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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Pink Panther
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Claudia Cardinale, Brenda De Banzie

Inspector Jacques Clouseau, famous jewel thief "The Phantom" and the lady who owns the world's largest diamond try to outwit each other at a posh ski resort. This sophisticated but unspectacular caper movie introduced the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, although Peter Sellers hasn't quite perfected the character at this stage. The film also gave us Henry Mancini's unforgettable title theme and Pink Panther, the animated character. Followed by A Shot in the Dark and several other sequels.