Take 2: The Return of the Pink Panther

"I arrest you, Sir Charles Phantom, the notorious pink Lytton."

The Return of the Pink Panther sees Sellers reprise his role as Inspector Clouseau after a decade-long hiatus.

It’s not as original or as consistently funny as the other two but a lot of the jokes I remember from the series as a kid come from this film. Herbert Lom’s gun-shaped cigarette lighter gets me every time.

Having Lady Lytton laugh at Clouseau’s clumsy antics is a clever way to get the audience on her side, and when the reveal comes that she’s the thief you want her to get away with it.

Blake Edwards | 1975 | IMDB | Wikipedia