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  1. A Shot in the Dark

    A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in The Pink Panther series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the French Sûreté. Clouseau's bungling personality is unchanged, but it was in this film that Sellers began to give him the idiosyncratically exaggerated French accent that was to become a hallmark of the character. The film also introduces Herbert Lom as his boss, Commissioner Dreyfus, and Burt Kwouk as his long-suffering servant, Cato, who would both become series regulars. Elke Sommer plays Maria Gambrelli. The film was not originally written to include Clouseau, but was an adaptation of a stage play by Harry Kurnitz adapted from the French play L'Idiote by Marcel Achard. As Blake Edwards and future The Exorcist creator William Peter Blatty began work on the script, they decided the story would be a good vehicle for the Clouseau character, and rewrote the script around the new premise. The film was released only a few months after the first Clouseau film, The Pink Panther.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of a shot in the dark in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of a shot in the dark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pnina Shor:

    The discovery absolutely astonished us. We were certain this was a shot in the dark.

  2. Rickie Fowler:

    Pretty cool to be able to do that for Ernie Els and the foundation, it's a small target. No one really expects it because it's kind of a shot in the dark.

  3. Jim Reed:

    It's a little bit of a shot in the dark. For something this major, you'd think the legislators who are voting on this would want to know this information.

Images & Illustrations of a shot in the dark

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