A Shot in the Dark

directed by Blake Edwards
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1964
Date Added:08/19/2007
Date Watched:11/11/2004
Description:Peter Sellers ... Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Elke Sommer ... Maria Gambrelli
George Sanders ... Benjamin Ballon
Herbert Lom ... Charles Dreyfus

The famous French detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, investigates the murder of a man at a country house. The owner of the house always seems to know more than he should, and although the evidence continually suggests that the maid Maria committed the crime, Clouseau always does the opposite expected of him, much to the disgruntlement of his superior, Dreyfus.
My Rating:8

Reviews for A Shot in the Dark

Review - A Shot in the Dark

Perhaps the best movie in the series. I read somewhere that Sellers once said that deep down Clouseau knows he's an idiot. In this movie, Sellers actually makes the Inspector a sympathetic character.

This is the first appearance of Kato, Clouseau's servant who attacks him at random moments "just to keep him in top form," and Chief Inspector Dreyfus who is driven mad by Clouseau's stupidity.

Watch for the scene in which Clouseau interrupts the opera recital.

It's not sophisticated, but it's very funny.
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