Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Pink Panther (1963)

Happy Birthday !!!!!

Legendary TV and film actor Robert Wagner turns 86 today.  He was born on this day in 1930. Article for Robert Wagner:

You may know him as Jonathan Hart on the beloved TV series Hart to Hart (1979-1984), opposite the beautiful Stefanie Powers and as Dr. Evil's Number Two Guy in the Austin Powers Movies.  Lots of Powers here.

Hart to Hart Show Open on YouTube:

But, as we have said before, this is a blog about movies, so let's enjoy one of Robert Wagner's classic film appearances in the Blake Edward's classic ......

The Pink Panther (1963)

Run Time:  115 mins
Genre:  Comedy, Crime, Romance
Format:  Widescreen Format, Color
Director:   Blake Edwards
Starring:  David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Claudia Cardinale and Capucine Entry for the film: Article for the film: Article for David Niven: Article for Peter Sellers: Article for Claudia Cardinale: Article for Capucine: Article for Director Blake Edwards:

Trailer for the film on YouTube:

This is that classic story that invented a classic cartoon character.  David Niven's cat burglar tries to steal the Pink Panther jewel and Peter Sellers' clumsy Inspector Clousea is trying to catch him.  In the meantime, Niven's nephew George (Robert Wagner), gets caught up in the melie' as well.  It is classic comedy mayhem at its best.  

This film would spawn seven or eight sequels and two remakes.  The love of this franchise was so strong they couldn't stop making more films even after Peter Sellers had already died.  They just used archival footage.

The original 1963 film has it all.  Along, with beautiful snowy scenery and skiing scenes and great comedy from Peter Sellers.  It also has great eye candy in the guise of Capucine and introducing the extremely hot Claudia Cardinale.  The film is directed by one of my favorite Directors, Blake Edwards and it has a huge 7.2 on the  Let's not forget David Niven and Robert Wagner.  This film was remade in 2006 with Steve Martin, doing his best to capture the magic of Peter Sellers and I must admit, the remake was pretty cool too. - Phil

Trailer for the Steve Martin Pink Panther (2006), on YouTube: Article for the Pink Panther Cartoon character:

Just for Fun !!!!  - As mentioned before this film would introduce to the world the unique and lovable character known as the Pink Panther.  Here is the Panther in his first cartoon in The Pink Phink (1964) :

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