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A murder has been committed. The police are on the scene. The maid (Mme. Gambrelli) has been implicated. This all sounds like serious stuff, and it is. At least until Inspector Clouseau walks through the door. Blake Edwards’ A Shot in the Dark finds Peter Sellers’ Jacques Clouseau klutzing around Paris trying to prove Gambrelli’s innocence. Sight gags, convoluted speech, and that awful faux-French accent abound, and, of course—despite all the bumbling and seeming incompetence—Clouseau still manages to solve the mystery. The film, which was the first of many sequels to The Pink Panther, screens at 8:30 p.m. at the American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 244-1949. (Jacob Long)