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      Lewis Milestone

      Lewis Milestone

      Highest Rated: 100% The Racket (1928)

      Lowest Rated: 45% Ocean's Eleven (1960)

      Birthday: Sep 30, 1895

      Birthplace: Kishinev, Russian Empire

      Former assistant to cinematographer Lucien Andriot (with the US Army Signal Corps) who moved to Hollywood in 1919 and began working as an assistant cutter the following year. Milestone began directing in 1925 and assured himself a place in cinema history with "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), a landmark anti-war work, and "The Front Page" (1931), still considered a yardstick of films about journalism. Milestone was one of Hollywood's most technically accomplished early directors and had a reputation for meticulous pre-production planning and preparation; he continued directing until the 1960s (mostly, by then, in TV), though he too frequently squandered his talents on inferior vehicles. Later works of note include: "The General Died at Dawn" (1936), a flawed but complex and visually compelling tale of spy intrigue; "Of Mice and Men" (1939), notable for a rare "straight" performance by Lon Chaney Jr; "Our Russian Front" (1941), a documentary co-directed with Joris Ivens; and "A Walk in the Sun" (1945), another poignant study of war. Married to actress Kendall Lee Glaezner from 1935 until her death in 1978.

      Photos

      THE MAD WHIRL, May McAvoy, screenwriter Lewis Milestone, director William A. Seiter and his wife Laura La Plante on set, 1925

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chalkdust Memories Unknown (Character) - 2007
      70% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty Director - 1962
      45% 81% Ocean's Eleven Director,
      Producer
      - 1960
      86% 71% Pork Chop Hill Director - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Widow Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 0% They Who Dare Director - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Melba Director - 1953
      No Score Yet 12% Kangaroo Director - 1952
      No Score Yet 43% Les Misérables Director - 1952
      88% 48% Halls of Montezuma Director - 1950
      No Score Yet 48% The Red Pony Director,
      Producer
      - 1949
      No Score Yet 53% Arch of Triumph Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Minor Vices Director,
      Producer
      - 1948
      100% 74% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Director - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Director - 1946
      88% 75% A Walk in the Sun Director,
      Producer
      - 1945
      No Score Yet 40% The Purple Heart Director - 1944
      No Score Yet 31% The North Star Director - 1943
      No Score Yet 78% Edge of Darkness Director - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Life With Caroline Director,
      Producer
      - 1941
      No Score Yet 36% Lucky Partners Director - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of Nights Director - 1940
      100% 85% Of Mice and Men Director,
      Producer
      - 1939
      86% 54% The General Died at Dawn Director - 1936
      83% 25% Anything Goes Director - 1936
      No Score Yet 67% Seven Sinners Director - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris in Spring Director - 1935
      80% No Score Yet Captain Hates the Sea Director - 1934
      88% 67% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Director,
      Producer
      - 1933
      90% 67% Rain Director - 1932
      88% 60% The Front Page Director - 1931
      98% 89% All Quiet on the Western Front Director,
      Writer
      - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Nights Director - 1929
      100% 70% The Racket Director - 1928
      No Score Yet 50% The Garden of Eden Director - 1928
      92% 85% The Kid Brother Director - 1927
      No Score Yet 64% Two Arabian Knights Director - 1927
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fine Manners Director - 1926

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Director 1958