Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Lowest Rated: 6% Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1922

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Writer and director Blake Edwards was best known for helming the "Pink Panther" comedies of the 1960s and 1970s, but his contributions to entertainment stretched far beyond those wildly popular slapstick tales of the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. He made a name for himself as a "modern cinema" original by combining a colorful visual style with a knack for layered jokes and subtle blend of high and low humor in films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) and "A Shot in the Dark" (1964), and as the creator of the stylish detective series "Peter Gunn" (NBC, 1958-1960, ABC, 1961). A career-long collaboration with composer Henry Mancini's playful compositions became a crucial element in this creative vision. During the 1970s and 1980s, Edwards balanced his ongoing "Pink Panther" releases with more personal, dramatic material that explored the lives of aging artists and society's evolving sexual conventions, best exemplified in his 1979 hit, "10." Only a handful of Edwards' 39 films were hailed with Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, but ongoing creative disputes with studio executives compromised what might have been an even larger body of revered work. Misfires notwithstanding, Edwards earned enormous respect among the film industry and his comedies remained popular for generations.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 80% I Remember Me Self $4.0K 2001
6% 18% Son of the Pink Panther Director,
Screenwriter
$2.4M 1993
35% 44% Switch Director $14.2M 1991
30% 56% Skin Deep Director,
Screenwriter
$19.4M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Gunn Director - 1989
21% 29% Sunset Director $3.4M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justin Case Director - 1988
21% 42% Blind Date Director $37.5M 1987
53% 56% That's Life! Director $3.6M 1986
29% 34% A Fine Mess Director $5.0M 1986
22% 24% City Heat Screenwriter - 1984
70% 44% Micki & Maude Director - 1984
31% 24% Curse of the Pink Panther Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1983
33% 38% The Man Who Loved Women Director,
Producer
- 1983
25% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1982
97% 86% Victor/Victoria Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1982
83% 63% S.O.B. Director - 1981
68% 53% 10 Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1979
83% 70% Revenge of the Pink Panther Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1978
75% 84% The Pink Panther Strikes Again Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1976
83% 82% The Return of the Pink Panther Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet 76% The Tamarind Seed Director - 1974
No Score Yet 29% The Carey Treatment Director - 1972
57% 44% Wild Rovers Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1971
40% 69% Darling Lili Director - 1970
83% 88% The Party Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunn Director - 1967
50% 70% What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Director - 1966
75% 83% The Great Race Director - 1965
94% 87% A Shot in the Dark Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1964
No Score Yet 67% Soldier in the Rain Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1963
88% 78% The Pink Panther Director,
Screenwriter
- 1963
100% 89% Days of Wine and Roses Director - 1962
100% 77% Experiment in Terror Director,
Producer
- 1962
No Score Yet 56% The Notorious Landlady Writer - 1962
89% 91% Breakfast at Tiffany's Director - 1961
No Score Yet 40% High Time Director - 1960
No Score Yet 36% The Perfect Furlough Director - 1959
81% 81% Operation Petticoat Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Happy Feeling Director,
Screenwriter
- 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Cory Director - 1957
No Score Yet 38% Operation Mad Ball Screenwriter - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Laughed Last Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bring Your Smile Along Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Atomic Kid Writer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Screenwriter - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panhandle Floyd Schofield (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Gunn Producer 1958-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Director,
Writer
1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mickey Rooney Show Writer 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Writer 1952