Tay Garnett

Tay Garnett

Highest Rated: 89% The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Lowest Rated: 50% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Birthday: Jun 13, 1894

Birthplace: Sawtelle, California, USA

A prolific, skillful director of adventure films, westerns and other hard-hitting fare, Tay Garnett began in films around 1920 as a writer. Becoming as a director near the end of the silent period, Garnett quickly demonstrated the narrative verve and technical competence typical of his work with the early talkie landmarks, the rough-housing romance, "Her Man" (1930) and the intriguing gangster film, "Bad Company" (1931). Though his output is variable, Garnett was a reliable and very talented craftsman who helmed such fine genre fare as "One Way Passage" (1932), a lovely romantic duet for Kay Francis and William Powell; "China Seas" (1935), a lively comic adventure at sea teaming up Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Wallace Beery; "Slave Ship" (1937), a grim, potent seafaring saga with Beery and Warner Baxter; "Stand In" (1937), a highly enjoyable spoof of Hollywood filmmaking with Leslie Howard and Joan Blondell; and one of Marlene Dietrich's best films, the rowdy yet touching "Seven Sinners" (1940). His most famous film, though, is arguably that classic film noir pairing of Lana Turner's blondeness and John Garfield's swarthiness, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timber Tramps Director - 1977
No Score Yet 71% Challenge to Be Free Old Marshal McGee (Character),
Director
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Delta Factor Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle King Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Fighters Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Wonders of the World Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Knight Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway Director - 1953
No Score Yet 14% One Minute to Zero Director - 1952
No Score Yet 27% Soldiers Three Director - 1951
No Score Yet 30% Cause for Alarm Director - 1951
No Score Yet 17% The Fireball Director - 1950
50% 52% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Harvest Director - 1947
89% 79% The Postman Always Rings Twice Director - 1946
No Score Yet 82% The Valley of Decision Director - 1945
No Score Yet 76% Mrs. Parkington Director - 1944
No Score Yet 53% The Cross of Lorraine Director - 1944
No Score Yet 66% Bataan Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unexpected Uncle Director - 1941
No Score Yet 31% Cheers for Miss Bishop Director - 1941
No Score Yet 43% Seven Sinners Director - 1940
No Score Yet 31% Eternally Yours Director,
Producer
- 1939
No Score Yet 83% Slightly Honorable Director - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Joy of Living Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trade Winds Director - 1938
No Score Yet 80% Love Is News Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slave Ship Director - 1937
No Score Yet 67% Stand-In Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Professional Soldier Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It Director - 1935
80% 72% China Seas Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Unknown Director - 1933
No Score Yet 82% One Way Passage Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Okay, America! Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prestige Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Company Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Officer O'Brien Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Man Director,
Writer
- 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, Yeah? Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flying Fool Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Director,
Screenwriter
- 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skyscraper Screenwriter - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cop Screenwriter - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Screenwriter - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spieler Director - 1928
No Score Yet 73% Long Pants Screenwriter - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet There You Are! Writer - 1926
No Score Yet 71% Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde Screenwriter - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleuth Screenwriter - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Man Screenwriter - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detained Screenwriter - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hottentot Screenwriter - 1922

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Director 1962-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Director 1966 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1963-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Director 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Director 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Director,
Writer
1956

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