A Shot in the Dark (1964)

8.3 / Rated by 5 people

102 min.
Plot  Inspector Clouseau is called to the country home of Paris plutocrat, Benjamin Ballon, to investigate the murder of his Spanish chauffeur, Miguel. The chauffeur was having an affair with the maid, Maria Gambrelli, who claims that he often beat her. Although all the evidence points to Gambrelli as the killer, Clouseau refuses to admit her guilt. For the real culprits to keep the truth hidden from Clouseau's boss, Commissioner Charles Dreyfus, they must commit more murders. With the murders of Georges the gardener, Dudu (Ann Lynn) the maid, and Henri LaFarge the head butler, Maria is arrested, and Clouseau sets her free; but is himself arrested police four times in quick succession (first for selling balloons without a license, then for selling paintings without a license, then for hunting without a license, and finally with Maria Gambrelli for public nudity, after they flee a nudist community).

As Clouseau continues to bungle the case, Commissioner Dreyfus becomes increasingly a...



Peter Sellers
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Herbert Lom
Commissioner Charles Dreyfus
Graham Stark
Hercule Lajoy
George Sanders
Benjamin Ballon
Tracy Reed
Dominique Ballon
Vanda Godsell
Madame LaFarge
David Lodge
Reginald Beckwith
Douglas Wilmer
Henri LaFarge
Bryan Forbes
Camp Attendant
André Maranne


All Titles

A Shot in the Dark
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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