Take 2: The Pink Panther

"Take your filthy hands off my asp!"

The Peter Sellers marathon continues, or perhaps I should call it ‘films I used to find hilarious as a kid’. I haven’t grown up that much so it’s still hilarious.

What’s interesting about this one is that it’s more of an ensemble film than the later instalments, before Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau became the focus of the series. He steals the show but the film is never really about him.

It’s in many ways a flawed film that spends quite a lot of time doing very little, but it’ll always have a place in my heart. As will Claudia Cardinale.

Blake Edwards | 1963 | IMDB | Wikipedia