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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:||Writer ... director actor screenwriter producer prop boy technical advisor|
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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