Milton Sperling


Producer, Screenwriter

Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Captain Apache (1971)
Screenwriter
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Screenwriter
Merrill's Marauders (1962)
Screenwriter
The Bramble Bush (1960)
Screenwriter
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Story and Screenplay
Retreat, Hell! (1952)
Screenwriter
Retreat, Hell! (1952)
Story
Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Contract Writer
Four Sons (1940)
Additional Dialogue
The Great Profile (1940)
Original Screenplay
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Contr to Screenplay const
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
Screenwriter
The Return of the Cisco Kid (1939)
Screenwriter
I'll Give a Million (1938)
Screenwriter
Happy Landing (1938)
Original Screenplay
Thin Ice (1937)
Screenwriter
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Original Story
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Shattered Innocence (1988)
Producer
Promises To Keep (1985)
Supervising Producer
Brave New World (1980)
Executive Producer
Black Market Baby (1977)
Producer
Captain Apache (1971)
Producer
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Producer
Merrill's Marauders (1962)
Producer
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)
Producer
The Bramble Bush (1960)
Producer
Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
Producer
Top Secret Affair (1957)
Supervisor prod
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Producer
Blowing Wild (1953)
Producer
Retreat, Hell! (1952)
Producer
The Enforcer (1951)
Producer
Distant Drums (1951)
Producer
Three Secrets (1950)
Producer
South of St. Louis (1949)
Producer
My Girl Tisa (1948)
Producer
Pursued (1947)
Producer
Cloak and Dagger (1946)
Producer
Crash Dive (1943)
Producer
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Producer
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Producer
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Associate Producer
Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Producer
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Pursued (1947)
Company

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

The Dream Merchants (1980)
Executive Producer

Life Events

1936

Screenwriting debut with "Sing Baby Sing"

Videos

Movie Clip

Sun Valley Serenade (1941) - Chattanooga Choo Choo After the vocal and instrumental from Glenn Miller's band, the last bit of the number, Dorothy Dandridge the girl singer, with her future husband, the taller Nicholas brother Harold, and his brother Fayard, the famous tune by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, in Sun Valley Serenade, 1941.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) - That Must Be Her Chest Measurement At Ellis Island on a publicity stunt, big band pianist Ted (John Payne), manager Nifty (Milton Berle) and bandleader Phil (Glenn Miller, the bandleader), arrive to pick up their kid war orphan, who turns out to be Sonja Henie, in Twentieth Century-Fox's It Happened In Sun Valley, 1941.
Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, The (1960) - Charge It To A-R Now in 1920's Miami with some cash, Jack (Ray Danton), not yet nick-named, figures out how to get an introduction to racketeer Arnold Rothstein (Robert Lowery), in The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, 1961, directed by Budd Boetticher.
Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, The (1960) - He Didn't Use His Head Pacey and crisp opening from director Budd Boetticher, introducing Ray Danton in his signature performance in the title role, Warren Oates his tagalong brother, Karen Steele a fascinated dance instructor, in the loose bio-pic The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, 1960.
Merrill's Marauders (1962) - Take The Point Kolowicz (Claude Akins) reminds Stock (Ty Hardin) he's the platoon leader, causing him to order Bullseye (Peter Brown) to the point, Merrill (Jeff Chandler) in command, re-enacting an actual battle in 1944 Burma, in Samuel Fuller's Merrill's Marauders, 1962.
Merrill's Marauders (1962) - My Big Nightmare Merrill (Jeff Chandler), expecting relief after having completed his mission in 1944 Burma, gets bad news from Stilwell (John Hoyt), his troops (Ty Hardin, Peter Brown, Will Hutchins, Claud Akins, Charles Briggs et al) already celebrating, in Samuel Fuller's Merrill's Marauders, 1962.
Merrill's Marauders (1962) - Seasoned Jungle Fighters Former newsman and combat veteran Samuel Fuller directing and co-writing, the real General Joseph Stilwell briefly featured, shot on location in the Philippines, the opening of Merrill's Marauders, 1962, starring Jeff Chandler and Ty Hardin.
Battle Of The Bulge (1965) - December, 1944 William Conrad (TV's "Cannon") narrates as Kiley (Henry Fonda) and pilot Joe (Robert Woods) buzz Nazi Hessler (Robert Shaw) and driver (Hans Christian Blech), opening director Ken Annakin's Battle Of the Bulge, 1965.
Battle Of The Bulge (1965) - Trying To Shorten The War? Introduction of more important but fictional characters, Robert Ryan as General Grey, Dana Andrews as Col. Pritchard, disagreeing over the intelligence report from Henry Fonda as Lt. Colonel Kiley, early in the Warner Bros./Cinerama productuion Battle Of The Bulge. 1965.
Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, The (1960) - Do You Actually Have A Sick Brother? Leaving a movie, Alice (Karen Steele) has no idea Jack (Ray Danton) is using her as an alibi for a robbery, and to absolve himself, he introduces brother Eddie (Warren Oates), in The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond, 1960, directed by Budd Boetticher.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) - It Happened In Sun Valley Promo here for the Idaho resort, Glenn Miller's band with an original by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, Milton Berle and Joan Davis schtick and Sonja Henie, in her first skating scene, tries to impress pianist Ted (John Payne), who is her legal adoptive guardian, in Sun Valley Serenade, 1941.
Story Of Alexander Graham Bell, The (1939) - You Are No Longer A Child! En route to dine with Boston investor Hubbard (Charles Coburn), inventor Don Ameche (title character) meets Loretta Young as his lip-reading daughter Mabel, then Loretta’s own dazzling sisters (Sally Blane, Georgiana Young, Polly Ann Young), as her siblings, in The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell, 1939.

Trailer

Family

Cass Sperling
Daughter
Author. Married to actor Wings Hauser from 1974 to 1977; had one son together.
Karen Sperling
Daughter
Desiree Sperling
Daughter
Mathews Sperling
Son
Cole Hauser
Grandson
Actor. Mother Cass Sperling.

Companions

Marget Sperling
Wife

Bibliography

Notes

He served in Marine Corps during WWII as captain.