Millard Mitchell

Millard Mitchell

Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Lowest Rated: 75% A Double Life (1947)

Birthday: Aug 14, 1903

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

In the case of Millard Mitchell, the name fit the frame--his appearance and voice exuded solid authority, which helped the actor win a host of supporting roles in various media. Born in Cuba to American parents, Mitchell started acting in New York theatrical productions while still in his early 20s. During this time, he appeared onstage with such future movie luminaries as James Cagney and Joan Blondell, and like those stars he soon won roles in Hollywood. His first film characters weren't particularly auspicious--he played a secretary in a short called "What Price Pants" in 1931, and in his next effort, the feature "Secrets of a Secretary," he graduated to the role of drunk. But more complex characters lay ahead. In 1942, Mitchell appeared as a detective in the comedic mystery "Mr. and Mrs. North," starring popular comedian Gracie Allen, and repeated the role several years later in an early attempt at a TV movie adaptation. More prominently, the actor had a high-profile part as a major general in the Oscar-winning World War II bomber-pilot saga "Twelve O'Clock High." Several years later, Mitchell picked up a prize of his own, namely, a Golden Globe, for his supporting work in the 1952 prison dramedy "My Six Convicts." Unfortunately, he didn't get the chance to take his career further, as he died the following year at the age of 50.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Here Come the Girls Albert Snodgrass (Character) - 1953
100% 75% The Naked Spur Jesse Tate (Character) - 1953
100% 95% Singin' in the Rain R.F. Simpson (Character) $23.9K 1952
No Score Yet 40% My Six Convicts James T. Connie (Character) - 1952
100% 40% You're in the Navy Now George Larrabee (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Dishonorable Bill Dempsey (Character) - 1951
100% 86% Winchester '73 High Spade Frankie Wilson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% Convicted Malloby (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 55% Mister 880 "Mac" McIntire (Character) - 1950
100% 89% The Gunfighter Marshal Mark Strett (Character) - 1950
100% 78% Thieves' Highway Ed Prentiss (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Does It Mike Craig (Character) - 1949
96% 87% Twelve O'Clock High Maj. Gen. Pat Pritchard (Character) - 1949
100% 78% A Foreign Affair Col. Rufus J. Plummer (Character) - 1948
75% 67% A Double Life Al Cooley (Character) - 1947
88% 76% Kiss of Death Shelby (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 62% Slightly Dangerous Baldwin (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 33% Mr. and Mrs. North Detective Mullins (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 36% Grand Central Murder Detective Arthur Doolin (Character) - 1942

QUOTES FROM Millard Mitchell CHARACTERS

Johnny "High Spade" Williams says: Well, that's the way it was. The old man sired two sons. One was no good... never was any good. Robbed a bank... a stagecoach. Then when he came home and wanted to hide out, the old man wouldn't go for it. So Dutch shot him... in the back.

Cosmo Brown says: Talking pictures, that means I'm out of a job. At last I can start suffering and write that symphony.

R.F. Simpson says: You're not out of job, we're putting you in as head of our new music department.

Cosmo Brown says: Oh, thanks, R.F.! At last I can stop suffering and write that symphony.

R.F. Simpson says: Cosmo, remind me to give you a raise.

Cosmo Brown says: Uh, R. F.?

R.F. Simpson says: Yes?

Cosmo Brown says: Give me a raise.

R.F. Simpson says: I can't quite visualize it. I'll have to see it on film first.