History Film / AShotInTheDark

18th Mar '17 8:56:08 AM jamespolk
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* IconicSequelCharacter: With this film promoting Clouseau from a supporting character to star of the series, Kato and Dreyfus were introduced as his manservant and his eternally frustrated boss, respectively.



* NakedFreakOut: When Clouseau and Maria Gambrelli are [[spoiler:caught naked in public]].

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* NakedFreakOut: When Clouseau and Maria Gambrelli are [[spoiler:caught caught naked in public]].public.
* NakedPeopleTrappedOutside: Clouseau and Maria make a hasty retreat from the nudist resort, but then realize they have another problem.



* SummationGathering: Subverted; Clouseau has no idea who the killer is, and is just hoping they'll expose themselves by panicking.

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* SummationGathering: Subverted; Clouseau has no idea who the killer is, and is just hoping they'll expose themselves by panicking. Further parodied when he loses his train of thought during the summation and has to ask the butler what he was talking about.
21st Jan '17 11:40:37 PM JackG
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Maria keeps turning up at the scene of a murder, holding the murder weapon. Clouseau takes this as evidence that she's innocent.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Maria keeps turning up at the scene of a murder, holding the murder weapon. Clouseau takes this as [[NeverTheObviousSuspect evidence that she's innocent.innocent]].
14th Jan '17 1:52:52 PM Statzkeen
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* HandOrObjectUnderwear: {{Invoked}}. Clouseau borrows a guitar to hold in front of his groin when he's at a nudist colony.
8th May '16 11:18:39 PM JackG
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Maria keeps turning up at the scene of a murder, holding the murder weapon. Clouseau takes this as evidence that she's innocent.


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* SummationGathering: Subverted; Clouseau has no idea who the killer is, and is just hoping they'll expose themselves by panicking.
1st Apr '16 3:24:05 AM Mdumas43073
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Creator/PeterSellers), now single, is called to the estate of the aristocratic Benjamin Ballon (Creator/GeorgeSanders) to investigate the murder of Ballon's chauffeur. Clouseau's judgment is immediately clouded by his infatuation with the prime suspect, the maid Maria Gambrelli (Elke Sommer), even as more murders pile up around her. His bungling drives his boss, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), to homicidal madness. In the meantime, we also meet Cato Fong (Burt Kwouk), Clouseau's Chinese manservant, who -- on Clouseau's orders -- keeps springing surprise martial arts attacks on him.

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Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Creator/PeterSellers), now single, is called summoned to the estate of the aristocratic Benjamin Ballon (Creator/GeorgeSanders) to investigate the murder of Ballon's chauffeur. Clouseau's judgment is immediately clouded by his infatuation with the prime suspect, the maid Maria Gambrelli (Elke Sommer), even as more murders pile up around her. His bungling drives his boss, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), to homicidal madness. In the meantime, we also meet Cato Fong (Burt Kwouk), Clouseau's Chinese manservant, who -- on Clouseau's orders -- keeps springing surprise martial arts attacks on him.
1st Apr '16 3:22:50 AM Mdumas43073
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* BeleagueredAssistant: Hercule Lajoy is this to Clouseau. The character didn't appear in subsequent films, also his actor (Graham Stark) did return [[YouLookFamiliar in other roles]].

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* BeleagueredAssistant: Hercule Lajoy is this to Clouseau. The character didn't appear in subsequent films, also although his actor (Graham Stark) did return [[YouLookFamiliar in other roles]].
1st Apr '16 3:11:24 AM Mdumas43073
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Loosely adapted from a 1961 Broadway play of the same name, which was itself based on a French play called ''L'Idiote (The Idiot)'' and featured a cast including Creator/WilliamShatner, Julie Harris, and Creator/WalterMatthau (who won a Tony Award for his performance). Director Creator/BlakeEdwards co-wrote the screenplay adaptation with William Peter Blatty, who later went on to write ''Literature/TheExorcist''.

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Loosely adapted from a 1961 Broadway play of the same name, which was itself based on a French play called ''L'Idiote (The Idiot)'' and featured a cast including Creator/WilliamShatner, Julie Harris, and Creator/WalterMatthau (who won a Tony Award for his performance). Director Creator/BlakeEdwards co-wrote wrote the screenplay adaptation with William Peter Blatty, who later went on to write ''Literature/TheExorcist''.
31st Mar '16 1:32:47 PM Mdumas43073
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* OhCrap: Dreyfus, when he's told that Clouseau has been assigned to the case.
31st Mar '16 1:30:31 PM Mdumas43073
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* DolledUpInstallment: The original play had nothing to do with Clouseau, but after the success of the first ''Pink Panther'' film the adaptation was written to incorporate him as the lead character.
31st Mar '16 1:26:26 PM Mdumas43073
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Creator/PeterSellers), now single, is called to the estate of the aristocratic Benjamin Ballon (Creator/GeorgeSanders) to solve the murder of Ballon's chauffeur. Clouseau's judgment is immediately clouded by his infatuation with the prime suspect, the maid Maria Gambrelli (Elke Sommer), even as more murders pile up around her. His bungling drives his boss, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), to homicidal madness. In the meantime, we also meet Cato Fong (Burt Kwouk), Clouseau's Chinese manservant, who -- on Clouseau's orders -- keeps springing surprise martial arts attacks on him.

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Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Creator/PeterSellers), now single, is called to the estate of the aristocratic Benjamin Ballon (Creator/GeorgeSanders) to solve investigate the murder of Ballon's chauffeur. Clouseau's judgment is immediately clouded by his infatuation with the prime suspect, the maid Maria Gambrelli (Elke Sommer), even as more murders pile up around her. His bungling drives his boss, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), to homicidal madness. In the meantime, we also meet Cato Fong (Burt Kwouk), Clouseau's Chinese manservant, who -- on Clouseau's orders -- keeps springing surprise martial arts attacks on him.
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