The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes

The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes is a 1964 short film directed by Robert Clouse.[1] Teddy Buckner composed the film score.[2] Janee Michelle had her film acting debut in the film.[3] John A. Alonzo, who would later become best known for his camerawork for Chinatown, served as the cinematographer for The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes.[4] The film was screened at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.[5] Clouse won a Golden Globe Award for the film.[6] The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 37th Academy Awards, but lost to Casals Conducts: 1964.[7] The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes was Clouse's second film to be nominated for this award, the first being the 1962 film The Cadillac.[8]

The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes
Directed byRobert Clouse
StarringDonald Elson
Garland Thompson
Music byTeddy Buckner
Mario Casetta
Lincoln Mayorga
CinematographyJohn A. Alonzo
Edited byRobert Wollin
Distributed byManson Distributing
Running time
22 minutes
CountryUnited States


  1. "The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes (1964)". The New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  2. McCarty (2000), p. 54.
  3. "Meet the Actors". NOVAC. 2014. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  4. Oliver, Myrna (March 16, 2011). "John Alonzo: Filmed 'Chinatown,' Other Movies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  5. "The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  6. Winter et al. (2007), p. 100.
  7. "The 37th Academy Awards: 1965". Academy Awards. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  8. "Enter the Dragon". Turner Classic Movies, June 25, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015.


  • McCarty, Clifford (2000). Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195114736.
  • Winter, Jessica; Lloyd Hughes; Richard Armstong; Tom Charity (2007). The Rough Guide to Film. Penguin Books. ISBN 1405384980.
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