Delmer Daves

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Accomplished visual stylist who often wrote his own imaginative, and genre-defying, screenplays; his films are always technically proficient but sometimes lack substance. As a teenager Daves lived for a time with native ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1904 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (32)

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

from screenplay("Love Affair" (USA/1939)) (From Story)

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Spencer's Mountain 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Youngblood Hawke 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Parrish 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rome Adventure 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Susan Slade 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Summer Place 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

An Affair to Remember 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jubal 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Wagon 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

White Feather 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

(From Story)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Treasure of the Golden Condor 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dark Passage 1947 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stage Door Canteen 1942 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Affair 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Petrified Forest 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bird of Paradise (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Dames (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Flirtation Walk (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

No More Women (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Safari (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Shipmates (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Shipmates Forever (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

So This Is College (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Farmer's Daughter (Movie)

(Screen Story)

The Red House (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Singing Marine (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

You Were Never Lovelier (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (23)

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Spencer's Mountain 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Youngblood Hawke 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Parrish 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Rome Adventure 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Susan Slade 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hanging Tree 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

A Summer Place 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Cowboy 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Kings Go Forth 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

3:10 to Yuma 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Jubal 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Wagon 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Treasure of the Golden Condor 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Broken Arrow 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Dark Passage 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

A Kiss in the Dark (Movie)

(Director)

Bird of Paradise (Movie)

(Director)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

(Director)

Pride of the Marines (Movie)

(Director)

The Red House (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (9)

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spencer's Mountain 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Youngblood Hawke 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Parrish 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rome Adventure 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Susan Slade 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Summer Place 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bird of Paradise (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (5)

A Man's Man 1928 (Movie)

(Actor)

Good News (Movie)

Beef (Actor)

So This Is College (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bishop Murder Case (Movie)

Raymond Sperling (Actor)

The Duke Steps Out (Movie)

Bossy Edwards (Actor)
Art Department (1)

A Man's Man 1928 (Movie)

(Props)
Other (1)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 (Movie)

film extract("Dark Passage" (1947)) (Other)

Biography

Accomplished visual stylist who often wrote his own imaginative, and genre-defying, screenplays; his films are always technically proficient but sometimes lack substance. As a teenager Daves lived for a time with native American Indians, an experience which informed his 1950 film "Broken Arrow", one of the first sympathetic treatments of American Indians to reach the screen.

Relationships

Mary Lawrence

Wife
married from 1938 until Daves' death in 1977 died on September 24, 1991 of complications of pneumonia at the age of 73 appeared on TV series "Love That Bob" (1956-58) married banker Samuel Doak Young Sr after Daves' death wrote art books "Mother and Child" (1975) and "Lovers" (1982)

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Stanford , California
earned degree

Milestones

1942

Film directing debut, "Destination Tokyo"

1923

First film as prop boy, "The Covered Wagon"

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