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Lewis Milestone

Lowest Rated:   48% Ocean's Eleven (1960)
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Birthplace:   Kishinew, Russia
Lewis Milestone (born Lewis Milstein in the Ukraine) came to the U.S. as a teenager, and while in the Army during World War I was an assistant director on training films. In Hollywood, he began working as an editor, and after writing and assistant directing in the early 1920s, he helmed his first feature for producer Howard Hughes, Seven Sinners (1925). Milestone's comedy Two Arabian Knights (1927) was widely admired, but the director didn't hit his stride until 1930 with All Quiet on the Western Front, his landmark adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's war novel. In the '30s Milestone scored major achievements in several genres, including comedy (The Front Page [1931]), musical (Hallelujah, I'm a Bum [1933]), and espionage (The General Died at Dawn [1936]); he capped the decade with his classic drama Of Mice And Men (1939), adaptated from John Steinbeck's novella. Notable among his work of the 1940s and '50s are the war films Edge of Darkness (1943), The Purple Heart (1944), A Walk in the Sun (1946), and Pork Chop Hill (1959); The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946), a stylish noir; and the Steinbeck adaptation The Red Pony (1949). Milestone began directing for television in the mid-'50s, and his film output quickly dropped off; after presiding over the Rat Pack in Ocean's 11 (1960) and Marlon Brando in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), his only other '60s credits are two films he started but which were completed and signed by others, PT 109 (1963) and The Dirty Game.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chalkdust Memories
  • Actor
2007
71% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Director
1962
48% Ocean's Eleven
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Pork Chop Hill
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet They Who Dare
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Kangaroo
  • Director
1952
83% Halls of Montezuma
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet The Red Pony
  • Producer
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1948
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • Director
1946
100% A Walk in the Sun
  • Producer
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet The Purple Heart
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack)
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Lucky Partners
  • Director
1940
100% Of Mice and Men
  • Producer
1939
No Score Yet The General Died at Dawn
  • Director
  • Reporter
1936
No Score Yet Anything Goes
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet The Captain Hates the Sea
  • Director
  • Producer
1934
100% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  • Producer
  • Director
1933
100% Rain
  • Producer
  • Director
1932
92% The Front Page
  • Director
1931
100% All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1930
100% The Racket
  • Director
1928
No Score Yet Tempest
  • Director
1928
No Score Yet The Garden of Eden
  • Director
1928
No Score Yet Two Arabian Knights
  • Director
1927
No Score Yet The Kid Brother
  • Director
1927
No Score Yet Fine Manners
  • Director
1926
No Score Yet Seven Sinners
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1925

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