from the start you just know that you’re in for a treat. Honestly…if
you’re unhappy, worried about life, girlfriend has changed sexuality
[or your mum] …don’t turn to drugs…watch this movie
in it’s entirety and you’ll be a changed man.
my honest opinion the best of the Panther movies and yes, I prefer it
to ‘Shot in the Dark’. It combines both physical humour
such as Dreyfus stepping on the rake with great comic lines such as
‘...relax, I'll get it...’
after cold cocking Cato when he went to answer the phone).
who was nearly bi-polar in real life, is in top form delivering a stunning
performance delivering lines that would do no justice here..simply side
the plot. It revolves round Clouseau’s former boss Dreyfus going
mad and holding the world to ransom in order to kill Clouseau. The stage
moves all round Europe from France to England and hence to Germany in
as Clouseau tries to catch up with his old boss – now nemesis.
Scenes that stand out include when Clouseau is leaving the special branch
office in London and takes the wrong door to announce,
old closet ploy..."
the whole interrogation scene, a sample of which is captured in the
clips on this page. Clouseau's repeated attempts to penetrate Dreyfus's
stronghold are akin to Wile E.Coyote's attempts to get Roadrunner...
femme fatale is also included in the guise of the smouldering Lesley
Ann Down – a Russian assassin – turned defector who has
orders to kill Clouseau. The final scene where Sellers in a moment of
passion tries to remove his clothing in a manner befitting Tom Jones
– only to end up with his tie stuck from his head – brilliant.
(Burt Kwouk) is his normal brilliant self - delivering every comic opportunity
brilliantly. In a role in which he became type cast, (appearing also
in the BBC series Tenko) he is both Clouseau's friend and foil - politically
incorrect now of course...my little yellow friend...
page is dedicated to Dr R.H.Wilson (no he's not dead)