Tay Garnett (Los Angeles, California 13 June 1894 – 3 October 1977) was a director and screenwriter.


Born in Los Angeles, Garnett served as a naval pilot in the First world war but an accident on a flight led to give low in the army. In 1920, to begin to work as a screenwriter in 1920. There he worked on the orders of Mack Sennett, Hal Roach, Harold Vonscruttion or Frank Capra. At the end of the 1920s, it would sign by Pathe producer and debuted as a director in 1928 with the film Celebrity, a silent film starring Robert Armstrong and Lina Basquette. The following year married Patsy Ruth Miller, which divorced in 1933.

In the 1930s, became one of the most notable times Director. Directed films as titles as your man (1930), journey of ida (1932) with William Powell and Kay Francis, China seas (1935) with Clark Gable and Jean Harlow or Always Eva (1937), Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell and Humphrey Bogart. But it would be the Decade of the 40 best stage Garnett as director. At that time shot with the same weapon (1940), seven sinners (1940), Bataan (1943), The Madam Parkington (1944), * the Valley of the destination (1945) or A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949), on the Mark Twain novel which starred by Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming. But undoubtedly the great masterpiece of Garnett would be the postman always called twice (1946), film version of the book of James M. Cain had the role of John Garfield, Lana Turner, and Cecil Kellaway. In the 1950s, Tay Garnett went away the film’s getting into the world of television and direct chapters bonanza, The untouchables or whip. (Only intervened in the film to make films as three soldiers (1951)) or Korea, zero hour (1952), title war starring Robert Mitchum or the Black Knight (1954), film medieval adventure with Alan Ladd and Patricia Medina. He married twice more. First with actress Helga Moray, and his third wife would [Mari Aldon], the protagonist of distant drums Raoul Walsh. Tay Garnett, which would continue directing titles smaller until the early 1970s, died on 3 October 1977 victim of leukemia at the age of 83. Garnett has a star on the walk of Fame in Hollywood in the 6556 Hollywood Boulevard.


* Celebrity (1928)

* Your man (Her Man) (1930)

* Crime aristocrats (Bad Company) (1931)

* Prestige (Prestige) (1932)

* Journey of ida (One Way Passage) (1932)

* China seas (China Seas) (1935)

* Soldier professional (Professional Soldier) (1935)

* Always Eva (Stand-In) (1937)

* Redemption (Slave Ship) (1937)

* Love and journalism (Love Is News) (1937)

* The pleasure of living (Joy of living) (1938)

* The fugitive in the tropics (Trade Winds) (1938)

* Eternally yours (Eternally Yours) (1939)

* With his same gun (Slightly Honourable) (1940)

* Seven sinners (Seven sinners) (1940)

* Owns its target (Cheers for Miss Bishop) (1941)

* My favorite spy (My Favorite Spy) (1942)

* The cross of Lorraine (Cross of Lorraine) (1943)

* Bataan (1943)

* The Mrs Parkington (Mrs. Parkington) (1944)

* Destination Valley (The Valley of Decision) (1945)

* The postman always rings twice (The Postman Always Rings Twice) (1946)

* A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court) (1949)

* Wheels of fire (The Fireball) (1950)

* Alarming (cause for Alarm) (1951)

* Three soldiers (Three Soldiers) (1951)

* Korea, zero hour (One Minute to Zero) (1952)

* Black Knight (The Black Knight) (1954)

* Guns on the border (Cattle King) (1963)