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Blake Edwards is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Stage Director American born on 26 july 1922 at Tulsa (USA)

Blake Edwards

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Birth name William Blake Crump
Nationality USA
Birth 26 july 1922 at Tulsa (USA)
Death 15 december 2010 (at 88 years) at Santa Monica (USA)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award

Blake Edwards (born William Blake Crump; July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer.
Edwards' career began in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon turned to writing screenplays and radio scripts before turning to producing and directing in film and television. His best-known films include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, 10 and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with British comedian Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he also directed dramas and detective films. Late in his career, he transitioned to writing, producing and directing for theater.

In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.


Edwards, the step-grandson of prolific silent-film director J. Gordon Edwards, married his first wife, actress Patricia Walker, in 1953. They had two children, and divorced in 1967. She appeared in the comedy All Ashore (1953), for which Edwards was one of the screenwriters.

Edwards' second marriage from 1969 until his death was to Julie Andrews. Andrews had a daughter from her previous marriage, and the couple adopted two orphans from Vietnam in the early 1970s, Amelia Leigh and Joanna Lynne. Andrews appeared in a number of his films, including Darling Lili, 10, Victor Victoria and the autobiographical satire S.O.B., in which Andrews played a character who was a caricature of herself. In 1995, he wrote the book for the stage musical adaptation of Victor/Victoria, also starring Andrews.

Edwards described his struggle with the illness chronic fatigue syndrome for 15 years in the documentary I Remember Me (2000).

Best films

The Pink Panther (2006)
10 (1979)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Victor/Victoria (1982)
The Great Race (1965)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Usually with

Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(34 films)
Tony Adams
Tony Adams
(21 films)
Dick Crockett
Dick Crockett
(24 films)
Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Blake Edwards (77 films)

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Leather Gloves, 1h15
Directed by Richard Quiney, William Asher
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Cameron Mitchell, Virginia Grey, Jane Nigh, Sam Levene, Blake Edwards, Henry O'Neill
Roles Vince Reedy
Rating25% 1.2634651.2634651.2634651.2634651.263465
Former boxer Dave Collins leaves the city to get away from his previous life to hide out in the southwest. He applies for a job in a sleepy old town and is immediately offered by bar owner Bernie, to fight the local champ, Vince Reedy. The prize if he wins is $200.
Panhandle (1948)
, 1h25
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Anne Gwynne, Blake Edwards, Dick Crockett
Roles Floyd Schofield
Rating62% 3.1420853.1420853.1420853.1420853.142085
Depuis qu'il a raccroché ses armes de pistolero, John Sands se consacre à la gestion d'un petit commerce dans un village proche du Mexique. Lorsqu'il fait la connaissance de June O'Carroll, il apprend par celle-ci que son frère a été froidement abattu par un groupe de cow-boys à la solde de Matt Garson, dans la ville de Centennial. Propriétaire du saloon de la ville, Garson contrôle une grande partie de la région et y fait appliquer sa propre loi. Sands décide alors de ressortir son artillerie et de mener l'enquête sur place...
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1h56
Directed by Lewis Milestone, Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Romance
Actors Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Roman Bohnen, Judith Anderson
Roles Sleeping Sailor (uncredited)
Rating73% 3.696863.696863.696863.696863.69686
On a rainy night in 1928 in a Pennsylvania factory town called Iverstown, Martha Ivers (Janis Wilson), thirteen years old, is trying to escape from the guardianship of her wealthy, domineering aunt. Her friend, the street-smart, poor Sam Masterson (Darryl Hickman), comes for her through her bedroom window, but Martha's aunt catches them. While Sam slips out unnoticed, Martha hits Mrs. Ivers on the head, causing her to fall down the long staircase and die. Though Sam saw nothing, the event was witnessed by Walter O'Neil (Mickey Kuhn), the son of Martha's tutor (Roman Bohnen), known as Mr. O'Neil. Martha lies about the incident to Mr. O'Neil, and Walter supports her.
Tokyo Rose
Tokyo Rose (1946)
, 1h9
Directed by Lew Landers
Origin USA
Genres War, Adventure
Actors Byron Barr, Osa Massen, Donald Douglas, Richard Loo, Keye Luke, William Challee
Roles Joe Bridger
Rating56% 2.835322.835322.835322.835322.83532
From This Day Forward, 1h35
Directed by John Berry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Actors Joan Fontaine, Mark Stevens, Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan, Bobby Driscoll, Wally Brown
Roles Night Club Patron
Rating62% 3.1386753.1386753.1386753.1386753.138675
Army sergeant Bill Cummings (Mark Stevens) is about to be discharged after service in World War II. He was a blue collar worker in civilian life and is seeking employment. As he fills out forms and speaks to personnel at the United States Employment Service, he thinks back on the life events that brought him to this point.
Till the End of Time, 1h44
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison, Robert Mitchum, Bill Williams, Tom Tully, Tom Tully
Roles Hal
Rating66% 3.3468553.3468553.3468553.3468553.346855
Right after VJ Day, two Marine Corps buddies, Cpl. Bill Tabeshaw (Mitchum) and Pfc. Cliff Harper (Madison), are among a group selected to return immediately to civilian life. Bill, a former cowboy, has a silver plate implanted in his head, a "souvenir" of Iwo Jima, but has won $2,100 gambling and plans to buy a small cattle ranch in New Mexico. Former college student Cliff is physically uninjured but harbors deep resentments about losing nearly four years of his life because he enlisted right after Pearl Harbor.
They Were Expendable, 2h15
Directed by Robert Montgomery, John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Paul Langton
Roles Boat Crewman (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.5951753.5951753.5951753.5951753.595175
In December, 1941, a squadron of PT Boats under the command of Lt. John "Brick" Brickley (Robert Montgomery) is sent to Manila to help defend the Philippines against a potential Japanese invasion. However, upon their arrival, instead of a welcome, they are ridiculed by the local military commanders. One of Brick's men, Lt., J.G. "Rusty" Ryan (John Wayne) becomes disgusted when his superiors refuse to see the small boats as viable naval craft and is in the process of writing his request for a transfer to destroyers when news arrives of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which makes transfer at that time impossible.
A Guy, a Gal and a Pal, 1h2
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Ross Hunter, Lynn Merrick, Ted Donaldson, George Meeker, Jack Norton, Will Stanton
Roles Solider (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.253733.253733.253733.253733.25373
Helen hésite entre la sécurité financière que lui offre Granville Breckinridge et l'amour qu'elle ressent pour Jimmy Jones.
This Man's Navy, 1h40
Directed by William A. Wellman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason, Jan Clayton, Selena Royle, Noah Beery Sr.
Rating62% 3.144943.144943.144943.144943.14494
During World War II, Chief Aviation Pilot Ned Trumpet (Wallace Beery) is in charge of a dirigible at Lakehurst, New Jersey naval base. "Old Gas Bag" brags about his "son" and realizes that he will need someone to impersonate his fictional son. Trumpet finds Jess Weaver (Tom Drake), a young disabled man, arranging for an operation to fix his legs, injured in a riding accident. Afterward, Weaver goes along with the deception and soon earns his Navy wings and commission as an Ensign. While on a submarine patrol mission, his "father" orders an unauthorized and premature attack on a German submarine, (orders have been sent to break off the attack, the "father" does not convey the orders) but the youngster's bomb misses and the submarine fires back, hitting the airship. Trumpet takes over the controls and sinks the submarine, but Weaver faces a court-martial for disobeying orders but the older man takes the blame for his actions. Young Weaver is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, he gives the DFC ribbon to his "father." Leaving Lakehurst, young Weaver attends pilots training at NAS Pensacola.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, 2h18
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Spencer Tracy, Don DeFore, Phyllis Thaxter, Stephen McNally
Roles Lt. Smith's Crewman (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.5962853.5962853.5962853.5962853.596285
In February 1942, just two months after the Pearl Harbor attack, the United States Army Air Forces plan to retaliate by bombing Tokyo and four other Japanese cities—taking advantage of the fact that US aircraft carriers can approach near enough to the Japanese mainland to make such an attack feasible.
A Guy Named Joe, 2h2
Directed by Victor Fleming, John E. Burch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond, James Gleason, Lionel Barrymore
Roles Flyer (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.444813.444813.444813.444813.44481
Pete Sandidge (Spencer Tracy) is the reckless pilot of a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber flying out of England during World War II. He is in love with Women Airforce Service Pilot Dorinda Durston (Irene Dunne), a civilian pilot ferrying aircraft across the Atlantic. "Nails" Kilpatrick (James Gleason), Pete's commanding officer, first transfers Pete and his crew to a base in Scotland and then offers him a transfer back to America to be a flying instructor. Dorinda has a feeling that Pete's "number is up" and begs him to accept. Pete agrees, but goes out on one last mission with his best friend Al Yackey (Ward Bond) to check out a German aircraft carrier. Wounded after an attack by an enemy fighter, Pete has his crew bail out before bombing the ship and crashing into the sea.
The Eve of St. Mark, 1h36
Directed by John M. Stahl, Maxwell Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O'Shea, Vincent Price, Ray Collins, Harry Morgan
Rating59% 2.9556052.9556052.9556052.9556052.955605
Quizz West est appelé par la conscription américaine en préparation de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il discute de l'avenir avec sa copine Janet.
Wing and a Prayer, 1h36
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Jaeckel
Rating65% 3.297213.297213.297213.297213.29721
In the days just after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the American people are asking "Where is our navy? Why doesn't it fight?" Gravely weakened by the disaster, the Navy comes up with a plan to trap the Japanese fleet, by using one carrier as several ships to deceive the Japanese Navy into heading for Midway, where a showdown with them will be planned. Meanwhile, on the carrier charged with the mission, flight commander Bingo Harper (Don Ameche) is in charge of the bomber crews on one of the aircraft carriers that shouldered the burden in the desperate early days of the war. He is tough and sticks to the rules, while his young pilots behave more like youngsters and do not always follow his logic.
Marine Raiders, 1h28
Directed by Harold D. Schuster, Robert Wise
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Frank McHugh, Barton MacLane, Blake Edwards
Rating58% 2.906772.906772.906772.906772.90677
Major Steve Lockhart, commander of a Marine Raider battalion and Captain Dan Craig, commander of the Paramarines are together on Guadalcanal facing a Japanese assault that became the Battle of Edson's Ridge. When Captain Craig discovers the body of one of his lieutenants who had been tortured and executed by the Japanese, he goes on a one-man army kill crazy rampage of revenge in the jungle with his Reising gun (that jams) and his M1911 pistol.