Taglines: The Newest and Funniest ‘Panther’ of them all.
The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau. Each interviewee Dreyfus, Sir Charles & Lady Lytton (an ex-wife of Clouseau), George Lytton, Hercule Lajoy (assistant in “A Shot In The Dark”), and Cato tell of their run-ins with Clouseau.
She is also kidnapped by mobster Bruno Langlois who doesn’t want Clouseau found but she continues and finds Clouseau Sr., Clouseau’s father. Is Clouseau alive or is he dead? Each interview has not-yet-seen or famous clips from the previous movies (since Peter Sellers has sadly passed away) as Marie continues to get a honest view or impression of the great French detective.
Trail of the Pink Panther is a 1982 British comedy film starring Peter Sellers. It was the seventh film in The Pink Panther series, the first film in the series following Sellers’ death and also the last in which he appeared as Inspector Clouseau. Sellers died before production began. His performance consists only of deleted scenes from previous films.
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Starring: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Herbert Lom, David Niven, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Richard Mulligan, Graham Stark, Marne Maitland
Screenplay by: Frank Waldman
Production Design by: Peter Mullins
Cinematography by: Dick Bush
Film Editing by: Alan Jones
Costume Design by: Patricia Edwards
Set Decoration by: Jack Stephens
Art Direction by: Tim Hutchinson, John Siddall, Alan Tomkins
Music by: Henry Mancini
Distributed by: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, United Artists
Release Date: December 17, 1982