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A Shot in the Dark Poster
Released Runtime Category
1964 102 Comedy
Director Language
Blake Edwards English
Peter Sellers, George Sanders, Herbert Lom, Elke Sommer, Burt Kwouk

A Shot in the Dark

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What's it About
After a murder is reported at the palatial estate of Benjamin Ballon (Sanders), the batty, hopelessly inept Inspector Clouseau (Sellers) arrives on the scene. All of the evidence points to Ballon's sexy housemaid Maria Gambrelli (Sommer), but Clouseau — stricken by the woman's incandescent beauty — sets out to prove otherwise.
Why we love it
This hilarious second entry in the popular "Pink Panther" series finds pratfall artist Sellers tumbling into a pond, warding off nocturnal judo attacks from assistant Kato (Burt Kwouk) and trying to bed the woman he literally found holding a smoking gun. Sellers is at his nutty best the ravishing Sommer is slyly seductive and Lom makes us feel his pain in his first outing as Chief Inspector Dreyfus. If you're looking for a goofy murder mystery heavy on inspired sight gags, this "Shot" certainly hits the bull's-eye. 

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