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W. Donn Hayes (1893–1973)

Before retiring from the industry in 1968, W. Donn Hayes edited motion pictures and television shows for more than 50 years. He started as an assistant editor at Universal Studios in 1916. His first job as a film editor came eight years later when he joined Columbia Pictures and made action films with William Fairbanks. As supervising editor he ... See full bio »


(age 79) in Sun City, California, USA

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Tarzan Escapes
The Shopworn Angel
Rebecca Editor
Zander the Great


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 1954 Istanbul
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Happy Ending (1953)
 1952 Torpedo Alley
 1947 Bury Me Dead
 1947 Stepchild
 1947 Born to Speed
 1945 Hollywood and Vine (as Don Hayes)
 1944 When the Lights Go on Again (as Donn Hayes)
 1940 Li'l Abner (as Donn Hayes)
 1940 Rebecca (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed (film editor)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire (film editor)
 1939 Daughters Courageous (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
 1939 Broadway Serenade (uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 (edited by)
 1938 Stablemates
 1938 The Shopworn Angel (film editor)
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West (film editor)
 1937 Between Two Women (film editor)
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair (film editor)
 1937 Espionage
 1936 Tarzan Escapes (film editor)
 1934 The Dude Ranger (as Donn Hayes)
 1934 Peck's Bad Boy (as Donn Hayes)
 1934 Young Eagles (uncredited)
 1934 Frontier Marshal (as Donn Hayes)
 1931 Night Life in Reno (as Don Hayes)
 1931 Mother's Millions (as Don Hayes)
 1930 Ex-Flame
 1930 The Jazz Cinderella (as Donn Hayes)
 1930 The Bad One
 1930 Puttin' on the Ritz (uncredited)
 1929 The Lost Zeppelin (as Donn Hayes)
 1929 Times Square
 1928 Companionate Marriage (as Donn Hayes)
 1928 The Rush Hour (as Donn Hayes)
 1928 Stolen Love
 1928 Midnight Life
 1928 Hellship Bronson (as Donn Hayes)
 1928 The Chorus Kid (as Donn Hayes)
 1928 Turn Back the Hours (as Donn Hayes)
 1928 Bare Knees (as Donn Hayes)
 1928 San Francisco Nights (as Donn Hayes)
 1928 The Head of the Family (as Donn Hayes)
 1927 A Harp in Hock (as Donn Hayes)
 1926 The Carnival Girl (as Donn Hayes)
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Alternate Names:

Donald Hayes | Donn Hayes | Don Hayes


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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. . . the question of "Who is cutting so-and-so's picture?" is the vernacular for "Who is the film editor on such and such a production?" Thus, the feeling has become prevalent that "all these fellows do is to cut the bad parts out of the film and stick them together again". This is, of course, a rank injustice and has minimized the great value of a group of men who are equally as important to ... See more »


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