Song of the Day: Henry Mancini, “Mr. Lucky”

Composer, conductor, pianist and flautist Henry Mancini would be 98 years old today (he died in 1994). One of America’s greatest composers, he provided music for hundreds of TV shows, including 1959’s Mr. Lucky, which was directed by Blake Edwards. Edwards and Mancini had a great working relationship, with Mancini writing the music for all of The Pink Panther movies. He was one of the first composers to include jazz elements in scores of romantic movies.

7 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Henry Mancini, “Mr. Lucky”

  1. This one that I don’t know at all. I am not one for the carousel organ coming in as it reminds me of horror flicks from the 50s and 60s. I do love Mancini and I should check out a couple of episodes of Mr. Lucky if they are on Youtube.


    1. He also wrote the theme for the movie “Experiment In Terror”…

      WGN used it as the theme for their weekly screamfest, “Creature Features.”


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