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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I’m a relative newcomer to the Peter Sellers/Blake Edwards Pink Panther films, having run through them about two years ago in a non-stop marathon covered in my A Movie A Day series. I loved them, even the super flawed ones. Sellers is fantastic as Clouseau, but even more important to the movies, in my humble opinion, was Herbert Lom’s Dreyfus. That poor, tortured bastard was a joy in even the lamest of the series. At any rate, I love the flicks, I love Sellers and I love Blake Edwards, so I had to run this pic I found of Sellers goofing off with Blake Edwards. Enjoy! Here’s the pic! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is a little fawlty. Hopefully we’ll get it sorted out. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall

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  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST


    by boardbrtn


  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I agree.


    The Dexter talkback was amazing.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by Grace_Panda

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Captain America pics on Yahoo!

    by Mennen

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    wildly underrated

    by greyspecter

    Sellers: the greatest comedic actor ever? Who else is in the conversation?

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Do you have a rheeeuuuuuummm?

    by Denty420


  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I thought you said your derrrrg did not bite!

    by Denty420

    That is not my dog.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I remember a GREAT editorial cartoon the day after Sellers croak

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Looks like they're doing <p>the Monster Mash!

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    It was a graveyard smash!

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    How does an idiot become a police officer, andwer me that!

    by Denty420

    Is easy, all you do is enlist...

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    It was Clouseau, standing at the pearly gates, as a voice boomed out "'RHEUUUUMZ'? WHAT THE HELL IS A 'RHEUUUMZ'?"

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Sir Charles Phantom

    by Denty420

    ... the notorious pink Lytton.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Your new to the Pink Panther?

    by pushthebuttonmax

    Why are you writing on this site again? "I need to use your tellyphoooon." "My what?" "Your tellyphooooooooooon." "My... OH the telephone!" "Yes, that is what I said you silly git!" Or something along those lines, it's been awhile.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Compared to Clouseau,

    by Denty420

    ... Atilla the Hun was a Red Cross volunteer.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    They aren't goofing off, thats some serious movie making right t

    by MyNameisSimon

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by MyNameisSimon

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Swine bird!

    by Denty420

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    I suspect everyone and I suspect no one

    by Dr Lizardo

    And Herbert Lom was absolutely the Margaret Dumont to Sellers' Clouseau. Except he was way funnier than Marge.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    I was something of an athlete, you knerr...

    by Denty420

    ... yes, yes. I was knern as the Pavlerver of the parallels.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Lom was great

    by Mr Lucas

    but more important than Sellers? Please turn in your film reviewers card on your way out.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    We must find that woman!

    by Denty420

    *thud*<br> Can never resist throwing classic Clouseau quotes whenever the great man in mentioned. I grew up watching this and loving each movie. Won't even watch Martin's take because Sellers already did it perfectly.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by scrote

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Whats with these stupid Behind the scenes pics?

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Cover NEWS Damnit! Nobody cares! Yahoo is fucking scooping you on Captain America pics!

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Waiting for RPLocke's: "I haven't seen this classic" post

    by Flip63Hole

    Come on, don't disappoint me...

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Today's Talkbacker of the Day

    by HansBubi Cobra--Kai. Congratulations, Cobra--Kai. He wrote a troll list in the TROLLHUNTERS talkback today that is both educational (for new talkbackers) and enlightening. The list shines a light on a dark, dirty, and smelly group of individuals at AICN. Good work. Until tomorrow...

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Dreadlock Holmes

    by bass

    And only 12-year olds and middle-aged basement dwellers give a shit about Captain America. One of this sites missions for as long as I've been reading it is to celebrate film history, so that ignorant f*cktards like you might learn a little something in between Resident Evil sequels. Quint, keep em coming...LOVING THEM. With the mention of it, you should have taken the opportunity as well to post a link back to your movie-a-day series, which was one of my favorite things about this place evar. Here, ignoramus Holmes, learn something:

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Sellers never won an Oscar how? Oh, right...

    by SoylentMean

    The Academy Awards are retarded.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Oh wow Bass you sure told me!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    I've been proper whooped!

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    it's TODAY's pic that is fawlty: his leg looks chickeny!

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Please see to that beauth the freaunt and the back deaurs are le

    by DickBallsworth

    ...while I slip into my Hunchback disguise kit.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Actually, I did see the first Pink Panther movie

    by RPLocke

    I was like 10 when I saw it though.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Quint! Think you'll check out "TRAIL", "CURSE" and "SON OF" soon

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    I thoroughly enjoyed your reviews of the PP films and am really curious to get your take on the remaining three, "TRAIL-", "CURSE-" and "SON OF THE PINK PANTHER". Generally regarded as awful and pointless without Sellers, I'd enjoy your reaction to these.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    AAAAAAAAAA OOOOOOOOO BAM CRASH BAM CRAAAAAASH OOOOAAAAOOOOOO <P>God damn,that scene in the end of the movie,when he does the aerial kick,he misses Kato and lands in the kitchen on top of the chefs and waiters,is so fucking hilarious.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by Arcadian Del Sol


  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    That is a priceless antique!

    by TrueLies

    "Not anymourrre."

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    God I miss Peter Sellers

    by NippleEffect

    even his worst movies were better than many today

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Herbert Lom more important than sellers?

    by Amfpsych

    Dumbest thing ever written

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST


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  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    <p>The best of the "Panther" movies in my opinion. Clouseau's evolution into the bumbling idiot really begins to take shape.</p> <p>In the later films he becomes almost a parody of his earlier character. Not that the later films aren't funny, but Sellers was not interested in simply playing Clousseau the same way over and over so he would continue to "evolve" the character each time.</p> <p>You'll notice there's not a fake nose or costume any where to be found in the first two films. Truly some of the funniest movies ever made.</p>

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    Edwards and Sellers oft-overlooked only non-Panther collaboration. A brilliant bit of comedic film making. Easily on par with the greatest of the Panther films. It is a testament to Sellers acting ability that nearly half the film has no dialogue at all.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Crouching Sellers, Hidden Edwards

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Uh, these movies weren't cool. Try boring or lame.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Actually ASITD was shot before PP,but PP

    by KilliK

    was released first and then ASITD.But we had to wait until the 70s when Blake and Peter brought back Clouseau and gave him his definitive and more well-known persona of the bumbling idiot french detective.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Num nums. Biirdy num-nums

    by NixEclips

    Yeah, The Party was absurd fun.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Does youre deug bayte?

    by ObiBen

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    I remember seeing the movie and wondering

    by RPLocke

    why the eff was it live action?

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    "You have received a "bimp" on the head."

    by RogueDemonHunter

    Sellers' cheif inspector was truly a comedic great! Now, if only I could get an ex-Russian agent too.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    "And I submit, Inspector Ballon,"

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    "...That you arrived home, found Miguel with Maria Gambrelli, and killed him in a rit of fealous jage!" STILL funny.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Killik you are mistaken

    by slone13

    <p>Though this is a somewhat popular misconception. I wrote my thesis in film school on Sellers and have read numerous books on the man.</p> <p>As IMDB notes "Contrary to the oft-repeated rumor that "A Shot in the Dark" was filmed prior to The Pink Panther (1963), it did not go before the cameras until September of 1963, the same month "The Pink Panther" was being previewed in Hollywood."</p> <p>A Shot in the Dark was actually based on a French stage play named L'Idiote that Edwards ended up turning into a Clousseau vehicle. The film marks the first appearances of future series regulars Dreyfus and Cato.</p>

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    First time I saw somebody break "The Fourth Wall"...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ..Was "A Shot In The Dark". <p>That moment when Clousseau realizes that he's lost control of the room, everybody is screaming and arguing - And Sellers whips around to look directly into the camera, fuming and trembling with baffled, impotent rage, before abruptly spinning back around and charging into the squabbling mass of idiots...Unbelievably funny stuff.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Is that your Minky?

    by ComSamVimes

    Nobody could fall down funnier than Peter Sellers...pure legend

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    "What kind of bomb was it inspector?"

    by Ollegs

    "The exploding kyind. Myark my wyords Professor. Diabolical fyorces are at wyork."

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    slone13 oh ok then,tx for the clarifaction

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Clouseau, dressed as a pirate...

    by KelseysNuts

    ... with an inflatable parrot on his shoulder that he must keep pumping up because it has a leak. "Swine bird." And then his peg leg gets stuck in a hole and he falls face down on the dock. Thanks Quint.

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 6 a.m. CST

    That is not my dog

    by ricarleite2

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Cause this is Thriller!,

    by thepoohguy

    Are they doing the dance from Thriller?

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    "There's Only One Man Who'd Pull the Wrong Tooth!"

    by DrCaligari111

    I'm a huge Pink Panther/Peter Sellers junkie. A lot of people point to "A Shot in the Dark" as the best entry in the series. It's a terrific movie no doubt, but for my money the best is "The Pink Panther Strikes Again."

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by homer40

    There is no doubt that Sellers is the star of the Panther films, and they are inconceivable without his comic greatness, but Lom's performances are just perfect. The name being left out is that of Blake Edwards, without whom you would be left with, well, the Steve Martin Panther films. Edwards, at this prime, was a genius director, and the Panther films hold up great, as do "The Party" and "The Great Race" (a childhood favorite). One of the great things about Edwards, as opposed to Mel Brooks (who is a favorite) is that he doesn't telegraph the punchlines in the Panther films. His genius is evident in how bad the Steve Martin films are. There is no reason they should be so bad. There is lots of talent in front of the camera, so why so terrible? The answer would of course include Sellers and Lom, but must include Edwards as well.

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Sellers was definitely a genius

    by oisin5199

    the Pink Panther films, the Party, Dr. Strangelove, Being There. There's just no one like him.

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    i thought you said your dog didnt bite?

    by billandted

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    This is not The Pink Panther...

    by WatchtheWatchers

    as listed... It is actually the fourth film, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again". Sellers' ripped pants are a dead giveaway.