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Blake Edwards Films

Blake Edwards, was an American filmmaker who, in 2004, received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing, and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen. He began his career in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon began writing screenplays and radio scripts before turning to producing and directing in television and films. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he also directed several drama, musical, and detective films. Late in his career, he transitioned to writing, producing, and directing for theater.

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Movie: Panhandle ( 1948 )
John Sands (Rod Cameron), formerly a Texas marshal whose talents with guns caused the law to turn against him,is a fugitive in Mexico, when he learns from "Dusty" Stewart (Cathy Downs)that his brother in the Texas panhandle, Billy Sands (John C. Champion), her fiancé and crusading newspaperman, his been mysteriously murdered in Sentinel, Texas. Despite the price on his head, Sands comes north to the panhandle to find his brother's killer.
Movie: Stampede ( 1949 )
In 1887 Arizona, in the context of the settler-vs-cattleman struggle, two rancher brothers fall in-love with the same settler girl while crooked businessmen try to swindle both sides.
Movie: Sound Off ( 1952 )
Movie: Castle in the Air ( 1952 )
Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.
Movie: All Ashore ( 1953 )
Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.
Movie: Cruisin' Down the River ( 1953 )
Beaurefard Clemment, a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane, the granddaughter of Thadeus Jackson, arch enemy of Beau's late grandfather. Many, many songs and a parody of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" (a Blake Edwards touch), with music featuring the Bell Sisters.
Movie: Drive a Crooked Road ( 1954 )
An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.
Movie: The Atomic Kid ( 1954 )
A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.
Movie: 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 ...
Movie: My Sister Eileen ( 1955 )
After submitting a story of her beautiful sister, a woman assumes her identity to maintain the attention of a playboy publisher.
Movie: He Laughed Last ( 1956 )
Movie: Mister Cory ( 1957 )
Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall...
Movie: Operation Mad Ball ( 1957 )
In post-WW2 France, U.S. Army hospital private Hogan and Captain Lock try to outwit one another on issues such as wooing pretty nurses, accounting for missing medical supplies, organizing unauthorized dances and influencing their C.O.
Movie: This Happy Feeling ( 1958 )
On a stormy night, young woman asks another guest at party to rescue her from her lecherous boss and take her to the train station. When her rescuer suggests that she stop at his place to get out of her wet clothes, she dashes from his car. The door she knocks on for help is the home of a retired actor and there she spends the rest of the night. He makes no passes and next morning she discovers young man who drove her from party is next door neighbor. The two men compete for her affections. Older man's zany live-in house-keeper and a seagull she has rescued provide comic relief.
TV Show: Peter Gunn ( 1958 )
Peter Gunn is a private detective who is never ruffled and always keep his cool. Accompanied by the stylish music of Henry Mancini and the directorial style of Blake Edwards, Gunn is equally at home dealing with street criminals and shady millionaires. Aiding him is his local police contact, Lt. Jacoby, and Lola Albright, the singer at Mother's a club where Gunn can be found.
Movie: The Perfect Furlough ( 1958 )
To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three weeks in Paris with their favorite pin-up queen, Sandra Roca. Since "winner" Paul Hodges is a tireless Don Juan, and this is a fifties comedy, Vicki is ordered to keep Paul and Sandra out of bed. But who will guard the guardian?
TV Show: Mr. Lucky ( 1959 )
Mr. Lucky is a skilled and inveterate gambler who turns his success into purchasing a floating casino ship. After he loses the first one, Fortuna, Mr. Lucky gains a second one, Fortuna II, and sets up outside an unnamed port city. The show chronicles the adventures of Mr. Lucky and his partner, Andamo, as they get into and out of trouble with a variety of clients and local mobsters.
Movie: Operation Petticoat ( 1959 )
During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.
Movie: High Time ( 1960 )
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's ( 1961 )
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Movie: Johnny Dollar ( 1962 )
Movie: The Notorious Landlady ( 1962 )
An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.
Movie: The Couch ( 1962 )
While undergoing therapy for his problem, a serial killer continues his murderous sprees.
Movie: Experiment in Terror ( 1962 )
A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank.
Movie: Days of Wine and Roses ( 1963 )
An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Movie: Boston Terrier ( 1963 )
Blake Edward's second try at creating a pilot for a proposed adventure series about a private detective who graduated from Harvard.
Movie: Soldier in the Rain ( 1963 )
The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.
Movie: The Pink Panther ( 1963 )
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
Movie: A Shot in the Dark ( 1964 )
Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate.
Movie: The Great Race ( 1965 )
In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.
Movie: What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? ( 1966 )
In World War II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting.
Movie: Gunn ( 1968 )
Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ...
Movie: Inspector Clouseau ( 1968 )
A string of robberies has occurred in Britain and it's up to Inspector Clouseau to catch the criminal.
Movie: The Party ( 1968 )
A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.
Movie: The Monk ( 1969 )
Movie: Darling Lili ( 1970 )
Set during World War I, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.
Movie: Wild Rovers ( 1971 )
Tired of cow-punching for a living, two Montana cowboys rob a bank and flee but their employer's sons chase after them.
Movie: The Carey Treatment ( 1972 )
At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.
Movie: The Tamarind Seed ( 1974 )
During a Caribbean vacation, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian Agent.
Movie: The Return of the Pink Panther ( 1975 )
Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.
Movie: The Pink Panther Strikes Again ( 1976 )
Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Movie: Revenge of the Pink Panther ( 1978 )
To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
Movie: 10 ( 1979 )
A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.
Movie: 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.
Movie: Victor Victoria ( 1982 )
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Movie: Trail of the Pink Panther ( 1982 )
A journalist attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Inspector Clouseau.
Movie: Curse of the Pink Panther ( 1983 )
Ensuing after the events of Clouseau's disappearance, his bosses at the Surete put a computer into service to elect a new shrewd detective, Sleigh, who turns up just as inept as Clouseau.
Movie: The Man Who Loved Women ( 1983 )
A womanizing sculptor named David goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women.
Movie: City Heat ( 1984 )
A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.
Movie: Micki + Maude ( 1984 )
A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.
Movie: The Ferret ( 1985 )
A jazz musician somewhat awkwardly steps into the shoes of his father, a special agent for the United Nations whose disappearance has set off an international crime wave.
Movie: A Fine Mess ( 1986 )
An actor and a chef fathom a plot to fix a horse race and attempt at capitalizing it, while striving to tackle two of the hitmen responsible for the scheme.
Movie: That's Life! ( 1986 )
A wealthy yet depressed architect and his sympathetic wife strive to conquer their life issues in anticipation of Harvey's 60th birthday party.
Movie: Blind Date ( 1987 )
A workaholic needs a date for a dinner with new important clientele, but who his brother sets him up with could lead to disaster.
Movie: Sunset ( 1988 )
Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.
Movie: Skin Deep ( 1989 )
A womanizing alcoholic writer, whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams, repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends.
Movie: Peter Gunn ( 1989 )
Movie: Switch ( 1991 )
A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.
Movie: Son of the Pink Panther ( 1993 )
Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son.
Movie: Victor/Victoria ( 1995 )
A woman pretending to be a man impersonating a woman.
Movie: The Pink Panther ( 2006 )
Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.
Movie: The Pink Panther 2 ( 2009 )
Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.
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