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Henry Mancini


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Henry Mancini - Blake Edwards - "The Pink Panther" - II

Enrico Mancini, ("HENRY"), U.S. composer (born April 16, 1924, Cleveland, Ohio—died June 14, 1994, Los Angeles, Calif.), revolutionized film scoring by incorporating elements of jazz into his enduring melodies; he won four Academy Awards--for the songs "Moon River" (1961) and "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) and for film scores for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and Victor/Victoria (1982)--besides garnering 20 Grammy awards and collecting eight gold records. His other hits included the title song from the film Charade, the Pink Panther film theme song, and the "Peter Gunn" television theme song. Mancini’s musical education began with flute lessons from his father, but in time the piano became his instrument of choice. He briefly attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pa., where Max Adkins, conductor of the Stanley Theater pit band, encouraged him to produce arrangements for that group. Mancini’s studies at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City were interrupted by duty in the army air force during World War II.

While in the service, however, he met Glenn Miller, and after the war he joined Miller’s band as an arranger and pianist. Mancini wrote music for radio before composing scores for such films as The Glenn Miller Story (1954), The Benny Goodman Story (1956), and Touch of Evil (1958). He teamed up with television producer Blake Edwards in 1958, rocketed to fame with his brassy "Peter Gunn" and "Mr. Lucky" theme songs, and wrote the scores for all of Edwards’ films, notably The Great Race, Darling Lili, 10, S.O.B., Sunset, and the Pink Panther series. Besides composing the scores for more than 80 films, he also conducted sellout concerts. At the time of his death, Mancini was working on a stage adaptation of Victor/Victoria.

William Blake Crump (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010), better known by his stage name Blake Edwards, was an American filmmaker.

Edwards 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. His best-known films include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, 10, Victor/Victoria, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with British actor Peter Sellers. 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.

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

1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
1962 Days of Wine and Roses  
1963 The Pink Panther    (The Pink Panther-1)
1963  Charade
1964 A Shot in the Dark   (The Pink Panther-2)
1965 The Great Race  
1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?  
1967  Two for the Road  
1970 Darling Lili  
1975 The Return of the Pink Panther   (The Pink Panther-3)
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again   (The Pink Panther-4)
1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther   (The Pink Panther-5)
1979 10 
1981 S.O.B.  
1982 Victor/Victoria 
1982 Trail of the Pink Panther   (The Pink Panther-6)
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther   (The Pink Panther-7)
1983 The Man Who Loved Women 
1987 Blind Date  
1988 Sunset
1989 Peter Gunn 
1991 Switch 
1993 Son of the Pink Panther    (The Pink Panther-8)

Music of Henry Mancini

The Best of Henry Mancini 
1 Breakfast At Tiffany's 
2 Pink Panther Theme 
3 Days Of Wine And Roses 
4 Moon River 
5 A Shot In The Dark 
6 (Theme From) Love Story 
7 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head 
8 Mr. Lucky 
9 Peter Gunn 
10 Experiment In Terror 
11 The Windmills Of Your Mind 
12 Dream A Little Dream Of Me 
13 Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing 
14 By The Time I Get To Phoenix 
15 Charade (Opening Titles) 
16 The Shadow Of Your Smile 
17 Evergreen 
18 Midnight Cowboy 
19 Till There Was You 
20 The Summer Knows 
21 Baby Elephant Walk 
22 (Theme From) Hatari! 
23 Blue Satin 
24 Moment To Moment

01.   All The Way
02.   Days Of Wine And Roses
03.   Dear Heart
04.   How Soon
05.   Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
06.   Moon River
07.   Secret Love
08.   Two For The Road
09.   Annie's Song
10.   In The Arms Of Love
11.   Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
12.   Moment To Moment
13.   Moon River
14.   No Other Love
15.   Stella By Starlight
16.   The Shadow Of Your Smile
17.   Theme From Love Story
18.   Two For The Road
19.   Unchained Melody
20.   Theme From A Summer Place

HENRY MANCINI - Collection Of Great Music (1)

HENRY MANCINI - Collection Of Great Music (2)
02.  MISTY
15.  JEAN


Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and written by George Axelrod, loosely based on Truman Capote's 1958 novella of the same name. Starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney, the film was initially released on October 5, 1961 by Paramount Pictures.

Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naïve, eccentric socialite is generally considered to be the actress's most memorable and identifiable role. Hepburn regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was an introvert required to play an extrovert.

Breakfast at Tiffany's was received positively at the time, and won two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "Moon River", which was also selected as the fourth most memorable song in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute in 2004. The film was also nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hepburn, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction.

In 2012, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Henry Mancini ‎– Breakfast At Tiffany's
A1 00:00  Moon River Lyrics By – Johnny Mercer
A2 02:42 Something For Cat 
A3 05:54 Sally's Tomato 
A4 09:03 Mr. Yunioshi 
A5 11:37 The Big Blow Out 
A6 14:07 Hub Caps And Tail Lights
B1 16:40 Breakfast At Tiffany's 
B2 19:28 Latin Golightly 
B3 22:26 Holly 
B4 25:48 Loose Caboose 
B5 29:00 The Big Heist 
B6 32:11 Moon River Cha Cha Lyrics By – Johnny Mercer

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1/9) - The Mean Reds (1961) 

Breakfast at Tiffany's (4/9) - Wild Things (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (5/9) - Ten Dollars at Tiffany's (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (6/9) - Cracker Jack Prizes (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (7/9) - Stealing for the Thrill (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (8/9) - The Only Chance at Real Happiness (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (9/9) - Kissing in the Rain (1961) 

Breakfast at Tiffany's (2/9) - Hot Party (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (3/9) - Moon River (1961)

Days of Wine and Roses

Days of Wine and Roses is a 1962 drama film directed by Blake Edwards with a screenplay by JP Miller adapted from his own 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name.

The movie was produced by Martin Manulis, with music by Henry Mancini, and features Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford and Jack Klugman. The film depicts the downward spiral of two average Americans who succumb to alcoholism and attempt to deal with their problems.

An Academy Award went to the film's theme music, composed by Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The film received four other Oscar nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress. In 2018, Days of Wine and Roses was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Days of Wine and Roses - Trailer

Henry Mancini - The Days of Wine and Roses


Charade is a 1963 American romantic comedy mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin. It spans three genres: suspense thriller, romance and comedy. Because Universal Pictures published the movie with an invalid copyright notice, the film entered the public domain in the United States immediately upon its release.

The film is notable for its screenplay, especially the repartee between Grant and Hepburn, for having been filmed on location in Paris, for Henry Mancini's score and theme song, and for the animated titles by Maurice Binder. Charade has received generally positive reviews from critics, and was additionally noted to contain influences of genres such as whodunit, screwball and spy thriller. It has also been referred to as "the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made"

Charade (1963) - Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

Henry Mancini - Charade (1963)

The Great Race

The Great Race is a 1965 American Technicolor slapstick comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, and with music by Henry Mancini and cinematography by Russell Harlan. The supporting cast includes Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell and Vivian Vance. The movie cost US$12 million (equivalent to $95.40 million in 2018), making it the most expensive comedy film at the time. The story was inspired by the actual 1908 New York to Paris Race.

It is noted for one scene that was promoted as "the greatest pie fight ever".

The Great Race Trailer 1965

Clip - The Great Race 1965

The Great Race 1965 Curses! Foiled again

The Great Race - We're going to win

Henry Mancini ‎– The Great Race 1965 


What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? is a 1966 comedy DeLuxe Color film written by William Peter Blatty and directed by Blake Edwards for the Mirisch Company in Panavision. It stars James Coburn and Dick Shawn. Filming was at Lake Sherwood Ranch in Thousand Hills, 40 miles northwest of Hollywood. 

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Trailer

Henry Mancini ‎– What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 

Two for the Road

Two for the Road is a 1967 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. Written by Frederic Raphael, the film is about a husband and wife who examine their twelve-year relationship while on a road trip to Southern France. The film was considered somewhat experimental for its time because the story is told in a non-linear fashion, with scenes from the latter stages of the relationship juxtaposed with those from its beginning, often leaving the viewer to interpolate what has intervened, which is sometimes revealed in later scenes. Several locations are used in different segments to show continuity throughout the twelve-year period.

Raphael received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, Hepburn received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, and Henry Mancini received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. The film's theme song, "Two for the Road", was composed by Mancini, who wrote many notable theme songs for films, including "Moon River" for Breakfast at Tiffany's. He considered "Two for the Road" his favourite of all the songs he wrote.

Cars featured in the film, being driven by the couple or ridden in by them, include a white Mercedes-Benz 230SL roadster, an MG TD, a Triumph Herald, a VW Microbus, and a Ford Country Squire. In one scene of this movie, Audrey Hepburn appears dressed in a shiny black PVC trouser suit designed by Paco Rabanne. The film was ranked #57 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Passions list.

Two For The Road - Soundtrack Suite - 
Henry Mancini

Two For The Road - Trailer

Darling Lili 

Darling Lili is a 1970 American musical spy film written by William Peter Blatty and Blake Edwards, who also directed. It starred Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, and Jeremy Kemp. It was the last full musical to have song lyrics written by Johnny Mercer.

Gypsy Violin - Darling Lili  -  Henry Mancini

Julie Andrews Striptease from 'Darling Lili' (1970)

Darling Lili - Trailer

Darling Lili (1970) 3/3

Darling Lili - kankan

Darling Lili (1970) 1/3

Darling Lili -  Henry Mancini


10 is a 1979 American romantic comedy film written, produced, and directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber, and Bo Derek in her first major film appearance. It was considered a trend-setting film at the time and was one of the year's biggest box office hits, and it made superstars of Moore and Derek. It follows a man in middle age who becomes infatuated with a young woman whom he has never met, leading to a comic chase and an encounter in Mexico.

10 - (1979) - Official Trailer 

"10" - Henry Mancini

"10" - "Don't Call it Love" (Henry Mancini and Chorus)

10 - It's Easy To Say (Instrumental)  

"10" - Henry Mancini (1979)

Henry Mancini piano "It's Easy To Say" from "10"


S.O.B. is a 1981 American comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards. It stars Julie Andrews, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Larry Hagman, Robert Vaughn, Robert Webber, Loretta Swit, Shelley Winters and William Holden in his final film role. The film was produced by Lorimar and was released on July 1, 1981.


S O B - Henry Mancini

S.O.B. (1981) trailer



Victor/Victoria is a 1982 British-American musical comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, and John Rhys-Davies. The film was produced by Tony Adams and scored by Henry Mancini, with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was adapted in 1995 as a Broadway musical. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. It is a remake of the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria.



Victor Victoria Official Trailer #1 - Julie Andrews, James Garner (1982) 

Julie Andrews - "Crazy World" - dal Film "Victor Victoria"- 1982

The Man Who Loved Women

The Man Who Loved Women is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews and Kim Basinger. It is a remake of the 1977 French film L'Homme qui aimait les femmes.

It chronicles the affairs of an artist, as told from the perspective of his analyst and eventual lover. She chronicles his obsessive love of women, which leads to his eventual death.

Helen Reddy - Little Boys, The Man Who Loved Women - Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews,
Henry Mancini

The Man Who Loved Women Trailer 1983

Blind Date

Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis, in his first leading film role, and Kim Basinger. Blind Date earned mostly negative reviews from critics, but was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office.


Blind Date (1987) Movie Trailer - Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis

Blind Date (1987) - The Wedding Day

Blind Date - Simply Meant To Be - Soundtrack Score - Henry Mancini - 1987

Blind Date - 1987 - FULL SOUNDTRACK
1 Gary Morris And Jennifer Warnes - "Simply Meant To Be" 
2 Billy Vera And The Beaters - "Let You Get Away" (4:34)
3 Billy Vera And The Beaters - "Oh, What A Nite" (9:34)
4 Billy Vera And The Beaters - "Anybody Seen Her?" (13:06)
5 Keith L'Neire - "Talked About Lover" (16:54)
6 Hubert Tubbs - "Crash, Bang, Boom" (21:20)
Henry Mancini - "Something For Nash" (25:14)
8 Stanley Jordan - "Treasures" (29:01)
Henry Mancini - "Simply Meant To Be" (31:45)


Sunset is a 1988 American mystery action film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis as legendary Western actor Tom Mix, who teams up with legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, portrayed for the second time in a theatrical film by James Garner. Based on an unpublished novel by Rod Amateau, the plot has Mix and Earp team up to solve a murder in Hollywood in 1929.

Although Sunset had some comedic elements, it veered much more to the period mystery genre of old Hollywood. Reviewers, such as Roger Ebert, struggled trying to define the film. Ebert noted, "The strangest thing about 'Sunset' is that it's not a comedy, not exactly. It has some laughs, but it's a sort of low-key, elegiac mood film ..."

Sunset - Soundtrack Suite - Henry Mancini

Sunset (1988) - Theatrical Trailer

Peter Gunn

Peter Gunn is a 1989 American made-for-television crime drama film directed by Blake Edwards. It was intended as a pilot to relaunch the Peter Gunn franchise starring Peter Strauss in the Craig Stevens role.

The pilot was aired on ABC on April 23, 1989, but a TV series was not commissioned. The idea of a revival began in 1977 when E. Jack Neuman was approached to script a made for TV movie to bring back Craig Stevens to the role. The project collapsed because of Blake Edwards' film schedule. Edwards once again announced a TV movie version in 1984 which was intended to star Robert Wagner in the role. This eventually became the 1989 TV movie with Peter Strauss.

Henry Mancini ‎– The Music From Peter Gunn 

Peter Gunn - Trailer


Switch is a 1991 comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards. Based on George Axelrod's play Goodbye Charlie (and a 1964 film by the same title), it stars Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, and Lorraine Bracco.


Switch - 1991 

Switch - Henry Mancini - theme

Switch - 1991 - Movie