of the cartoon characters I watched a... Read full article


The Pink Panther

By RBuccicone on Mar 6, 2013 From MacGuffin Movies

The Pink Panther (1964) It is not my favorite of the franchise, but The Pink Panther is a treasure all on it’s own. This first in the series brought to everyone’s attention Peter Sellers‘ brilliant character Inspector Jacques Clouseau. But the part of the bumbling French detective ... Read full article


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Simone Clouseau: If I'm not being too nosy your highness, I read somewhere there was some dispute over the ownership of the Pink Panther.
Princess Dala: It belongs to me. It was a gift from my late father. I shall never surrender it.
Sir Charles Lytton: Why should you?
Princess Dala: When the present government seized power, they claimed the diamond was the property of the people. There's even some talk of the international court deciding the issue.
Sir Charles Lytton: I'll tell you what, why don't I steal the diamond, leave that old glove or whatever it is behind, and you and I can split the insurance.
Princess Dala: All right.
George Lytton: I feel like dancing.
[to Princess Dala]
George Lytton: Your Highness?
Princess Dala: I'd love to.
Sir Charles Lytton: [to Simone] How about you, Madame?
Simone Clouseau: Yes, of course.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Your leg is better, Sir. Charles?
Sir Charles Lytton: What?
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: I say your leg is better.
Sir Charles Lytton: Oh, yes. Much better. Thank you.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: You know, Mr. Tucker...
[scalds his hand]
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Argh!
[put his burnt hand into Mr. Tucker's beer]
Tucker: That's my beer, old man.


Princess Dala: [tipsy from champagne] When I went on my first zsrafari... frazari... wild animal hunt.


[Having made her tipsy with champagne, Sir Charles Lytton kisses Princess Dala]
Princess Dala: If I were my father, I'd have you tortured.
Sir Charles Lytton: No. If you were your father, I doubt very much if I would have kissed you.


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The Pink Panther diamond is named not only for its color, but also for a tiny pink flaw shaped like a panther. The overall pink however would make the Panther a very rare Type-IIa diamond, in which some colors are absorbed not by impurities as in most other colored stones but by a misalignment of crystal structure at the molecular level caused by tectonic pressure during formation ('plastic deformation'). Though there are about a dozen large pink diamonds of name in the world, there has never been an actual "Pink Panther".
The second Clouseau film, A Shot in the Dark, was released only three months after this film.
The role of Inspector Clouseau was originally offered to Peter Ustinov. Despite being relatively unknown internationally, Peter Sellers was offered the part, and was paid 90,000 pounds.
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