Original ‘Pink Panther’ will be shown on Jan. 7
Pink panther fans take note.
The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department will show “Pink Panther” at the next Port Aransas Movie Time in the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., on Saturday, Jan. 7.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with Marion Fersing playing the piano and free popcorn being distributed.
The movie begins at 6:55 pm.
In this first Pink Panther film (1964) Peter Sellers is introduced in the role of epic bumbler Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
Ultra-suave jewel thief Sir Charles Lytton (David Niven), also known as the Phantom, is in hot pursuit of the Pink Panther, one of the world’s most precious jewels, in the possession of Princess Dala (Claudia Cardinale).
Clouseau is in hot pursuit of Sir Charles, who has successfully eluded him for the past 15 years. He also seeks the Phantom’s female accomplice, little realizing that she’s actually his own wife, Simone (Capucine), who naturally prefers to sleep with the dashing thief.
C omplicating matters, Lytton’s nephew George (Robert Wagner) arrives on the scene, dismaying his uncle with his desire to follow in his footsteps.
It’s during a costume party at the princess’s Roman villa that the safe containing the Pink Panther is opened, revealing only a white glove - the signature of the Phantom.