Jack Davies
John Bernard Henry Leslie Davies

(1913-11-25)25 November 1913
Fulham, London, England
Died22 June 1994(1994-06-22) (aged 80)
Dorothy Holding
(m. 1937)
Children2, including JHD

John Bernard Henry Leslie Davies[1] (25 November 1913 – 22 June 1994) was an English screenwriter with 49 writing credits to his name as well as the 12 episodes of The Pickwick Papers 1985 TV series. He was an associate producer for two of those credits, Crooks Anonymous and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay on the latter.[2] He was an assistant editor for the television film Dracula in 1974, and also an editor for Sheba, Baby in 1975. Three of his films were also books he wrote or co-wrote: Monte Carlo or Bust!, Paper Tiger, and North Sea Hijack.

Personal life

Davies was married to Dorothy Holding from 12 June 1937 until his death on 22 June 1994. They had two children, John Howard Davies and his younger brother Legh.[3]


(As writer, except where indicated.)





  1. ^ "Davies, John Bernard Henry Leslie (1913–1994), scriptwriter". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2015. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/107289. ISBN 978-0-19-861412-8. Retrieved 27 April 2022. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "The 38th Academy Awards (1966) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. ^ Davies, Jack (15 February 1951). "They Made Our Child a Movie Star". Maclean's. Retrieved 8 April 2022.