Cinema: Pale Pussycat

THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN

Directed by BLAKE EDWARDS

Screenplay by FRANK WALDMAN and BLAKE EDWARDS

You will recall that the last we saw of Inspector Clouseau he had succeeded in 1) solving the jewel theft that was the central issue in The Return of the Pink Panther and 2) driving his immediate superior, Chief Inspector Dreyfus, completely, totally, padded-cell mad.

As The Pink Panther Strikes Again opens we find poor Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) recovering very nicely. Indeed, on this very day he is about to be released from the sanitarium. Alas for his hopes, but good...

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