Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards was an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Edwards' career began in the 1940s as an actor but he soon turned to writing radio scripts at Columbia Pictures. He used his writing skills to begin producing and directing, with some of his best films including: Experiment in Terror, The Great Race, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with the British comedian Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he was also renowned for his dramatic work, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Days of Wine and Roses. His greatest successes, however, were his comedies, and most of his films were either musicals, melodramas, slapstick comedies, and thrillers. In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.

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10 (1979)

A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Julie Andrews  •  Bo Derek  •  Robert Webber

A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Julie Andrews  •  Bo Derek  •  Robert Webber

A Fine Mess (1986)

Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Howie Mandel  •  Richard Mulligan  •  Stuart Margolin

Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Howie Mandel  •  Richard Mulligan  •  Stuart Margolin

A Shot in the Dark (1964)

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Elke Sommer  •  George Sanders  •  Herbert Lom

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Elke Sommer  •  George Sanders  •  Herbert Lom

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

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The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote’s best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  George Peppard  •  Patricia Neal  •  Buddy Ebsen

The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote’s best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  George Peppard  •  Patricia Neal  •  Buddy Ebsen

Bring Your Smile Along (1955)

Nancy Willows (Constance Towers), pretty blonde high school teacher, writes song lyrics which spark the careers of struggling young pianist-composer Martin Adams (Keefe Brasselle')and would-be singer Jerry Dennis (Frankie Laine). When Nancy and Martin fall in love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Frankie Laine  •  Keefe Brasselle  •  Constance Towers  •  Lucy Marlow

Nancy Willows (Constance Towers), pretty blonde high school teacher, writes song lyrics which spark the careers of struggling young pianist-composer Martin Adams (Keefe Brasselle')and would-be singer Jerry Dennis (Frankie Laine). When Nancy and Martin fall in love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Frankie Laine  •  Keefe Brasselle  •  Constance Towers  •  Lucy Marlow

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  David Niven  •  Robert Wagner  •  Herbert Lom  •  Joanna Lumley

Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  David Niven  •  Robert Wagner  •  Herbert Lom  •  Joanna Lumley

Darling Lili (1970)

World War I. Lili Smith is a beloved British music hall singer, often providing inspiration for the British and French troops and general populace singing rallying patriotic songs. She is also half German and is an undercover German spy, using her feminine wiles to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Rock Hudson  •  Jeremy Kemp  •  Lance Percival

World War I. Lili Smith is a beloved British music hall singer, often providing inspiration for the British and French troops and general populace singing rallying patriotic songs. She is also half German and is an undercover German spy, using her feminine wiles to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Rock Hudson  •  Jeremy Kemp  •  Lance Percival

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Lee Remick  •  Charles Bickford  •  Jack Klugman

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Lee Remick  •  Charles Bickford  •  Jack Klugman

Experiment in Terror (1962)

Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Lee Remick  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Roy Poole

Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Lee Remick  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Roy Poole

Gunn (1967)

The madam of a floating bordello hires private eye Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) to prove a gangster killed a crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Craig Stevens  •  Laura Devon  •  Edward Asner  •  Albert Paulsen

The madam of a floating bordello hires private eye Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) to prove a gangster killed a crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Craig Stevens  •  Laura Devon  •  Edward Asner  •  Albert Paulsen

He Laughed Last (1956)

A 1920s chorus girl (Lucy Marlow) inherits a slain gangster's empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Frankie Laine  •  Lucy Marlow  •  Anthony Dexter  •  Richard Long

A 1920s chorus girl (Lucy Marlow) inherits a slain gangster's empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Frankie Laine  •  Lucy Marlow  •  Anthony Dexter  •  Richard Long

High Time (1960)

Despite the dissapproval of his grown son and daughter, 51 year old widdower and wealthy restauranteur Harvey Howard (Bing Crosby) decides it's 'high time' to he gets his college degree. And he's in for the full ride: living in the dorms, joing a fraternity, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fabian  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Nicole Maurey

Despite the dissapproval of his grown son and daughter, 51 year old widdower and wealthy restauranteur Harvey Howard (Bing Crosby) decides it's 'high time' to he gets his college degree. And he's in for the full ride: living in the dorms, joing a fraternity, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fabian  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Nicole Maurey

Justin Case (1988)

A crime comedy directed by Blake Edwards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  George Carlin  •  Molly Hagan  •  Timothy Stack  •  Kevin McClarnon

A crime comedy directed by Blake Edwards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  George Carlin  •  Molly Hagan  •  Timothy Stack  •  Kevin McClarnon

Mister Cory (1957)

An opportunistic young man from the slums gambles his way to wealth, power and high society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Martha Hyer  •  Charles Bickford  •  Kathryn Grant

An opportunistic young man from the slums gambles his way to wealth, power and high society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Martha Hyer  •  Charles Bickford  •  Kathryn Grant

Operation Petticoat (1959)

A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Tony Curtis  •  Joan O'Brien  •  Dina Merrill

A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Tony Curtis  •  Joan O'Brien  •  Dina Merrill

Panhandle (1948)

An ex-gunfighter (Rod Cameron) woos two women while avenging his brother, victim of a crooked gambler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  Rod Cameron  •  Cathy Downs  •  Reed Hadley  •  Anne Gwynne

An ex-gunfighter (Rod Cameron) woos two women while avenging his brother, victim of a crooked gambler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  Rod Cameron  •  Cathy Downs  •  Reed Hadley  •  Anne Gwynne

Peter Gunn (1989)

Peter Gunn, a connoisseur of beautiful women and cool jazz, is an ex-cop turned private eye who's caught in the middle of a dangerous gang war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Peter Jurasik  •  Jennifer Edwards  •  Barbara Williams

Peter Gunn, a connoisseur of beautiful women and cool jazz, is an ex-cop turned private eye who's caught in the middle of a dangerous gang war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Peter Jurasik  •  Jennifer Edwards  •  Barbara Williams

Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world—and Charles Dreyfus—believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently and, taking advantage of not being alive, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Andrew Sachs  •  Herbert Lom  •  Burt Kwouk

Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world—and Charles Dreyfus—believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently and, taking advantage of not being alive, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Andrew Sachs  •  Herbert Lom  •  Burt Kwouk

S.O.B. (1981)

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  William Holden  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Larry Hagman

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  William Holden  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Larry Hagman

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Herbert Lom  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Shabana Azmi

The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Herbert Lom  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Shabana Azmi
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