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1964 French Movie Poster, Quand l'inspecteur s'emmele (Shot in the Dark)

$425.00
  • 1964 French Movie Poster, Quand l'inspecteur s'emmele (Shot in the Dark)

Anonymous

1964 French Movie Poster, Quand l'inspecteur s'emmele (Shot in the Dark)

$425.00

Date: 1964
Size: 22.75 x 31.25 inches
Artist: Anonymous

A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards. It is the second installment in The Pink Panther film series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the French Sûreté. The film was not originally written to include Clouseau, but was an adaptation of a stage play by Harry Kurnitz adapted from the French play L'Idiote by Marcel Achard. The film was released only a few months after the first Clouseau film, The Pink Panther.

Elke Sommer plays the devious maid Maria Gambrelli but it is Sellers who steals the show as the inept detective fumbling and bumbling his way around solving murder mysteries. Highlights include a particularly funny scene involving billiards, the silly fighting between Sellers and his long-suffering manservant Kato, and the slapstick comedy of Herbert Lom as Commissioner Dreyfus - the Panther's nemesis in this installment. 

A humorous poster that includes (to the right) three of the inspector's absurd disguises. Unlined with light crinkling along top margin, a small tear along vertical fold line, and small foxing spots in upper right corner.