Remember the movie Victor/Victoria?
It seemed to me that there were two names that came up together all the time: Edwards and composer/conductor/arranger extraordinaire Henry Mancini. I checked IMDb for the times they collaborated, and came up with this list of over two hundred times they worked together. Many of those collaborations were with either Ms. Andrews or Peter Sellers.
But, not always. There were two TV series from the late Fifties and early Sixties. One was Peter Gunn.
The other was the less well-known Mr. Lucky.
Most of the collaborations they had with Peter Sellers involved the Pink Panther movies and the TV cartoon.
But let’s not forget The Party. I was twelve when this movie came out, and I remember laughing myself sick at this one. It’s worth seeing.
By far, my favorite collaboration was Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Based on the novel by Truman Capote, it starred Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Mom and Dad (and probably thousands of couples around the world) considered this “their song.”
Again, what do all of these have in common? Blake Edwards and Henry Mancini.