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Delmer Daves (July 24, 1904August 17, 1977) was an American screenwriter, director, and producer. July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1904 (MCMIV) is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Life and career

Born in San Francisco two years before the 1906 earthquake, Delmer Daves first pursued a career as a lawyer. While attending Stanford University he became interested in the burgeoning film industry, first working as a prop boy on the 1923 western The Covered Wagon and serving as a technical advisor on a number of films. After finishing his education in law, he continued his career in Hollywood. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... San Francisco City Hall, April 20, 1906. ... For other meanings of Stanford, see Stanford (disambiguation). ... See also: 1922 in film 1923 1924 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events April 15 - Lee De Forest demonstrates the Phonofilm sound-on-film system at the Rivoli Theater in New York with a series of short musical films featuring vaudeville performers. ... The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ... ...


After moving to Hollywood in 1928, he began his career as a screenwriter, his first credit being the "talkie" comedy So This Is College released by MGM. Through the 1930s he made a name as a successful screenplay and story writer, while moonlighting as an actor in bit parts and uncredited roles. He penned the successful Dick Powell musicals Dames, Flirtation Walk, and Page Miss Glory between 1934 and 1935. Daves largest successes of the period, however, came with 1936's The Petrified Forest and Love Affair (1939). Almost twenty years later Leo McCarey, director of Love Affair, would helm the nearly identical An Affair to Remember (1957 using Daves' script. A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... // Events and trends A public speech by Benito Mussolini, founder of the Fascist movement The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... Dick Powell (1904-1963) The singer, actor, producer, and director Dick Powell was born as Richard Ewing Powell in Mountain View, Arkansas on November 14, 1904. ... Flirtation Walk is a 1934 musical romance about a soldier (Dick Powell) who falls in love with the generals daughter (Ruby Keeler), but her father ships her off before their relationship can blossom. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... The Petrified Forest (1936) is a predecessor to film noir with an original screenplay by Delmer Daves and Charles Kenyon, from the play by Robert Sherwood. ... There is also a musical group named Love Affair. ... See also: 1938 in film 1939 1940 in film 1930s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as the greatest year in film history. ... Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 - July 5, 1969) was a movie director, screenwriter and producer. ... An Affair to Remember is a 1957 movie, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as a couple who meet on an ocean liner and promise to reunite in six months at the top of the Empire State Building if they still love each other. ... See also: 1956 in film 1957 1958 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, opens. ...


Daves made his directorial debut in the Cary Grant wartime adventure Destination Tokyo in 1943. Over the course of Daves' twenty-two year career, Daves cultivated an unpretentious style, taking a relaxed approach to filming and letting its actors and screenplay drive the film. His most notable films include Dark Passage (1947), which utilized a first-person approach to great effect, the critically acclaimed Broken Arrow (1950), the taut western 3:10 to Yuma (1957), and the melodramatic A Summer Place (1959). Daves garnered a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for his work on 1958's Cowboy. Spencer's Mountain (1963), which he wrote, directed, and produced, served as the basis for the popular television series The Waltons. Cary Grant Archibald (Archie) Alexander Leach, known by his screen name Cary Grant, (January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986), was a British-born actor who starred in American films. ... Destination Tokyo is a war film released in 1943. ... See also: 1942 in film 1943 1944 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America For Whom the Bell Tolls The Song of Bernadette This is the Army Stage Door Canteen Random Harvest Star Spangled Rhythm Casablanca Journey Into Fear Academy Awards Best... Dark Passage (1947) is a Warner Bros. ... See also: 1946 in film 1947 1948 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... Broken Arrow was the name of a western released in 1950. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... See also: 1956 in film 1957 1958 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, opens. ... A Summer Place is the title of a 1958 novel by author Sloan Wilson, who also wrote The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ... See also: 1957 in film 1958 1959 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ... Spencers Mountain is a 1963 family film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner. ... See also: 1962 in film 1963 1964 in film 1960s in film years in film film Events June 12 — Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison and Richard Burton premieres at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Was also a rock band from the Isle Of Wight, see The Waltons (IOW) The Waltons was an American television series about a family living at Waltons Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the state of Virginia. ...


Daves was married to actress Mary Lawrence from 1938 through his death on August 17, 1977. 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Selected filmography

Flirtation Walk is a 1934 musical romance about a soldier (Dick Powell) who falls in love with the generals daughter (Ruby Keeler), but her father ships her off before their relationship can blossom. ... The Petrified Forest (1936) is a predecessor to film noir with an original screenplay by Delmer Daves and Charles Kenyon, from the play by Robert Sherwood. ... There is also a musical group named Love Affair. ... You Were Never Lovelier (Columbia Pictures) is a 1943 Hollywood musical comedy film, set in Buenos Aires. ... Destination Tokyo is a war film released in 1943. ... Dark Passage (1947) is a Warner Bros. ... Broken Arrow was the name of a western released in 1950. ... An Affair to Remember is a 1957 movie, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as a couple who meet on an ocean liner and promise to reunite in six months at the top of the Empire State Building if they still love each other. ... These gallows in Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park are maintained by Arizona State Parks. ... A Summer Place is the title of a 1958 novel by author Sloan Wilson, who also wrote The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. ... Spencers Mountain is a 1963 family film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner. ...

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Father grew up with these stories, and he told many of them to me. WW lived with the Arthur Daves family, as Nan was the daughter to whom he was closest.
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