David Miller (director)

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David Miller
Born November 28, 1909
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died April 14, 1992(1992-04-14) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Film director

David Miller (November 28, 1909 – April 14, 1992) was an American film director who directed such varied films as Billy the Kid (1941) with Robert Taylor and Brian Donlevy, Flying Tigers (1943) with John Wayne, and Love Happy (1949) with the Marx Brothers.[1]

Miller directed Lonely Are the Brave (1962) with Kirk Douglas; Emanuel Levy wrote in 2009 that it "is the most accomplished film of David Miller, who directs with eloquent feeling for landscape and attention to character."[2] Others feel that Miller's filmic masterpiece is his 1952 Noir thriller and Joan Crawford vehicle Sudden Fear co-starring the terrific and terrifying Jack Palance and Gloria Grahame at her most magnificent. In addition, Sudden Fear was nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Actress (Crawford); Best Actor (Palance); Best Costume Design; and Best Cinematography Charles Lang. This would be the first time Crawford competed with her arch-rival Bette Davis for Best Actress. Both lost to Shirley Booth for her performance in Come Back Little Sheba.



  1. ^ Bawden, Jim (February 13, 2012). "David Miller Remembered". TheColumnists.com. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012.  Bawden is a veteran Canadian film critic; this webpage contains his 1982 interview of Miller and a note of his date of death.
  2. ^ Levy, Emanuel (July 13, 2009). "Lonely Are the Brave (1962)". 

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