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Shot in the Dark, A (1964) Movie Information

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Blake Edwards


Peter Sellers
Elke Sommer
George Sanders
Herbert Lom
Tracy Reed
Graham Stark





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A sexy parlor maid is accused of killing her lothario lover. Enter the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, who's intent on proving the young beauty's innocence even though the evidence indicates otherwise.

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Snoogans 11/14/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The first in the series to feature Clouseau as the main character. The inspired silliness and stupidity is really funny. My favorite of the series.

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mitchellyoung 10/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is the follow-up to The Pink Panther, easily confused since it came out the same year. I actually think it's funnier than the first film and contains many of the most classic and memorable Clousseau sequences.

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TheWolf 08/20/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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A Shot in the Dark came out the same year as The Pink Panther, the film that introduced the world to the bumbling French detective Inspector Clouseau. In this second installment, a man has been murdered and all the evidence points directly to the beautiful Elke Sommer (including the murder weapon, which she's holding as she stands over the body!). Clouseau, of course, insists she's innocent and that he will prove it! Which just accelerates the process of driving his boss (Herbert Lom) insane. This film was actually supposed to happen before "The Pink Panther". It was still one of Sellers best.

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