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Released Runtime Category
1964 115 Comedy
Director Language
Blake Edwards English
Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Claudia Cardinale

The Pink Panther

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What's it About

Sir Charles Lytton (Niven) is an ultra-suave jewel thief with his eye on the invaluable Pink Panther, a gem belonging to an Indian princess. Tailed by the bumbling, pratfall-prone Inspector Clouseau (Sellers) at an Alpine ski resort where Princess Dala (Cardinale) is lodging, Lytton will stop at nothing to nab the bauble. But the arrival of Sir Charles's college-age nephew George (Wagner) complicates matters.

Why we love it

The great Blake Edwards inaugurated the farcical "Panther" series in 1964 with this zesty comedy caper starring David Niven as a covetous, Cary Grant-like jewel thief. But it was Peter Sellers's brilliant performance as clumsy Inspector Clouseau — the very opposite of Niven's refined, urbane criminal — that made this a madcap classic. Goofy and fun, with an indelible, Oscar-nominated score by Henry Mancini.

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BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"