DELMER DAVES: 3.10 TO YUMA

Love this photo from the set of 3.10 TO YUMA, with a quiet conference between stars Felicia Farr and Glenn Ford and their director, Delmer Daves.

Glenn Ford

 

Van Heflin

 

Felicia Farr, Glenn  Ford.

Delmer Daves wrote screenplays in the 1930s and 40s, and started directing with 1943’s Destination Tokyo. Other Daves films I love are DARK PASSAGE,  THE LAST WAGON (also with Felicia Farr).

 

Delmer Daves on the set of DESTINATION TOKYO, with Cary Grant, John  Garfield. (I haven’t seen this one. Is it recommended?

 

Delmer Daves discussing the shot with Humphrey Bogart, Agnes Moorehead . DARK PASSAGE.

(Daves wrote as well as directed these three films.)

 

 

Photo Extra:

When I saw this photo from the set of The African Queen, two words came to mind – Social Distancing.    2 meters?

Lauren Bacall, John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn . THE AFRICAN QUEEN.

The joys of location filming.

9 responses »

    • I imagine a director working on his own script is a big plus. I always remember Daves simply because he did two of my favourite westerns – 3.10 to Yuma and The Last Wagon.

      • Every one of his westerns is worthwhile in my book. I absolutely adore The Hanging Tree.
        I’m even reassessing his 60s move into melodrama and A Summer Place has grown on me.

  1. I’m not a Western fan but liked The Hanging Tree very much. I met Felicia Farr with husband Jack Lennon in the West End. It was a hot day and they were both eating ice creams! Jack. beamed when I mentioned two of Felicia’s films Timetable and Last Wagon. He was appearing in a London play at the time.

  2. Of course, Colin, The Hanging Tree. I guess it’s no coincidence that my favourite westerns generally involve three directors – Delmer Daves, Anthony Mann and Budd Boetticher.
    Care to list your top ten westerns? Not easy!
    Mine would include SEVEN MEN FROM NOW, HIGH NOON, JOHNNY GUITAR, BEND OF THE RIVER, HANGMAN’S KNOT, THE LAST WAGON, SHANE, GARDEN OF EVIL, A LAWLESS STREET, THE NAKED SPUR. Or I could just name ten Randolph Scotts!
    Not sure I could join you in the 60s films.

  3. Those Warner Brothers teen dramas! I always thought Connie Stevens was very talented and should have had a better film career . She worked for Daves in the not so good PARRISH.
    At over two hours it feels like it will never end and that usually fine actor Karl Malden goes way over the top.

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