The Pink Panther (1963)


Blake Edwards directs David Niven, Peter Sellers and Claudia Cardinale in this bedroom farce about a gentleman thief trying to steal a diamond from a beautiful princess under the watchful eye of a clumsy inspector. 

I’m not sure it makes a lick of sense but I like Niv and Cardinale, and loves Sellers. Too much time is restricted to one hotel room set, too much of Robert Wagner’s pointless young buck is inflicted upon us. Take half an hour of those elements out and you’d have a perfect slapstick pleasure full of froth and beauty.


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