Ray Milland


Actor
Ray Milland

About

Also Known As
Spike Milland, Reginald Mullane, Raymond Milland, Reginald Alfred Truscott-Jones, R. A. Milland, R. Milland
Birth Place
Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales, GB
Born
January 03, 1907
Died
March 10, 1986
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Former jockey turned romantic leading man of the 1930s, predominantly in light comedies and occasional mysteries. Milland proved his serious dramatic abilities with an Oscar-winning role as an alcoholic writer in Billy Wilder's "The Lost Weekend" (1945), but failed to match his success in later years. He concentrated on directing for TV and film in the 1960s and returned as a character a...

Photos & Videos

Ministry of Fear - Movie Posters
X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes - Lobby Card Set
Ministry of Fear - Lobby Card Set

Family & Companions

Muriel Weber
Wife
Showgirl. Married in 1932 until his deathe.

Bibliography

"Wide-Eyed in Babylon"
Ray Milland (1974)

Biography

Former jockey turned romantic leading man of the 1930s, predominantly in light comedies and occasional mysteries. Milland proved his serious dramatic abilities with an Oscar-winning role as an alcoholic writer in Billy Wilder's "The Lost Weekend" (1945), but failed to match his success in later years. He concentrated on directing for TV and film in the 1960s and returned as a character actor in the 70s, notably in "Love Story" (1970).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Hostile Witness (1968)
Director
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Director
The Safecracker (1958)
Director
Lisbon (1956)
Director
A Man Alone (1955)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Sea Serpent (1984)
Professor Timothy Wallace
Cave-In! (1983)
Professor Soames
Starflight One (1983)
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982)
Our Family Business (1981)
Survival Run (1980)
Game For Vultures (1979)
Colonel Brettle
Darker Side Of Terror (1979)
The Attic (1979)
Cruise into Terror (1978)
Dr Isiah Bakkun
Blackout (1978)
Monsieur Stafford
Oliver's Story (1978)
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Spree (1978)
La Ragazza del Piagiame Gialle (1977)
The Uncanny (1977)
Frank Richards
Aces High (1977)
Slavers (1977)
Hassan
Mayday At 40,000 Feet! (1976)
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976)
The Dead Don't Die (1975)
Jim Moss
Ellery Queen (1975)
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
The Swiss Conspiracy (1975)
Johann Hurtil
Terror In The Wax Museum (1974)
Flexner
Gold (1974)
Embassy (1973)
Frogs (1972)
Jason Crockett
The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
Maxwell Kirshner
Black Noon (1971)
River of Gold (1971)
Evelyn Rose
Love Story (1970)
Oliver Barrett III
Company of Killers (1970)
George DeSalles
Hostile Witness (1968)
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Dr. James Xavier
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Harry Baldwin
Premature Burial (1962)
Guy Carrell
The Safecracker (1958)
Colley Dawson [Also known as Simon Ledburn]
High Flight (1958)
Wing Commander [Rudge]
The River's Edge (1957)
Nardo Denning
Three Brave Men (1957)
Joe Di Marco
Lisbon (1956)
Capt. Robert John Evans
A Man Alone (1955)
Wes Steele
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
Stanford White
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Tony Wendice
Jamaica Run (1953)
Pat Fairlie
Let's Do It Again (1953)
Gary Stuart
The Thief (1952)
Dr. Allan Fields
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)
Sgt. Kern Shafter
Something to Live For (1952)
Alan Miller
Close to My Heart (1951)
Brad Sheridan
Rhubarb (1951)
Eric Yeager
Night into Morning (1951)
Phillip Ainley
Circle of Danger (1951)
Copper Canyon (1950)
Johnny Carter
A Woman of Distinction (1950)
Alec Stevenson
A Life of Her Own (1950)
Steve Harleigh
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Vernon Simpson, also known as King Kelly
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Nick Beal
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948)
Himself
The Big Clock (1948)
George Stroud
So Evil My Love (1948)
Mark Bellis
Sealed Verdict (1948)
Major Robert Lawson
California (1947)
Jonathan Trumbo
The Trouble with Women (1947)
Professor Gilbert Sedley
Variety Girl (1947)
Golden Earrings (1947)
Colonel Ralph Deniston
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
Clive Loring
Kitty (1946)
Sir Hugh Marcy
The Well Groomed Bride (1946)
Lt. Dudley Briggs
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Don Birnam
Till We Meet Again (1944)
John
Lady in the Dark (1944)
Charley Johnson
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Stephen Neale
The Uninvited (1944)
Roderick "Rick" Fitzgerald
Forever and a Day (1943)
Bill [Trimble]
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
Himself, men playing cards skit
The Crystal Ball (1943)
Brad Cavanaugh
Sullivan's Travels (1942)
Man on lot
The Major and the Minor (1942)
Major [Philip] Kirby
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Stephen Tolliver
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942)
George Cugat
The Lady Has Plans (1942)
Kenneth Harper
Skylark (1941)
Tony Kenyon
I Wanted Wings (1941)
Jeff Young
Untamed (1940)
Dr. William Crawford
French Without Tears (1940)
Alan [Howard]
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
Dr. Timothy Sterling
Arise, My Love (1940)
Tom Martin
Irene (1940)
Don Marshall
Hotel Imperial (1939)
Lieutenant Stephen Nemassy
Beau Geste (1939)
John Geste
Everything Happens at Night (1939)
Geoffrey Thompson
Say It in French (1938)
Richard ["Ricky"] Carrington, Jr.
Tropic Holiday (1938)
Ken Warren
Her Jungle Love (1938)
Bob [Mitchell]
Men with Wings (1938)
Scott Barnes
Ebb Tide (1937)
Robert Herrick
Easy Living (1937)
John Ball, Jr.
Wings over Honolulu (1937)
Lieutenant [Richard] "Stony" Gilchrist
Wise Girl (1937)
John O'Halloran
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
Capt. Hugh "Bulldog Drummond"
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936)
Jimmy Lawson
Three Smart Girls (1936)
Lord Michael Stuart
The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
Bob Miller
The Jungle Princess (1936)
Christopher Powell
Next Time We Love (1936)
Tommy Abbott
The Glass Key (1935)
Taylor Henry
Four Hours to Kill! (1935)
Carl Barrett
The Gilded Lily (1935)
Chas. Gray Granville
Alias Mary Dow (1935)
Peter Marshall
Orders Is Orders (1934)
Dashwood
Many Happy Returns (1934)
Ted Lambert
The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
Forbes
Menace (1934)
Freddie Bastion
Charlie Chan in London (1934)
Neil Howard
One Hour Late (1934)
Tony St. John
We're Not Dressing (1934)
Prince Michael [Stofani]
Bolero (1934)
Lord Coray
But the Flesh Is Weak (1932)
Mr. Stewart, man at party
Polly of the Circus (1932)
Church usher
Payment Deferred (1932)
James Medland
The Man Who Played God (1932)
Eddie
The Bachelor Father (1931)
Geoffrey Trent
Just a Gigolo (1931)
Freddie
Ambassador Bill (1931)
King Lothar
Bought (1931)
Charles Carter, Jr.
Blonde Crazy (1931)
[Joe] Reynolds
Strangers May Kiss (1931)
Young man at roulette table

Producer (Feature Film)

Lisbon (1956)
Associate Producer

Cast (Special)

Markham (1958)
Detective Roy Markham

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Dream Merchants (1980)
Testimony of Two Men (1977)
Seventh Avenue (1977)
Douglas Fredericks
Rich Man, Poor Man (1975)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Ministry of Fear - Movie Posters
Ministry of Fear - Movie Posters
X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963), starring Ray Milland. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Ministry of Fear - Lobby Card Set
Ministry of Fear - Lobby Card Set
The Big Clock - Movie Poster
Here is an original 3-Sheet movie poster from Paramount's The Big Clock (1948), starring Ray Milland and Charles Laughton.
Ministry of Fear - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Ministry of Fear - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Reap the Wild Wind - Movie Posters
Reap the Wild Wind - Movie Posters
Easy Living - Publicity Still
Easy Living - Publicity Still
It Happens Every Spring - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Fox's It Happens Every Spring (1949), starring Ray Milland. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Uninvited - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster from The Uninvited (1944), starring Ray Milland. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
A Life of Her Own - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's A Life of Her Own (1950), starring Lana Turner and Ray Milland and directed by George Cukor.
Kitty - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release American movie posters from Paramount's Kitty (1946), starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland.
The Gilded Lily - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Paramount Pictures' The Gilded Lily (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Ray Milland. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Gilded Lily - Publicity Stills
Here are a few Publicity Stills from Paramount Pictures' The Gilded Lily (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Ray Milland. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, taken for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
The Gilded Lily - Scene Stills
The Gilded Lily - Scene Stills
The Gilded Lily - Herald
Here is the herald for Paramount Pictures' The Gilded Lily (1935). Heralds were advertising handouts that studios provided to theater owners for distribution around their town. This particular herald is cleverly designed to look like a typical fan magazine of the day.
The Gilded Lily - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release movie posters from Paramount Pictures' The Gilded Lily (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Ray Milland.
I Wanted Wings - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from Paramount's I Wanted Wings (1941), starring Ray Milland and Veronica Lake. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Escape to Witch Mountain - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain (1975). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Ray Milland - Publicity Photos
Two photographs of Ray Milland from 1942, while under contract at Paramount Pictures.

Videos

Movie Clip

Love Story (1970) - I Think You're Scared Shooting around Harvard Yard in rain and snow, a favorite sequence from Erich Segal’s script, directed by Arthur Hiller, and a milestone in the relations between affluent Oliver (Ryan O’Neal) and working-class Jenny (Ali MacGraw) in Love Story, 1970, which became the sixth highest-grossing picture ever made.
Love Story (1970) - Open, I'm Smart And Poor Gazing at the Wollman Rink in Central Park and reflecting, with the first use of the hit theme by Francis Lai, Ryan O’Neal as Harvard blue-blood Oliver Barrett IV recalls his first meeting with Jenny (Ali MacGraw), from the Erich Segal screenplay (which he also adapted into the top selling novel of the same year), in the box office smash Love Story, 1970, directed by Arthur Hiller.
Love Story (1970) - What Is It Your People Are In? Driving his MG TC-Midget up to the doors of the Phipps Estate (Old Westbury, Long Island, NY) Oliver (Ryan O’Neal) guides his less-affluent de-facto fianceè Jenny, from Rhode Island and Radcliffe, through a first meeting with his parents, Ray Milland (appearing in a film without his hairpiece, for the first time) and Katharine Balfour, in Love Story, 1970.
Skylark (1941) - If You Have To Close A Deal From the opening scene we know that Lydia (Claudette Colbert) has put way more effort than ad-executive husband Tony (Ray Milland) into her gift for their 5th anniversary, as she consults with butler Theodore (Ernest Cossart), in producer-director Mark Sandrich's Skylark, 1941.
Major And The Minor, The (1942) - Faulty Reconnaissance Military school instructor Kirby (Ray Milland), accused of infidelity, defuses things with fianceè Pamela (Rita Johnson) and her father, his commandant (Edward Fielding), introducing his alibi "SuSu" (Ginger Rogers), in Billy Wilder's The Major And The Minor, 1942.
Major And The Minor, The (1942) - They Call Me Susu Busted by the conductors for impersonating a half-fare child, Susan (Ginger Rogers) flees into the cabin where Major Kirby (Ray Milland) is introduced, the first comic action-sequence in the first film directed by Billy Wilder, The Major And The Minor, 1942.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) - In Every Man There's An Imperfection Opening with Ray Milland briefly the voice of the title character, who won’t be introduced for some time, as we meet Thomas Mitchell as prosecutor Foster, and Fred Clark as crime boss Faulkner, John Farrow directing, from a story by Mindret Lord, in Alias Nick Beal, 1949.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) - Wearing Sapphires And Silk Audrey Totter arresting in her first scene, making trouble, then rescued by the title character, Ray Milland, once again at the seedy waterfront bar where he first appeared, his motives for helping the crusading local D-A still unexplained, John Farrow directing, in Alias Nick Beal, 1949.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) - Where'd You Come From Ray Milland as the title character makes his first appearance at a harbor gin joint, the bartender (James Burke) asking a question more pertinent than he realizes, and principled D-A Foster (Thomas Mitchell) arrives, following a dubious offer of evidence, early in Alias Nick Beal, 1949.
Life Of Her Own, A (1950) - Temporary Insanity Model Lily (Lana Turner) is napping when she meets out-of-town businessman Steve (Ray Milland), a friend of her friend Jim (Louis Calhern), in George Cukor's A Life Of Her Own, 1950.
Lost Weekend, The (1945) - Just Rude I Guess In flashback, alcoholic Don (Ray Milland) recalls being at the opera where he first met future girlfriend Helen (Jane Wyman), in The Lost Weekend, 1945, directed by Billy Wilder from a script by Wilder and Charles Brackett.
Lost Weekend, The (1945) - Vicious Circles New York alcoholic Don (Ray Milland), scheming to keep up appearances, visits with barkeep Nat (Howard Da Silva) and hooker Gloria (Doris Dowling), in a bar modeled on the real P-J Clarke's, in Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend, 1945.

Trailer

Love Story (1970) -- Academy Award Trailer Composed almost entirely of still frames from the movie, with the full orchestral version of the hit theme from Frances Lai’s Academy Award-winning score, the post-release promotional trailer for the box office record-setting Love Story, 1970, starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw.
Lost Weekend, The - (Original Trailer) Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Actor, Director and Screenplay went to this groundbreaking study of alcoholism.
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes -- (1963) -- Original Trailer Original trailer for what has become one of producer-director Roger Corman and American-Internationlal Pictjures' most beloved titles, X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, 1963, starring Ray Milland.
Uninvited, The - (Original Trailer) Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey are siblings who discover their new house is visited by The Uninvited (1944), one of the first, and best, serious ghost stories from Hollywood.
Big Clock, The - (Original Trailer) Ray Milland gets the job of finding the man last seen with his boss' murdered mistress, knowing the evidence will point to him in The Big Clock (1948).
Dial M For Murder - (Original Trailer) An unfaithful husband frames his wife for a murder in Dial M For Murder (1954), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Kitty - (Original Trailer) A penniless British lord (Ray Milland) passes a street urchin (Paulette Goddard) off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband in Kitty (1946).
Blonde Crazy - (Original Trailer) Con-man bellhop James Cagney and his chambermaid girlfriend Joan Blondell set out to fleece hotel guests in Blonde Crazy (1931).
It Happens Every Spring - (Textless Trailer) Ray Milland is a scientist who invents a baseball that cannot be hit in It Happens Every Spring (1949).
Panic in Year Zero - (Original Trailer) Ray Milland (who also directed) stars as the head of a family trying to survive after nuclear war in Panic in Year Zero (1962).
Life of Her Own, A - (Original Trailer) Lana Turner is an innocent small-town girl who climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man in George Cukor's A Life Of Her Own (1950).
Ministry Of Fear - (Original Trailer) Ray Milland gets the microfilm and into a lot of trouble in Fritz Lang's Ministry Of Fear (1944), based on the Graham Greene novel.

Family

Daniel Milland
Son
Died in 1981.
Victoria Milland
Daughter
Survived him.

Companions

Muriel Weber
Wife
Showgirl. Married in 1932 until his deathe.

Bibliography

"Wide-Eyed in Babylon"
Ray Milland (1974)