Trail of the Pink Panther

Theatrical Release: December 17, 1982
DVD Release: January 31, 2006
Trail of the Pink Panther


This is the sixth in the Pink Panther series. 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 and Lady Lytton (and ex-wife of Clouseau) and George Lytton, Hercule Lajoie (assistant in “A Shot In The Dark”) and Cato tells of their run-ins with Clouseau. Is Clouseau alive or is he dead? Each interview has unshown 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…

Dove Review

As Peter Sellers had died by this time, this film is made up of archival scenes with Clouseau, and a plot in which the Pink Panther is stolen again, and Clouseau apparently goes down in a plane enroute to try and crack the case. The film has its funny moments with Clouseau uttering his famous line, “I know THAT!” The scene in which he accidentally starts an office fire with his pipe is hilarious, and especially when the viewer learns the scene isn’t really finished when it appears so. However, there is nudity in the film and this cannot be approved for families under Dove’s content rating. It’s too bad as this is the one scene which prevents its approval. When Sellers was alive, almost every “Pink Panther” film was approved, but sadly this movie without him doesn’t meet Dove’s approval.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Several fights.
Sex: Sexual innuendos here and there in film.
Language: OMG-2; H-2; BS-4; A-3.
Violence: Several fights.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking.
Nudity: Bare breasts of women shown while stomping grapes. Cleavage. Women in bikinis.
Other: None


Company: MGM/UA
Director: Blake Edwards
Producer: Blake Edwards
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter