A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.

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  1. Blake Edwards

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Harry Kurnitz


  3. Marcel Achard


Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Sellers

    Peter Sellers

    Jacques Clouseau

  2. Elke Sommer

    Elke Sommer

    Maria Gambrelli

  3. George Sanders

    George Sanders

    Benjamin Ballon

  4. Herbert Lom

    Herbert Lom

    Charles Dreyfus

  5. Graham Stark

    Graham Stark

    Hercule LaJoy

  6. Moira Redmond

    Moira Redmond


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget -

Revenue $12,368,234.00

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Release Information

  • June 23, 1964
    PG, Theatrical



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