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Also Known As: Died: August 17, 1977
Born: July 24, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, producer, prop boy, technical advisor

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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.

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.

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DIRECTOR:

2.
  Youngblood Hawke (1964) Director
3.
  Spencer's Mountain (1963) Director
4.
  Rome Adventure (1962) Director
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  Susan Slade (1961) Director
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  Parrish (1961) Director
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  A Summer Place (1959) Director
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  The Hanging Tree (1959) Director
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  Kings Go Forth (1958) Director
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  Cowboy (1958) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Good News (1930) Beef
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 The Bishop Murder Case (1930) Raymond Sperling
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 The Duke Steps Out (1929) Bossy Edwards
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1923:
First film as prop boy, "The Covered Wagon"
1943:
Film directing debut, "Destination Tokyo"

Education

Stanford University: Stanford , California -

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wife:
Mary Lawrence. Actor, author. 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).

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