Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

‘The Pink Panther’ opens in West Germany 50 years ago today (12/19/1963)

Video: 'The Pink Panther' (trailer)

(Thursday, December 19, 1963)The Pink Panther, a comedy film about bumbling French police detective who tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess’ diamond, opened today in West Germany (it would premiere in the UK on Jan. 7, 1964 and in the U.S. on Mar. 18, 1964).

Directed by Blake Edwards, the first Inspector Clouseau film starred David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine and Claudia Cardinale.