Directed by Blake Edwards

Directed by Blake Edwards

6 Episodes

A showman of rare sophistication, writer-producer-director Blake Edwards had a knack for combining crowd-pleasing entertainment with a cosmopolitan wit and intelligence. Though best known for his hit comedies, Edwards was fluent in many genres, as seen in this selection of some of his finest works—including a nightmarish noir (EXPERIMENT IN TERROR), a searing study of alcoholism (DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES), and a gender-bending musical classic (VICTOR/VICTORIA). In all these films, Edwards achieved an elegant blend of the popular and the personal that was keenly attuned to the rapidly changing social landscape of the mid-twentieth century.

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Directed by Blake Edwards
  • Directed by Blake Edwards Teaser

    Episode 1

  • He Laughed Last

    Episode 2

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1956 • United States
    Starring Frankie Laine, Lucy Marlow, Anthony Dexter

    After a roaring-twenties mobster is bumped off, bubbly showgirl Rosemary Lebeau (Lucy Marlow) learns that she has inherited his nightclub—much to the chagrin of her policeman boyfriend (Richard L...

  • Experiment in Terror

    Episode 3

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1962 • United States
    Starring Lee Remick, Glenn Ford

    Following the success of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, producer-director Blake Edwards took a detour into noir territory with this ultra-stylish, mood-drenched thriller. Lee Remick plays a San Francisco bank clerk who is ...

  • The Great Race

    Episode 4

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1965 • United States
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood

    The most epic pie fight in cinema history (4,000 pies were harmed in the making) is among the highlights of this delightful slapstick farce about a 22,000-mile road race from New York to Paris set in...

  • Victor/Victoria

    Episode 5

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1982 • United Kingdom, United States
    Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston

    Blake Edwards’s brilliant boudoir farce stars a never-better Julie Andrews as Victoria Grant, a struggling 1930s cabaret singer who cooks up a scheme that makes her the toast of ...

  • That’s Life!

    Episode 6

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1986 • United States
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman

    This independently produced comedic drama from Blake Edwards is a true family affair. Shot in Edwards and Julie Andrews’s gorgeous beachside Malibu home and featuring a cast made up largely of f...