In this first film of the beloved comic series, dashing European thief Sir Charles Lytton (David Niven) plans to steal a diamond, but he's not the only one with his eyes on the famous jewel known as the "Pink Panther." His nephew George (Robert Wagner) also aims to make off with the gem, and to frame Charles for the crime. Blundering French police inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) intercedes, but finds his career -- and his freedom -- jeopardized.
Director: Blake Edwards
Producer: David Crockett and Martin Jurow
Cast: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Brenda de Banzie, Colin Gordon, John LeMesurier, James Lanphier, Guy Thomajan, Michael Trubshawe, Riccardo Billi and Meri Wells