David Miller

David Miller

  • Highest Rated: 100% Midnight Lace (1960)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
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  • In his landmark 1968 book The American Cinema, which detailed the "personal stamp" of several hundred movie directors, critic Andrew Sarris ended one such assessment with the query "Who is David Miller?" Indeed, if one were looking for an inkling of individuality in any of his Hollywood films, one would come to the conclusion that there was no director named David Miller. Apparently his foremost talent was an easygoing temperament and an ability to get along with anyone he was working with. This is certainly the principal reason that Miller was hired to direct the contentious Marx Brothers in Love Happy (1949); while the film was unsucceesful, it resulted in a lifelong friendship between Miller and Harpo Marx. Similarly, Miller practiced his invisible-man technique on such Hollywood heavyweights as Joan Crawford (Sudden Fear [1952]), Doris Day (Midnight Lace [1960]) and Kirk Douglas (Lonely are the Brave [1961]); each of these films is an excellent star showcase, and each seems to have directed itself. Kirk Douglas appears to have been the only actor to openly clash with Miller, but for Douglas that was nothing unusual. Extraordinarily adaptable, Miller tackled such genres as the psychodrama (Captain Newman MD [1963]), the spy caper (Hammerhead [1968]) and the conspiracy thriller (Executive Action [1973]), never betraying the slightest "David Miller touch" in any of these projects. David Miller retired quietly in 1976, as anonymous as ever in his handling of his final feature Bittersweet Love (1976).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

85% River Executive Producer 2016
87% He Never Died Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet It Was You Charlie Executive Producer 2014
51% Earth to Echo Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet Il Divo: At the Coliseum Actor 2009
No Score Yet Spanish Harlem Actor 2008
No Score Yet River Red Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Executive Producer 1997
No Score Yet Gunpowder Dr. Vache 1984
27% Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Mason Dixon 1978
No Score Yet Bittersweet Love Director 1977
57% Executive Action Director 1973
No Score Yet Hail, Hero! Director 1969
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D. Director 1963
92% Lonely are the Brave Director 1962
No Score Yet Back Street Director 1961
100% Midnight Lace Director 1960
No Score Yet Story of Esther Costello Producer Director 1957
20% The Opposite Sex Director 1956
No Score Yet Diane Director 1955
No Score Yet Twist of Fate Director 1954
No Score Yet Meet Mr. Lucifer Himself 1953
100% Sudden Fear Director 1952
No Score Yet Saturday's Hero Director 1951
No Score Yet Our Very Own Director 1950
No Score Yet Love Happy Director 1950
No Score Yet Sunday Punch Director 1942
67% Flying Tigers Director 1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Director 1941
No Score Yet Penny Wisdom Director 1937

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Ransom
2017
Timbo Baltazar
  • 2018
52% Shark
2006-2008
Director
  • 2008
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Rat-Faced Demon
  • 2001

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