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A Shot In the Dark


Blake Edwards

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About the Movie

Get ready for a riotous adventure as Peter Sellers returns as the hapless Inspector Clouseau in his second Pink Panther film. Assigned to a high-profile murder case, Clouseau finds himself falling (literally) for the prime suspect - a beautiful maid named Maria, whose talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time almost rivals Clouseau's. But as the body count grows higher, and Maria's criminal record grows longer, Clouseau will have to find the real culprit quickly... or his career will be finite!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 30
  • Fresh: 28
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It is mad, but the wonderful dexterity and the air of perpetually buttressed dignity with which Mr. Sellers plays his role make what could quickly be monotonous enjoyable to the end. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Aug 7, 2012

Fresh: Sometimes the narrative is subordinated to individual bits of business and running gags but Sellers' skill as a comedian again is demonstrated. – Variety Staff, Variety, Aug 7, 2012

Fresh: The second Pink Panther film is a timeless piece of knockabout comic artistry and undoubtedly the best of the series. – Film4, Aug 7, 2012

Fresh: The original Pink Panther movie, and perhaps even the best. Sellars is, obviously, stellar. – Bob McCabe, Empire Magazine, Aug 7, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Peter Sellers is comic genius

I was shocked and ecstatic to find A Shot in the Dark on iTunes (and to buy, no less!). This is one of my favorite Pink Panther movies and is truly a classic comedy gem. I sincerely hope that they add the other good ones (Return, Revenge, Strikes Again). The Pink Panther is one of my all-time favorite comedy series thanks to my grandfather introducing me to them hot on the heels of Laurel and Hardy. A Shot in the Dark is hilariously funny (the nudist colony scene is particularly memorable), and Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau is brilliant. I highly recommend this movie.

peter sellers = (indescribable)

all of his pink panther movies are "must-see" movies. seriously. he captured a style of physical comedy that i doubt anyone will ever be able to reproduce.

My Favorite Pink Panther Movie

This is my favorite of the Clouseau movies. I loved everything about this movie. A true comedy gem.