Mini Tribute: Delmer Daves at Work


Born July 24, 1904 Director Delmer Daves!

Delmer Daves was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, having co-penned Dames, The Petrified Forest, Love Affair and You Were Never Lovelier (among others), before making his directorial debut in 1943 with Destination Tokyo, for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.  Over the course of his career, Daves directed and wrote (or co-wrote) the screenplays/stories for Hollywood Canteen, Dark Passage, Rome Adventure, A Summer Place and Spencer’s Mountain (which incidentally served as the basis for TV’s The Waltons). Daves also directed 3:10 to YumaDemetrius and the Gladiators and Broken Arrow

So, let’s celebrate Delmer Daves work by taking a sneak peek at some behind-the-scenes photos…

Director Delmer Daves, Cary Grant and John Garfield on the set of Destination Tokyo, behind the scenes

Delmer Daves, Cary Grant and John Garfield examine scale models of warships on the set of Destination Tokyo


Director Delmer Daves and Glenn Ford on the set of  3:10 to Yuma, behind the scenes

Delmer Daves and Glenn Ford on the set of  3:10 to Yuma


Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Director Delmer Daves behind the scenes Dark Passage

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Delmer Daves looking at negatives of Dark Passage


Director Delmer Daves talks with Susan Hayward between takes of Demetrius and the GladiatorsDelmer Daves and Susan Hayward on the set of Demetrius and the Gladiators


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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One Response to Mini Tribute: Delmer Daves at Work

  1. Rick says:

    Nice to see one of my favorite directors get some love! Daves was an incredibly versatile director and writer. I’m especially of his Westerns (my fave is THE HANGING TREE) and his soaps (which are better than Sirk’s).

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