Watch Trail of the Pink Panther
- 1 hr 36 min
In "Trail of the Pink Panther" (1982), the famous Inspector Clouseau has gone missing and a journalist takes it upon herself to track down the beloved bumbling detective. Peter Sellers hilariously stars as Inspector Clouseau in this classic Pink Panther film. Police Chief Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is desperately seeking Clouseau's help in solving a string of robberies, but no one knows where he is. As they scramble to find him, a journalist named Marie Jouvet (Joanna Lumley) begins investigating his disappearance for a feature story. She travels to various parts of the world and interviews people who knew Clouseau best, but the jokingly incompetent inspector is nowhere to be found.
Marie's journey takes her from Paris to Gstaad, Switzerland, and eventually to the fictional country of Lugash where she meets the charming and debonair Sir Charles Lytton (David Niven), who just happens to be the notorious thief known as The Phantom. Lytton has long been Clouseau's nemesis and the source of his many mishaps.
As Marie digs deeper into Clouseau's life, she learns of his love affair with a beautiful Russian ballerina named Olga (Lesley-Anne Down), who left him heartbroken. She also meets Larocque (Graham Stark), Clouseau's loyal assistant, who regales her with tales of his boss's hilarious bloopers and blunders.
As Marie's investigation continues, it becomes more and more apparent that Clouseau may be gone for good. But the film takes on a new twist when footage from previous Pink Panther films featuring Sellers is used, making "Trail of the Pink Panther" a posthumous movie for the actor. The beloved character is brought to life through a clever combination of new footage and old clips, giving fans one last chance to laugh along with Sellers as Clouseau.
The movie features the classic comedic stylings that made the Pink Panther franchise so successful, including witty banter, bumbling slapstick, and ridiculous sight gags. The performances from the original cast are top-notch, with Sellers once again giving audiences an unforgettable portrayal of the clueless Inspector Clouseau.
Overall, "Trail of the Pink Panther" is a delightful romp through the world of the Pink Panther that is sure to entertain fans of the series. It's a fitting tribute to one of the most beloved comic actors of all time and a reminder of why the Pink Panther franchise has endured for so many decades.
Trail of the Pink Panther is a 1982 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8 and a MetaScore of 43.