Lewis Milestone

Lewis Milestone

Highest Rated: 100% A Walk in the Sun (1945)

Lowest Rated: 48% 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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chalkdust Memories Unknown (Character) - 2007
70% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty Director - 1962
48% 81% Ocean's Eleven Director,
Producer
- 1960
83% 70% 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 14% Kangaroo Director - 1952
No Score Yet 42% Les Misérables Director - 1952
88% 48% Halls of Montezuma Director - 1950
No Score Yet 49% The Red Pony Director,
Producer
- 1949
No Score Yet 51% 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
100% 75% A Walk in the Sun Director,
Producer
- 1945
No Score Yet 40% The Purple Heart Director - 1944
No Score Yet 42% The North Star Director - 1943
No Score Yet 80% Edge of Darkness Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Life With Caroline Director,
Producer
- 1941
No Score Yet 32% 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% 50% The General Died at Dawn Director - 1936
83% 17% Anything Goes Director - 1936
No Score Yet 67% Seven Sinners Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris in Spring Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Hates the Sea Director - 1934
88% 65% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Director,
Producer
- 1933
90% 66% Rain Director - 1932
87% 62% 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% 73% The Racket Director - 1928
No Score Yet 50% The Garden of Eden Director - 1928
90% 86% 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