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Actors: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, Herbert Lom

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In this comedy a dumb detective is sent to investigate a murder. The main suspect is a young woman. The detective does not believe she is the killer even though all the evidence points to her. As he continues his investigation more people end up dead. He then discovers that she is not the killer at that there is something that is being hidden. He then teams up with the accused to find the real killer.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer





Inspector Clouseau is back in riotous form in “A Shot in the Dark,” the sequel to “The Pink Panther.” And there is no doubt that Peter Sellers owns this role. Elke Sommer, the beauty-beyond-description parlor maid, is accused of murder and the bumbling Clouseau is determined to find her innocent! Sellers is slapstick at its most sophisticated (if that's ever possible!). He is once again chased by his Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom). The Clouseau film team (Director Blake Edwards and Musical Director Henry Mancini) seem to have staked a claim on this “nonsense”! But it's delightful, harmless, and well
worth the laughs!



The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs



Script Analysis of A Shot in the Dark

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   cops/detectives How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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