Army sergeants Dave and “Fixit” spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory. Read More »
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In 1873, on the Gold Trail, Montana, the mysterious and controlling Dr. Joseph Frail arrives in the small town of Skull Creek with miners in a gold rush. Read More »
Never Let Me Go (1953) Delmer Daves, Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer Read More »
Hollywood Canteen (1944) Delmer Daves, Bette Davis, John Garfield, The Andrews Sisters, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. Read More »
Youngblood Hawke is a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer. Read More »
The Hunter family has long owned a mansion on Pine Island, a summer resort located off the Maine coast. Read More »
Broken Arrow (1950) Delmer Daves, James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Drama, Romance, Western
For a decade, the white settlers and the Apaches have been engaged in a bloody war with no peaceful end in sight. When a white scout, Tom Jeffords (James Stewart), has a dangerously close but enlightening encounter with the natives, he begins to see the humanity in these “enemies.” Entering the Apache territory seeking peace, Jeffords forms a friendship with the Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler), although there are people on both sides who resist extending the olive branch.
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Pride of the Marines (1945) Delmer Daves, John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Married couple Jim & Ella Merchant set up their single friend Al Schmid on a blind date with Ruth Hartley. The two hit it off and begin dating. Read More »
In this beautifully shot, psychologically complex western, Van Heflin is a mild-mannered cattle rancher who takes on the task of shepherding a captured outlaw (played with cucumber-cool charisma by Glenn Ford) to the train that will deliver him to prison. This apparently simple mission turns into a nerve-racking cat-and-mouse game that tests each man’s particular brand of honor. Based on a story by Elmore Leonard, 3:10 to Yuma is a thrilling, humane action movie, directed by the supremely talented studio filmmaker Delmer Daves with intense feeling and precision.
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Dark Passage (1947) Delmer Daves, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Film-Noir, Thriller
Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart’s-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he’s really after is revenge.
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