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Millard Mitchell

Millard Mitchell

Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Lowest Rated: 78% A Double Life (1947)

Birthday: Aug 14, 1903

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

In the case of Millard Mitchell, the name fit the frame--his appearance and voice exuded solid authority, which helped the actor win a host of supporting roles in various media. Born in Cuba to American parents, Mitchell started acting in New York theatrical productions while still in his early 20s. During this time, he appeared onstage with such future movie luminaries as James Cagney and Joan Blondell, and like those stars he soon won roles in Hollywood. His first film characters weren't particularly auspicious--he played a secretary in a short called "What Price Pants" in 1931, and in his next effort, the feature "Secrets of a Secretary," he graduated to the role of drunk. But more complex characters lay ahead. In 1942, Mitchell appeared as a detective in the comedic mystery "Mr. and Mrs. North," starring popular comedian Gracie Allen, and repeated the role several years later in an early attempt at a TV movie adaptation. More prominently, the actor had a high-profile part as a major general in the Oscar-winning World War II bomber-pilot saga "Twelve O'Clock High." Several years later, Mitchell picked up a prize of his own, namely, a Golden Globe, for his supporting work in the 1952 prison dramedy "My Six Convicts." Unfortunately, he didn't get the chance to take his career further, as he died the following year at the age of 50.

Highest rated movies

100% The Naked Spur
100% Singin' in the Rain
100% You're in the Navy Now
100% Winchester '73
100% Thieves' Highway
100% A Foreign Affair
96% Twelve O'Clock High
94% The Gunfighter

Photos

TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH, Millard Mitchell, 1949, ©20th Century-Fox, TM & Copyright, MY SIX CONVICTS, Alf Kjellin, Gilbert Roland, Jay Adler, Millard Mitchell, Marshall Thompson, Harry Morgan, 1952 MY SIX CONVICTS, Millard Mitchell, 1952 WINCHESTER '73, from left: James Stewart, Millard Mitchell, Tony Curtis, James Best, Charles Drake, Jay C Flippen, 1950 MY SIX CONVICTS, John Beal, Millard Mitchell, 1952 MY SIX CONVICTS, Millard Mitchell, Gilbert Roland, Harry Morgan, Jay Adler, 1952 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, King Donovan, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Gene Kelly 1952 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, 1952 KISS OF DEATH, Richard Widmark, Victor Mature, 1947. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Donald O'Connor (far left), Rita Moreno, Millard Mitchell (back left), 1952 STRICTLY DISHONORABLE, Millard Mitchell, Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh, 1951 THE GUNFIGHTER, Millard Mitchell, Gregory Peck, 1950, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved STRICTLY DISHONORABLE, Millard Mitchell, Ezio Pinza, 1951 THIEVES' HIGHWAY, Millard Mitchell, Richard Conte, 1949, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE GUNFIGHTER, Gregory Peck, Millard Mitchell, Karl Malden, 1950, TM & ©20th Century Fox. All rights reserved. MY SIX CONVICTS, Alf Kjellin, Gilbert Roland, Millard Mitchell, 1952 THE NAKED SPUR, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Millard Mitchell, 1953 THIEVES' HIGHWAY, Richard Conte, Millard Mitchell, 1949, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved WINCHESTER '73, Millard Mitchell, James Stewart, 1950 THE GUNFIGHTER, Millard Mitchell, Helen Westcott, Gregory Peck, 1950, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 76% The Naked Spur Jesse Tate (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 20% Here Come the Girls Albert Snodgrass (Character) - 1953
100% 95% Singin' in the Rain R.F. Simpson (Character) $23.9K 1952
No Score Yet 50% My Six Convicts James T. Connie (Character) - 1952
100% 35% You're in the Navy Now George Larrabee (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 20% Strictly Dishonorable Bill Dempsey (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 62% Mister 880 "Mac" McIntire (Character) - 1950
100% 86% Winchester '73 High Spade Frankie Wilson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 57% Convicted Malloby (Character) - 1950
94% 89% The Gunfighter Marshal Mark Strett (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Does It Mike Craig (Character) - 1949
96% 86% Twelve O'Clock High Maj. Gen. Pat Pritchard (Character) - 1949
100% 79% Thieves' Highway Ed Prentiss (Character) - 1949
100% 77% A Foreign Affair Col. Rufus J. Plummer (Character) - 1948
89% 76% Kiss of Death Shelby (Character) - 1947
78% 65% A Double Life Al Cooley (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 73% Slightly Dangerous Baldwin (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 42% Grand Central Murder Detective Arthur Doolin (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 33% Mr. and Mrs. North Detective Mullins (Character) - 1942