SHOT IN THE DARK, A (1964)
The first "return of the Pink Panther" finds bumbling Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) investigating a series of murders in which every clue points to the maid, bombshell Elke Sommer. Ever oblivious, Clouseau distrusts everyone except the obvious suspect, even notoriously accusing George Sanders of killing someone "in a rit of fealous jage." Adapted from plays by Harry Kurnitz and Marcel Achard, the Pink Panther's comeback introduced the first appearance of franchise regulars Kato (Burt Kwouk) and Commissioner Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who quips, "Give me 10 men like Clouseau and I could destroy the world." DIR/SCR/PROD Blake Edwards, SCR William Peter Blatty, from plays by Harry Kurnitz and Marcel Achard. U.S./UK, 1964, color, 102 min. NOT RATED
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