History Film / AShotInTheDark

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.
31st Mar '16 1:26:03 PM Mdumas43073
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Creator/PeterSellers), now single, is called to the aristocratic Ballon household to solve a murder. His judgment is immediately clouded by his infatuation with the prime suspect, 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 household (Creator/GeorgeSanders) to solve a murder. His 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.



* ThirtySecondBlackout: The blackout lasts only five seconds and leaves the whole Ballon mansion in pitch darkness.



* ThirtySecondBlackout: The blackout lasts only five seconds and leaves the whole Ballon mansion in pitch darkness.
31st Mar '16 1:23:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* MasterOfDisguise: Clouseau ''tries'' to be this, anyway.
31st Mar '16 1:21:48 PM Mdumas43073
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* InstrumentalThemeTune: Once again composed by Music/HenryMancini. It was later used as the theme for ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'' cartoon series.
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