Arthur Miller


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Art Miller, Arthur Charles Miller, Arthur C Miller
Birth Place
Roslyn, New York, USA
Born
July 08, 1895
Died
July 13, 1970

Biography

A former child actor, lab technician and camera assistant (for director Edwin S Porter), Arthur Miller graduated to director of photography in 1918. He went on to become one of Hollywood's foremost cinematographers of the 1940s, working on a host of acclaimed 20th Century-Fox productions. Miller received three Oscars for his superlative work on John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley" (1941...

Notes

Not to be confused with playwright and screenwriter Arthur Miller.

Biography

A former child actor, lab technician and camera assistant (for director Edwin S Porter), Arthur Miller graduated to director of photography in 1918. He went on to become one of Hollywood's foremost cinematographers of the 1940s, working on a host of acclaimed 20th Century-Fox productions. Miller received three Oscars for his superlative work on John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley" (1941), Henry King's "The Song of Bernadette" (1943) and John Cromwell's "Anna and the King of Siam" (1946). His active career was cut short by tuberculosis in 1951.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Boomerang! (1947)
Suspect
Hidden Valley (1932)
Sheriff Dave Bristow

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Prowler (1951)
Director of Photography
The Gunfighter (1950)
Director of Photography
Whirlpool (1949)
Director of Photography
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Director of Photography
The Walls of Jericho (1948)
Director of Photography
Gentleman's Agreement (1948)
Director of Photography
Dragonwyck (1946)
Director of Photography
The Razor's Edge (1946)
Director of Photography
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
Director of Photography
The Song of Bernadette (1945)
Director of Photography
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)
Director of Photography
A Royal Scandal (1945)
Director of Photography
Lifeboat (1944)
Director of Photography
The Purple Heart (1944)
Director of Photography
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Director of Photography
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Director of Photography
The Moon Is Down (1943)
Director of Photography
Iceland (1942)
Director of Photography
This Above All (1942)
Director of Photography
Son of Fury (1942)
Director of Photography
Man Hunt (1941)
Director of Photography
Tobacco Road (1941)
Director of Photography
The Men in Her Life (1941)
Director of Photography
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Director of Photography
Young People (1940)
Photography
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Director of Photography
On Their Own (1940)
Director of Photography
Johnny Apollo (1940)
Director of Photography
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940)
Director of Photography
The Blue Bird (1940)
Photography
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Photography
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
Director of Photography
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Photography
The Little Princess (1939)
Photography
The Rains Came (1939)
Photography
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Photography
The Baroness and the Butler (1938)
Photography
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Photography
Just Around the Corner (1938)
Photography
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Photography
Heidi (1937)
Photography
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
Photography
Paddy O'Day (1936)
Photography
Pigskin Parade (1936)
Photography
Stowaway (1936)
Photography
36 Hours to Kill (1936)
Photography
White Fang (1936)
Photography
The Little Colonel (1935)
Photography
Black Sheep (1935)
Photography
It's a Small World (1935)
Photography
Welcome Home (1935)
Photography
Charlie Chan's Courage (1934)
Photography
Ever Since Eve (1934)
Photography
Love Time (1934)
Photography
The White Parade (1934)
Photography
Bottoms Up (1934)
Photography
Bright Eyes (1934)
Photography
Handy Andy (1934)
Photography
The Man Who Dared: An Imaginative Biography (1933)
Photography
The Last Trail (1933)
Photography
The Mad Game (1933)
Photography
Hold Me Tight (1933)
Photography
My Weakness (1933)
Photography
Hello, Sister! (1933)
Photographer for retakes
Sailor's Luck (1933)
Photography
A Woman Commands (1932)
Photographer addl scenes
Me and My Gal (1932)
Photography
Okay America (1932)
Camera
Panama Flo (1932)
Photography
Young Bride (1932)
Photography
Breach of Promise (1932)
Camera
Father's Son (1931)
Photography
Bad Company (1931)
Photography
The Big Shot (1931)
Photography
The Lady of Scandal (1930)
Director of Photography
See America Thirst (1930)
Director of Photography
The Truth About Youth (1930)
Director of Photography
Officer O'Brien (1930)
Director of Photography
His First Command (1929)
Director of Photography
The Flying Fool (1929)
Director of Photography
Bellamy Trial (1929)
Director of Photography
Big News (1929)
Director of Photography
Strange Cargo (1929)
Director of Photography
Oh, Yeah (1929)
Director of Photography
Sailor's Holiday (1929)
Director of Photography
Hold 'Em Yale (1928)
Director of Photography
The Blue Danube (1928)
Director of Photography
The Cop (1928)
Director of Photography
Annapolis (1928)
Director of Photography
The Spieler (1928)
Director of Photography
The Fighting Eagle (1927)
Director of Photography
Vanity (1927)
Director of Photography
The Angel of Broadway (1927)
Director of Photography
Nobody's Widow (1927)
Director of Photography
The Clinging Vine (1926)
Photography
For Alimony Only (1926)
Director of Photography
The Volga Boatman (1926)
Director of Photography
Made for Love (1926)
Director of Photography
Eve's Leaves (1926)
Director of Photography
His Supreme Moment (1925)
Director of Photography
A Thief in Paradise (1925)
Director of Photography
The Coming of Amos (1925)
Director of Photography
Tarnish (1924)
Director of Photography
The Eternal City (1924)
Director of Photography
Cytherea (1924)
Director of Photography
In Hollywood With Potash and Perlmutter (1924)
Director of Photography
The Cheat (1923)
Director of Photography
Bella Donna (1923)
Director of Photography
Kick In (1923)
Director of Photography
To Have and To Hold (1922)
Director of Photography
Three Live Ghosts (1922)
Director of Photography
Forever (1922)
Director of Photography
Paying the Piper (1921)
Director of Photography
Experience (1921)
Director of Photography
On with the Dance (1920)
Camera
The Right to Love (1920)
Camera
Lady Rose's Daughter (1920)
Camera
His House in Order (1920)
Camera
Idols of Clay (1920)
Camera
Counterfeit (1919)
Camera
A Society Exile (1919)
Camera
Our Better Selves (1919)
Camera
A Japanese Nightingale (1918)
Camera
The Hillcrest Mystery (1918)
Camera
Convict 993 (1918)
Camera
The Recoil (1917)
Camera
The on-the-Square-Girl (1917)
Camera
Sylvia of the Secret Service (1917)
Camera
Blind Man's Luck (1917)
Camera
The Mark of Cain (1917)
Camera
The Iron Heart (1917)
Camera

Writer (Feature Film)

The Misfits (1961)
Screenwriter

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Man Who Dared (1933)
Photography

Life Events

1908

Appeared in bit roles in Westerns; also worked as camera assitant

1914

Photographed "The Perils of Pauline"

1918

Became a director of photography

1951

Retired from active film work; last film "The Prowler"

Videos

Movie Clip

Little Colonel, The (1935) - I Ought To Kill You After a mild opening scene establishing Kentucky “in the 70’s,” just about the whole premise, Elizabeth (Evelyn Venable) aided by Hattie McDaniel wants to elope with yankee Jack (John Lodge) who seems decent but her grandfather the colonel (Lionel Barrymore) doesn’t care, in Shirley Temple’s first film with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, The Little Colonel, 1935.
Little Colonel, The (1935) - You've Captured An Entire Regiment After the marriage of her yankee father (John Lodge) and rebel mom in the 1870’s we leap forward to introduce the star, (Shirley Temple as young Lloyd Sherman, in the year she turned 7) at a U.S. Army outpost where Robert Warwick oversees her honorary investiture, in Fox Films’ The Little Colonel, 1935.
Little Colonel, The (1935) - My Dream Of Life (a.k.a Love's Young Dream) Shirley Temple as young Lloyd has conspired with servants Hattie McDaniel and Bill Robinson to assume a dress and bonnet that belonged to her mother, and advances her scheme to soften up her grouchy ex-Confederate grandfather the colonel (Lionel Barrymore), in The Little Colonel, 1935.
Blue Bird, The (1940) - It's Against The Law! Opening in black & white from a Maurice Maeterlinck fantasy (thus seen as similar to the previous year’s The Wizard Of Oz), Shirley Temple and little bro Johnny Russell are woodcutters’ kids seeking a precious bird, Sybil Jason their bothersome friend, in 20th Century-Fox’s The Blue Bird, 1940.
Blue Bird, The (1940) - I Always Knew You Were A Fool! Just now transformed from the family cat and dog, Gale Sondergaard and Eddie Collins don’t agree on whether to aid the children (Shirley Temple as Mytyl, Johnny Russell as Tyltyl), guided by the spirit “Light” (Helen Ericson), in their search, in The Blue Bird, 1940, from a Maurice Maeterlinck story.
Blue Bird, The (1940) - Lay-Dee-O Now in a dream in Technicolor having found their deceased grandparents (Cecilia Loftus, Al Shean) in their search for a certain bird of happiness, Shirley Temple as Mytyl (Johnny Russell as littler Tyltyl) offers her only song in the picture, a traditional, in 20th Century-Fox’s The Blue Bird, 1940.
Letter To Three Wives, A -- (1948) - Pomp And Hysteria Now well inside complex flashbacks, radio soap opera writer Rita (Ann Sothern), with husband George (Kirk Douglas), who's not excited about the dinner she's planned, gets a gift from local vixen Addie (voice by Celeste Holm), in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's A Letter To Three Wives, 1948.
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers The big closing number, Shirley Temple with her frequent partner Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, an adaptation of the German standard by Leon Jessel, with a new lyric by Ballard MacDonald, cheered on by Paul Harvey, Jack Haley, Phyllis Brooks, Helen Westley, Slim Summerville, Gloria Stuart and Randolph Scott, in Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) - Be Optimistic Opening with Shirley Temple replacing the youngest of the Brian Sisters trio, with a tune by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock, then Jane Darwell confirming her usual status as an orphan, in this case just being adopted, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938, featuring George Murphy and Jimmy Durante.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) - How Can I Thank You? Shirley Temple relates to her new adoptive sister (Phyllis Brooks), who helps run the show-biz hotel, where Jimmy Durante is rehearsing his band, and the owner next door (Edna Mae Oliver, with brother Donald Meek) has a problem with noise, song by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) - We Should Be Together Shirley Temple, adopted by the operators of a showbiz hotel, hopes to persuade the owners not to shut it down, and happily meets their agreeable nephew, George Murphy, celebrating with another Harold Spina/Walter Bullock tune, choreographed by Nick Castle, in Little Miss Broadway, 1938.
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) - I Thought We Were Wowing Them! At a radio audition, Shirley Temple as Rebecca and William Demarest as uncle Harry, looking to impress assistant Orville (Jack Haley), sponsor Bartlett (Paul Harvey) and ad-man Kent (Randolph Scott) with a tune by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, in Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.

Trailer

Letter to Three Wives, A - (Original Trailer) In A Letter to Three Wives (1949), a woman claims to have run off with one of their husbands. But which?
Little Princess, The - (Original Trailer) Shirley Temple stars in her first color movie, The Little Princess (1939), as an orphan who must endure a nasty headmistress.
Gunfighter, The - (Re-issue Trailer) The fastest gun in the West (Gregory Peck) tries to escape his reputation in The Gunfighter (1950).
Gentleman's Agreement - (Academy Award trailer) Three Academy Awards went to Gentleman's Agreement (1947) an exposé of American anti-semitism starring Gregory Peck and John Garfield, directed by Elia Kazan.
How Green Was My Valley - (Re-issue Trailer) Five Oscars®, including Best Picture and Director, went to John Ford's portrait of a Welsh mining town, How Green Was My Valley (1941).
Dragonwyck - (Original Trailer) A farm girl (Gene Tierney) signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion in Dragonwyck (1946).
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm - (Original Trailer) A radio producer finds the perfect Little Miss America in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) starring Shirley Temple.
Rains Came, The - (Re-issue Trailer) An affair between a Hindu doctor (Tyrone Power) and a British noblewoman (Myrna Loy) is disrupted when The Rains Came (1939).
Song Of Bernadette, The - (Re-issue trailer) Jennifer Jones won a Best Actress Oscar for her first starring role in The Song Of Bernadette (1943), playing a French girl who has a vision of the Virgin Mary.

Family

Arthur Charles Miller Jr
Son

Bibliography

Notes

Not to be confused with playwright and screenwriter Arthur Miller.