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John Miljan

Highest Rated:   100% The Killers (1946)
Lowest Rated:   50% Samson and Delilah (1949)
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An actor since the age of 15, John Miljan entered films in 1923. Miljan was handsome enough for leading roles, but realized early on that he'd have a longer screen career as a villain, usually an oily "other man" type. The archetypal Miljan performance can be seen in 1927's The Yankee Clipper. In the course of that film, he (a) feigned an injury to avoid heavy work on board ship, (b) fomented a mutiny, then pretended to fight off the mutineers, and (c) hoarded water for himself while the rest of the crew was dying of thirst--and all the while he pledged undying love for the heroine, who stupidly swallowed his line until the last reel. He made his talkie debut in the promotional trailer for The Jazz Singer (1927), ingratiatingly inviting the audience to see the upcoming landmark production. While he continued playing bad guys in the sound era, he was just as often seen as military officers and police inspectors. His slender frame and authoritative air enabled him to play such roles as General Custer in DeMille's The Plainsman (1936) and a character based on General Wainwright in Back to Bataan (1945). John Miljan remained in harness until 1958, two years before his death.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Speedway
  • Lee Renny
2001
60% The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
  • Tomache
1958
94% The Ten Commandments
  • The Blind One
1956
No Score Yet Pirates of Tripoli
  • Malek
1955
No Score Yet Run for Cover (Colorado)
  • Mayor Walsh
1955
No Score Yet The Savage
  • White Thunder
1952
No Score Yet M
  • Blind Man
1951
No Score Yet Mule Train
  • Judd Holbrook
1950
50% Samson and Delilah
  • Lesh Lakish
1949
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Prosecutor
1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor
  • Moga
1947
No Score Yet Queen of the Amazons
  • Narrator
1947
100% The Killers
  • Jake the Rake
1946
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile
  • Lt. Mayrin
1946
No Score Yet Lost City of the Jungle
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Wildfire
  • Pete Fanning
1945
No Score Yet Back to Bataan
  • Gen. Jonathan M. `Skinny' Wainwright
1945
No Score Yet It's in the Bag
  • Arnold
1945
No Score Yet I Accuse My Parents
  • Dan Wilson
1944
No Score Yet The Merry Monahans
  • Arnold Pembroke
1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Oregon Coach
1943
No Score Yet Submarine Alert
  • Mr. Bambridge/Capt. Hargas
1943
No Score Yet Bombardier
  • Chaplain Craig
1943
No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow
  • Insp. Tobin
1943
No Score Yet Boss of Big Town
  • Craig
1942
No Score Yet The Big Street
  • McWhirter
1942
No Score Yet Riot Squad
  • Jim Grosso, Golden Slipper Owner
1941
No Score Yet Double Cross
  • Nick Taggart
1941
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok
  • Nicholas Tower
1940
No Score Yet New Moon
  • Pierre Brugnon, Overseer
1940
No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again
  • Carter Dangerfield
1940
No Score Yet Juarez
  • Mariano Escobedo
1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid
  • Ringo
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile
  • Lt. Col. Stuart
1938
No Score Yet If I Were King
  • Thibaut d'Aussigny
1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts
  • Capt. Griggs
1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof
  • Tommy Gaunt
1938
No Score Yet Motorcycle Squad
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Arizona Mahoney
  • Cameron Lloyd
1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Gen. George Armstrong Custer
1936
No Score Yet Private Number
  • Stapp
1936
No Score Yet Murder at Glen Athol
  • Bill Holt
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Paris
  • Albert Dufresne
1935
No Score Yet Mississippi
  • Maj. Patterson
1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Walks
  • Prescott Ames
1934
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties
  • Ace Lamont
1934
No Score Yet The Sin of Norma Moran
  • Paulino
1933
No Score Yet Twin Husbands
  • Jerry Van Trevor and Jerry Werrenden
1933
No Score Yet The Nuisance
  • Calhoun
1933
No Score Yet What! No Beer?
  • Butch Lorado
1933
No Score Yet Blind Adventure
  • Regan
1933
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain
  • Pancho
1932
No Score Yet Unashamed
  • District Attorney Harris
1932
No Score Yet The Rich Are Always with Us
  • Greg
1932
No Score Yet Are You Listening?
  • Russell
1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Maj. Doleshal
1932
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin
  • Prefect of Police
1932
No Score Yet The Beast of the City
  • District Attorney
1932
No Score Yet Emma
  • District Attorney
1932
No Score Yet Possessed
  • John Driscoll
1931
No Score Yet Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise
  • Burlingham
1931
No Score Yet The Secret Six
  • Smiling Joe Colimo
1931
No Score Yet Gentleman's Fate
  • Florio
1931
No Score Yet Inspiration
  • Coutant
1931
No Score Yet Iron Man
  • Paul H. Lewis
1931
No Score Yet Politics
  • Curango
1931
No Score Yet Remote Control
  • Professor Leonard T. Kruger
1930
No Score Yet Our Blushing Brides
  • Martin W. Sanderson
1930
No Score Yet The Unholy Three
  • Prosecuting Attorney
1930
No Score Yet The Sea Bat
  • Juan
1930
No Score Yet Free and Easy (Easy Go)
  • Himself
1930
No Score Yet Show Girl in Hollywood
  • Frank Buelow
1930
No Score Yet Paid
  • Insp. Burke
1930
No Score Yet Old San Francisco
  • Don Luis
1927
No Score Yet The Yankee Clipper
  • Richard
1927
No Score Yet The Final Extra
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Devil's Island
  • Andre LeFevier
1926
91% Phantom Of The Opera
  • Valentine
1925
No Score Yet Unchastened Woman
  • Lawrence Sanbury
1925

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