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Second in the "Pink Panther" series
on 8 December 2011
Heralding the future success of two new characters - Herbert Lom as his boss, Police Commissioner Charles Dreyfus and Burt Kwouk's Cato as his valet - who made their first appearances in this, the second of the "Pink Panther" series starred Peter Sellers again as the hapless Inspector Clouseau; they would continue as integral features of future films.
Clouseau bumbles his clueless way through a murder investigation this time leading to a successful and stunning solution meeting Elke Sommer along the way whose beauty, of course, sways him not an inch.
Completed and premiered less than a year after the first film and full of glorious gags with Sellers at his best, ably supported by Lom's unsuccessful attempts to control him and Cato's surprise attacks to keep him on his toes, it is an excellent example of cinema humour of all kinds. A laugh (or two) a minute.
The DVD was difficult to obtain for a while but now, at under £2.00 (a cup of cinema coffee), it will provide hours of laughter. A classic.