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David Miller is a Director, Writer, Producer and Technical Advisor American born on 28 november 1909 at Paterson (USA)

David Miller

David Miller
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Nationality USA
Birth 28 november 1909 at Paterson (USA)
Death 14 april 1992 (at 82 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

David Miller est un réalisateur, producteur de cinéma et scénariste américain né le 28 novembre 1909 à Paterson, New Jersey (États-Unis), mort le 14 avril 1992 à Los Angeles (Californie).

Biography

Cinéaste quelque peu oublié ou inconsidéré mais dont la carrière n'est pas sans importance. Il convient de citer plusieurs films salués par les critiques de l'époque et plébiscités aujourd'hui par des cinéastes tels Bertrand Tavernier : Saturday's Hero en 1951 et Le Masque arraché en 1952 avec Joan Crawford et Jack Palance.

Il fut également le metteur en scène du western crépusculaire Seuls sont les indomptés, où il fut éclipsé par le producteur et acteur principal du film, Kirk Douglas. Ce dernier évoquant souvent le fait d'avoir coréalisé le film, ce qui, selon Bertrand Tavernier, apparaît comme probablement faux, ou très exagéré.

David Miller fut un cinéaste reconnu et apprécié du scénariste Dalton Trumbo. Après avoir écrit Seuls sont les indomptés, il exigea qu'il fut chargé de la mise en scène d'un autre de ses scénarios, Complot à Dallas avec Burt Lancaster, en 1973. En outre, pour satisfaire les assurances durant le tournage de Johnny s'en va-t-en guerre, Trumbo nomma Miller comme chargé de terminer le film en cas de problèmes. Une marque d'affection et de confiance que portait le scénariste au cinéaste.

Usually with

Lee Garmes
Lee Garmes
(3 films)
Lisa Gastoni
Lisa Gastoni
(2 films)
Roger Delgado
Roger Delgado
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Miller (29 films)

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Director

Bittersweet Love, 1h32
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lana Turner, Robert Lansing, Celeste Holm, Robert Alda, Scott Hylands, Meredith Baxter
Rating44% 2.247242.247242.247242.247242.24724
Michael and Patricia meet in an unusual way — while on a date with another woman, Michael attempts to retrieve his date's car keys from a fountain. When his date abandons him, he meets Patricia and they soon find themselves falling in love. After learning that she is pregnant, they decide to get married and hold the ceremony in Canada, where Michael's family lives.
Executive Action, 1h31
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Carr
Rating66% 3.346573.346573.346573.346573.34657
A narrator states that when President Lyndon Johnson was asked about the Kennedy Assassination and the Warren Commission report, he said he doubted the findings of the Commission. The narration ends with the mention that the segment did not run on television and was cut from a program about Johnson. The narration does not actually include the quote: "Kennedy was trying to get Castro, but Castro got to him first."
Hail, Hero!, 1h40
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Michael Douglas, Peter Strauss, John Arthur Kennedy, Teresa Wright, Deborah Winters, Charles Drake
Rating53% 2.669352.669352.669352.669352.66935
During the Vietnam War, college student Carl Dixon quits school and joins the Army in hopes of using love, not bullets, to combat the Viet Cong.
Hammerhead
Hammerhead (1968)
, 1h39
Directed by David Miller
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Spy, Horror
Themes Spy films
Actors Vince Edwards, Judy Geeson, Peter Vaughan, Diana Dors, Michael Bates, Beverly Adams
Rating51% 2.567182.567182.567182.567182.56718
British intelligence asks a soldier of fortune, Charles Hood, to go to Portugal and help stop an international criminal mastermind called Hammerhead who plans to steal a secret report on nuclear defense.
Captain Newman, M.D., 2h6
Directed by Robert D. Webb, David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, Eddie Albert, Marc Cavell
Rating68% 3.4465553.4465553.4465553.4465553.446555
In 1944, Captain Josiah Newman (Peck) is head of the neuro-psychiatric Ward 7 at the Colfax Army Air Field military hospital, located in the Arizona desert. As he explains to a visiting VIP who wanders in: "We're short of beds, doctors, orderlies, nurses, everything ... except patients." He will use unconventional tactics to treat his patients and to recruit much needed personnel, as when he hijacks a new and very reluctant orderly, Corporal Jackson Leibowitz (Curtis), a wheeler-dealer from New Jersey. Leibowitz promptly has the entire ward participating in a sing-along of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm.
Lonely Are the Brave, 1h47
Directed by Kirk Douglas, David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance, Western
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Trucker films, Road movies, Chase films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Carroll O'Connor, George Kennedy, William Schallert
Rating75% 3.797353.797353.797353.797353.79735
John W. "Jack" Burns (Kirk Douglas) works as a roaming ranch hand much as the cowboys of the old West did, refusing to join modern society. He rejects much of modern technology, not even carrying any identification such as a driver's license or draft card. He can't provide an address because he just sleeps wherever he finds a place.
Back Street, 1h47
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Natalie Schafer
Rating66% 3.3437653.3437653.3437653.3437653.343765
Wealthy department-store heir Paul Saxon has a romantic fling with a Nebraska dress-shop owner, Rae Smith, who breaks it off when she discovers he is married.
Back Street, 1h47
Directed by David Miller
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Reginald Gardiner
Rating66% 3.3437653.3437653.3437653.3437653.343765
Paul Saxon, riche héritier d'une chaîne de magasins, rencontre Rae Smith à son retour de guerre. Attendant un avion pour New York, ils passent une journée ensemble et tombent mutuellement amoureux. Rae rate l'avion, et découvre par la suite que Paul est marié. Rae décide de tenter sa chance à New York et trouve du travail auprès du fameux styliste Dalian. Elle rencontre Paul par hasard et ils se rendent compte qu'ils sont encore amoureux l'un de l'autre. Ne voulant pas devenir sa maîtresse cachée, Rae décide alors de fuir et de poursuivre sa carrière à Rome.
Midnight Lace, 1h50
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, John Williams
Rating66% 3.3492953.3492953.3492953.3492953.349295
Newlywed American heiress Kit Preston is living with her financier husband Tony on Grosvenor Square in London. Returning home in a dense fog, she is startled by an eerie, electronic-like voice threatening to kill her within the month. The voice calls her by name and torments her as she runs to escape. Tony tries to convince her she has been the victim of a practical joker and suggests they travel to Venice for the honeymoon they never had.
Happy Anniversary, 1h23
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor, Carl Reiner, Loring Smith, Monique van Vooren, Phyllis Povah
Rating58% 2.90552.90552.90552.90552.9055
Chris Walters is a happily married father of two. For his 13th wedding anniversary, he sneaks home with a gift for wife Alice, a diamond brooch, and with a desire to have a romantic interlude.
The Story of Esther Costello, 1h43
Directed by David Miller
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Joan Crawford, Rossano Brazzi, Heather Sears, Lee Patterson, June Clyde, Bessie Love
Rating63% 3.198113.198113.198113.198113.19811
With her marriage to womaniser Carlo Landi (Rossano Brazzi) in ashes, wealthy and childless Margaret Landi (Joan Crawford) finds an emotional outlet in patronizing a 15-year-old deaf, dumb, and blind Irish girl named Esther Costello (Heather Sears). Esther's disabilities are the result of a childhood trauma and are psychosomatic rather than physical. As Costello makes progress with Braille and sign language, she is seen as an example of triumph over adversity. Carlo gets wind of Margaret's new life and re-enters the scene. He views Esther as a source of cheap financial gain and arranges a series of exploitative tours for her under a mercenary manager Frank Wenzel (Ron Randell). One day when Margaret is absent from the Landi apartment, Carlo seduces and rapes the now 16-year-old Esther. The shock restores the girl's sight and hearing. When Margaret learns of her husband's business duplicities and the rape, she consigns Esther to the care of a priest and a young reporter who loves her (Lee Patterson). Margaret then kills Carlo and herself.
Diane
Diane (1956)
, 1h50
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Films about royalty
Actors Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan, Cedric Hardwicke, Torin Thatcher
Rating60% 3.049633.049633.049633.049633.04963
The action is set in 16th-century France. Diane de Poitiers (Lana Turner) becomes the mistress of Prince Henri (Roger Moore), second in line to the throne. Their liaison continues through Henri's arranged marriage to the Italian Catherine de' Medici (Marisa Pavan). Unknown to Catherine, her Medici relations arrange the death of the Dauphin and Henri's ascent to the throne as King Henry II. The antagonism of the two women, abetted by Medici scheming, eventually results in the death of Henri. Catherine, now ruling as regent for her three young sons, banishes Diane but spares her rival's life in a gesture of mutual respect.
The Opposite Sex, 1h57
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Jeff Richards, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller
Rating60% 3.0481053.0481053.0481053.0481053.048105
The story concerns Kay Hilliard (June Allyson), a former nightclub singer who discovers her husband Steven (Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with showgirl Crystal Allen (Joan Collins). Kay is the last to find out among her circle of gossiping girlfriends. Kay travels to Reno to divorce from Steve who then marries Crystal, but when Kay finds out that Crystal isn't true to Steve she starts fighting to win her ex-husband back.
Beautiful Stranger, 1h29
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Ginger Rogers, Herbert Lom, Stanley Baker, Jacques Bergerac, Margaret Rawlings, Eddie Byrne
Rating58% 2.9460452.9460452.9460452.9460452.946045
Joan Victor, an actress known as "Johnny" to her friends, is living in Cannes, France, where she and financier Louis Galt plan to marry as soon as he gets a divorce.