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David Miller

Highest Rated:   100% Sudden Fear (1952)
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 YEAR
83% River
  • Executive Producer
2016
87% He Never Died
  • Executive Producer
2015
No Score Yet It Was You Charlie
  • Executive Producer
2014
49% 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
50% Executive Action
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Hail, Hero!
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D.
  • Director
1963
90% Lonely are the Brave
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Back Street
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Midnight Lace
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Story of Esther Costello
  • Director
  • Producer
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 Our Very Own
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Love Happy
  • Director
1950
63% Flying Tigers
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Penny Wisdom
  • Director
1937

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Rat-Faced Demon

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