El rey del peligro (1968) Online
Detective Inspector is borrowed from the Surete on special assignment for Scotland Yard in hopes that a fresh outlook will help the government recover the loot from the Great Train Robbery, which is being used to underwrite a new crime wave. What they don't count on, however, is having more than one Closeeau on the job.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Alan Arkin||-||Insp. Jacques Clouseau|
|Frank Finlay||-||Supt. Weaver|
|Delia Boccardo||-||Lisa Morrel|
|Barry Foster||-||Addison Steele|
|Patrick Cargill||-||Commissioner Sir Charles Braithwaite|
|Beryl Reid||-||Mrs. Weaver|
|Clive Francis||-||Clyde Hargreaves|
|Michael Ripper||-||Steven Frey|
|Tutte Lemkow||-||Frenchie LeBec|
|Katya Wyeth||-||Meg (as Kathja Wyeth)|
Alan Arkin got the role of Clouseau because Peter Sellers was busy doing The Party (1968), directed by Blake Edwards, who was also the director of the previous Clouseau films. He was replaced by Bud Yorkin. Later, Sellers and Edwards would return to the series. With them, the original composer (Henry Mancini) also returned.
Clouseau's coat and hat were introduced in this movie and stayed part of the franchise.
Alan Arkin not only played Inspector Clouseau, he played the members of the gang whenever they were disguised as Inspector Clouseau, with the other actors' voices dubbed onto the soundtrack.
The musical group Portishead sampled the soundtrack for their song "Only You" from their eponymous 1997 album. The specific music sting comes from the scene halfway through the picture when Closeau encounters two of the gang members in an alley.
In the scene where Clouseau is being chased through the cemetery after falling in the plot and disrupting the funeral, you can see a sign on a cross in the lower right part of the screen for a few seconds. The sign reads "Reposite En Pace: Norman Lear, 1903-1962". This is an in-joke that refers to Norman Lear, who was director Bud Yorkin's producing partner for many years on shows such as All in the Family (1971) and Sanford and Son (1972).
Delia Boccardo receives an "introducing" credit
With Peter Sellers adamantly refusing to return as Inspector Clouseau, Alan Arkin was approached, following his big success with The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966).