Delmer Daves (born in San Francisco, California, July 24, 1904, died August 17, 1977) co-wrote screenplays for films like The Petrified Forest (1931) with Leslie Howard and Bette Davis, Love Affair (1939) with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. He directed World War II movies like Destination Tokyo (1943) with Cary Grant, Pride of the Marines (1946) with John Garfield, noirs like The Red House (1947) with Edward G. Robinson. He wrote and directed Dark Passage (1947) with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, directed A Kiss in the Dark (1949) with Jane Wyman and David Niven, Never Let Me Go (1953) with Clark Gable and Gene Tierney. He helmed Westerns like Broken Arrow (1950) starring James Stewart, The Last Wagon (1956) with Richard Widmark, 3:10 to Yuma (1957) with Glenn Ford, The Hanging Tree (1959) with Gary Cooper. He directed Troy Donahue in A Summer Place (1959) with Sandra Dee, Parrish (1961) with Claudette Colbert, Susan Slade (1961) with Connie Stevens, Rome Adventure (1962) with Suzanne Pleshette. Daves wrote, directed and produced Spencer Mountain (1963) starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara.