The Info List - Arthur Charles Miller

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Arthur Charles Miller, A.S.C. (July 8, 1895 – July 13, 1970) was an American cinematographer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography seven times, winning for How Green Was My Valley in 1941, again in 1944 for The Song of Bernadette, and a third time in 1947 for Anna and the King of Siam.


1 Career 2 Partial filmography 3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] He was born in Roslyn, New York. He began his movie career at the age of 13. According to a 1970 interview with Leonard Maltin, he stated he went to work for a horse dealer. One day, he was returning home from delivering some horses and was sitting on a horse when a man offered him a job in motion pictures because he could ride bareback. Miller recalled, "The first day we went out to a golf course in Brooklyn, and I rode this horse all over, got chased, and all."[1] He found himself working as an assistant to filmmaker Fred J. Balshofer.[1] The two remained lifelong friends and in 1967 co-wrote the book about the early days of film titled One Reel a Week. Miller eventually joined Pathé Frères
Pathé Frères
and, although only 19 years old, became the cinematographer for the 1914 adventure serial The Perils of Pauline. In 1918, he and his brother Bill founded the Motion Picture Industry Union.[citation needed] He moved to Hollywood
and had a lengthy tenure at Paramount from the late teens throughout the 1920s. In 1932, Miller signed a long-term contract with Fox Film Corporation to be the cinematographer for every Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
film. He retired in 1951 for health reasons, but remained active in the industry as president of the American Society of Cinematographers. He died in Los Angeles, California, in 1970 and was interred in the Hollywood
Memorial Park Cemetery. He was survived by his wife Mae.[2] In August 1973, Mrs. Miller and Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
attended the dedication of the Arthur Miller Memorial Fountain and Arbor at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills.[2] Partial filmography[edit]

At Coney Island (1912 short) The Perils of Pauline (1914 serial) At Bay (1915) New York (1916) Kick In (1917) The Hunting of the Hawk
The Hunting of the Hawk
(1917) The Recoil (1917) Convict 993 (1918) The Hillcrest Mystery (1918) The Cry of the Weak
The Cry of the Weak
(1919) The Avalanche* (1919) The Profiteers
The Profiteers
(1919) Our Better Selves
Our Better Selves
(1919) A Society Exile
A Society Exile
(1919) The Witness for the Defense
The Witness for the Defense
(1919) Counterfeit (1919) On With the Dance (1920) His House in Order (1920) The Right to Love (1920) Lady Rose's Daughter (1920) Idols of Clay (1920) Paying the Piper (1921) Experience (1921) Forever (1921) Three Live Ghosts (1922) To Have and to Hold (1922) Kick In (1922) Bella Donna (1923) The Cheat (1923) The Eternal City (1923) Cytherea (1924) Tarnish (1924) In Hollywood
with Potash and Perlmutter (1924) A Thief in Paradise (1925) His Supreme Moment
His Supreme Moment
(1925) The Coming of Amos (1925) Made for Love (1926) The Volga Boatman (1926) Eve's Leaves (1926) The Clinging Vine (1926) Vanity (1927) The Fighting Eagle* (1927) The Angel of Broadway (1927) The Blue Danube (1928) The Cop (1928) Annapolis (1928) The Bellamy Trial
The Bellamy Trial
(1929) Strange Cargo (1929) The Flying Fool (1929) Sailor's Holiday
Sailor's Holiday
(1929) The Truth About Youth
The Truth About Youth
(1930) See America Thirst
See America Thirst
(1930) Father's Son (1931) Bad Company (1931) The Big Shot (1931) Panama Flo (1932) A Woman Commands
A Woman Commands
(1932) Young Bride (1932) Okay, America! (1932) Me and My Gal
Me and My Gal
(1932) Sailor's Luck (1933) Hold Me Tight (1933) The Man Who Dared (1933) The Last Trail
The Last Trail
(1933) My Weakness (1933) Ever Since Eve (1934) Bottoms Up (1934) Handy Andy (1934) The White Parade
The White Parade
(1934) Bright Eyes (1934) The Little Colonel (1935) It's a Small World (1935) Black Sheep (1935) Welcome Home (1935) Paddy O'Day
Paddy O'Day
(1936) White Fang (1936) 36 Hours to Kill
36 Hours to Kill
(1936) Pigskin Parade
Pigskin Parade
(1936) Stowaway (1936) Wee Willie Winkie (1937) Heidi (1938) Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) Just Around the Corner (1938) Little Miss Broadway
Little Miss Broadway
(1938) The Little Princess (1939) Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
(1939) (uncredited) The Rains Came
The Rains Came
(1939) (nomination) Here I Am a Stranger
Here I Am a Stranger
(1939) The Blue Bird (1940) (nomination) Johnny Apollo (1940) On Their Own (1940) Brigham Young (1940) The Mark of Zorro (1940) Tobacco Road (1941) Man Hunt (1941) How Green Was My Valley (1941) (won Oscar) The Men in Her Life
The Men in Her Life
(1941) Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942) This Above All
This Above All
(1942) (nomination) Immortal Sergeant (1943) The Moon Is Down (1943) The Song of Bernadette (1943) (won Oscar) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) Lifeboat (1944) (uncredited) The Purple Heart
The Purple Heart
(1944) The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) (nomination) A Royal Scandal (1945) Dragonwyck (1946) Anna and the King of Siam (1946) (won Oscar) The Razor's Edge (1946) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) The Walls of Jericho (1948) A Letter to Three Wives
A Letter to Three Wives
(1949) Whirlpool (1949) The Gunfighter
The Gunfighter
(1950) The Prowler (1951)

* - according to silentera.com References[edit]

^ a b Maltin, Leonard (July 25, 2012). The Art of the Cinematographer. Courier Corporation. pp. 117–137. ISBN 9780486154749. Retrieved May 10, 2015.  ^ a b "Arthur Miller Memorial Fountain and Arbor". Van Nuys News. August 7, 1973 – via Newspapers.com. 

External links[edit]

Arthur C. Miller on IMDb Miller profile at the Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers

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Academy Award for Best Cinematography


Charles Rosher
Charles Rosher
and Karl Struss
Karl Struss
(1928) Clyde De Vinna
Clyde De Vinna
(1929) Joseph T. Rucker and Willard Van der Veer (1930) Floyd Crosby (1931) Lee Garmes
Lee Garmes
(1932) Charles Lang
Charles Lang
(1933) Victor Milner
Victor Milner
(1934) Hal Mohr (1935) Tony Gaudio
Tony Gaudio
(1936) Karl Freund
Karl Freund
(1937) Joseph Ruttenberg
Joseph Ruttenberg
(1938) Gregg Toland
Gregg Toland
/ Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan (1939) George Barnes / George Perinal (1940) Arthur C. Miller / Ernest Palmer (1941) Joseph Ruttenberg
Joseph Ruttenberg
/ Leon Shamroy (1942) Arthur C. Miller / Hal Mohr (1943) Joseph LaShelle
Joseph LaShelle
/ Leon Shamroy (1944) Harry Stradling
Harry Stradling
/ Leon Shamroy (1945) Arthur C. Miller / Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith, and Arthur Arling (1946) Guy Green / Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
(1947) William Daniels / Joseph A. Valentine, William V. Skall, and Winton Hoch (1948) Paul C. Vogel / Winton Hoch (1949) Robert Krasker / Robert Surtees (1950)


William C. Mellor / Alfred Gilks
Alfred Gilks
and John Alton
John Alton
(1951) Robert Surtees / Winton Hoch and Archie Stout (1952) Burnett Guffey
Burnett Guffey
/ Loyal Griggs
Loyal Griggs
(1953) Boris Kaufman / Milton R. Krasner (1954) James Wong Howe
James Wong Howe
/ Robert Burks (1955) Joseph Ruttenberg
Joseph Ruttenberg
/ Lionel Lindon (1956) Jack Hildyard (1957) Sam Leavitt
Sam Leavitt
/ Joseph Ruttenberg
Joseph Ruttenberg
(1958) William C. Mellor / Robert Surtees (1959) Freddie Francis / Russell Metty
Russell Metty
(1960) Eugen Schüfftan / Daniel L. Fapp (1961) Jean Bourgoin and Walter Wottitz / Freddie Young (1962) James Wong Howe
James Wong Howe
/ Leon Shamroy (1963) Walter Lassally
Walter Lassally
/ Harry Stradling
Harry Stradling
(1964) Ernest Laszlo / Freddie Young (1965) Haskell Wexler
Haskell Wexler
/ Ted Moore (1966) Burnett Guffey
Burnett Guffey
(1967) Pasqualino De Santis (1968) Conrad L. Hall (1969) Freddie Young (1970) Oswald Morris (1971) Geoffrey Unsworth (1972) Sven Nykvist
Sven Nykvist
(1973) Fred J. Koenekamp and Joseph F. Biroc (1974) John Alcott (1975)


Haskell Wexler
Haskell Wexler
(1976) Vilmos Zsigmond
Vilmos Zsigmond
(1977) Néstor Almendros (1978) Vittorio Storaro
Vittorio Storaro
(1979) Geoffrey Unsworth and Ghislain Cloquet (1980) Vittorio Storaro
Vittorio Storaro
(1981) Billy Williams and Ronnie Taylor (1982) Sven Nykvist
Sven Nykvist
(1983) Chris Menges (1984) David Watkin (1985) Chris Menges (1986) Vittorio Storaro
Vittorio Storaro
(1987) Peter Biziou (1988) Freddie Francis (1989) Dean Semler (1990) Robert Richardson (1991) Philippe Rousselot (1992) Janusz Kamiński
Janusz Kamiński
(1993) John Toll (1994) John Toll (1995) John Seale (1996) Russell Carpenter (1997) Janusz Kamiński
Janusz Kamiński
(1998) Conrad Hall
Conrad Hall
(1999) Peter Pau
Peter Pau


Andrew Lesnie (2001) Conrad Hall
Conrad Hall
(2002) Russell Boyd (2003) Robert Richardson (2004) Dion Beebe (2005) Guillermo Navarro
Guillermo Navarro
(2006) Robert Elswit (2007) Anthony Dod Mantle
Anthony Dod Mantle
(2008) Mauro Fiore (2009) Wally Pfister (2010) Robert Richardson (2011) Claudio Miranda (2012) Emmanuel Lubezki (2013) Emmanuel Lubezki (2014) Emmanuel Lubezki (2015) Linus Sandgren (2016) Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 2001999 LCCN: n87916735 ISNI: 0000 0001 1855 9329 GND: 138103607 SUDOC: 091570