Saturday, February 19, 2011
The English title is It Had Better Be Tonight The Italian lyrics, which can be heard here, are by Franco Migliacci, and there were also English lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
On of the reasons I love this scene from The Pink Panther, a film that I otherwise think is a bit slow and lumbering (and centered on the wrong character) is that it's something they used to do in movies--just drop a nice song into the middle of a drama or comedy. The singer here, Fran Jeffires, is sexy, a bit imperious in a charming way, and very good at both singing and dancing. And Peter Sellers, as Clouseau, is genuinely charming, something he rarely was.