Most Inspector Clouseau fans regard The Pink Panther Strikes Again as the best of the clumsy Parisian detective's comeback films of the 1970s. Driven insane by the stupidities of Clouseau (Peter Sellers), ex-inspector Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom) transforms into a master criminal.
Kidnapping the inventor of a death ray, Dreyfuss threatens to use the demon device indiscriminately unless Clouseau is offered as a sacrifice. A hunted man, Clouseau is forced to adopt one transparent (but hilarious) disguise after another.
He is rescued from being incinerated by Dreyfuss when Soviet spy Olga (Leslie Ann Down) falls in love with him and strives to protect him.