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Delmer Daves

Highest Rated:   100% Jubal (1956)
Lowest Rated:   62% An Affair to Remember (1957)
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While studying civil engineering and law at Stanford University, Delmer Daves secured work as a prop boy for director James Cruze's The Covered Wagon (1923). So fascinated was Daves by the Native Americans working on this film that he forsook a law career to live in Arizona among the Hopi and Navajo. He studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, appearing in a few early talkies before turning to screenwriting. In 1944 he directed his first film, the low-key combat drama Destination Tokyo. In this and his other war-related films Pride of the Marines (1945) and Task Force (1949), writer/director Daves emphasized the anxieties and tribulations of the individual soldier, rather than resorting to gaudy Hollywood heroics. In 1951, Daves formed his own production company, Double-D productions. Most of his best 1950s films were westerns, which like his war pictures favored slowly escalating personal tensions over wanton gunplay. His most successful film was the 1959 movie A Summer Place. After calling it a day with the high-gloss soap opera The Battle of the Villa Fioretta (1965), Delmar Daves made one last cinematic contribution as one of the on-camera participants in the 1972 documentary 75 Years of Cinema Museum.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Spencer's Mountain
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1963
No Score Yet Rome Adventure
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1962
No Score Yet Susan Slade
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Parrish
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1961
83% A Summer Place
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1959
No Score Yet The Hanging Tree
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet The Badlanders
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Kings Go Forth
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Cowboy
  • Director
1958
96% 3:10 to Yuma
  • Director
1957
62% An Affair to Remember
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet The Last Wagon
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1956
100% Jubal
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet Drum Beat
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet White Feather
  • Screenwriter
1955
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Never Let Me Go
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1953
89% Broken Arrow
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Task Force
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet A Kiss In The Dark
  • Director
1949
92% Dark Passage
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1947
80% The Red House
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Pride of the Marines
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet The Very Thought of You
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1943
100% You Were Never Lovelier
  • Screenwriter
1942
86% Love Affair
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Professor Beware
  • Screenwriter
1938
100% The Petrified Forest
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet Shipmates Forever
  • Screenwriter
1935
100% Flirtation Walk
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet Dames
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet The Bishop Murder Case
  • Raymond Sperling
1930
No Score Yet So This Is College
  • Screenwriter
  • USC Player (uncredited)
1929

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