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The Return of the Pink Panther

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The Return of the Pink Panther
Theatrical Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Blake Edwards
Release Date 1975
Language English
Studio Incorporated Television Company (ITC)
Jewel Productions
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
Insp. Jacques Clouseau Peter Sellers
Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus Herbert Lom
Lady Claudine Litton Catherine Schell
Sir Charles Litton Christopher Plummer
Cato Fong Burt Kwouk

The Return of the Pink Panther is the third film in the Pink Panther movie series to be directed by Blake Edwards and marked the return of Peter Sellers to the role of Inspector Clouseau (Alan Arkin appeared as the character in 1968's Inspector Clouseau). The 1975 sequel follows Clouseau as he investigates a second theft of the Pink Panther diamond. While officially part of the movie series, rights issues have kept this film from being included in certain Pink Panther video collection releases.

The following weapons were used in the film The Return of the Pink Panther:

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver is seen held by a bank robber at the film's beginning.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
The revolver can be seen above the Monkey


A bank security officer is seen pulling what appears to be an M1911A1 on the escaping thieves, but is soon knocked unconscious by Clouseau.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
A bank security officer chambering the M1911A1.

Beretta M1934

Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) keeps what appears to be a Beretta M1934 in his desk drawer which he confuses with a cigarette lighter that is also shaped like the handgun. Hilarity ensues!

Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP
Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) uses the lighter that resembles the pistol.
Dreyfus finds he holds the lighter on Clouseau instead of the pistol.
Dreyfus takes what he thinks is the lighter.
"I put the real one in the bottom drawer. See?" Dreyfus holding the pistol sideways.

Luger P08

Sir Charles Litton (Christopher Plummer) takes a Luger P08 from Pepi (Graham Stark) and holds it on him.

Luger P'08 pistol - 9x19mm
Sir Charles Litton (Christopher Plummer) with the Luger P08.

Browning Hi-Power

The men who find Pepi in the auxiliary gas tank pull Browning Hi-Power handguns on him.

Browning Hi-Power 9mm.
Two Browning Hi-power pistols.
A thug carrying what appears to be a Browning Hi-Power.

FN Model 22

An FN Model 22 appears to be the pistol pulled by Col. Sharky (Peter Arne). The movie version does not have the external extractor of the Model 22, but since the gun is never fired it's possible it's a rubber prop.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
The pistol held by Col. Sharky (Peter Arne).
Sideview of the pistol.

M1 Carbine

A breakdown model of the M1 Carbine is used (sometimes with a suppressor) by Chief Inspector Dreyfus.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WW2, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
The carbine being assembled.
Closeup of the large suppressor on the carbine.
Dreyfus with the scoped carbine.


The thief uses a scoped crossbow of uknown model during the Pink Panther heist.

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The thief recocks the crossbow by manipulating the stock.

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