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Lewis Milestone

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All Quiet On the Western FrontAll Quiet On the Western Front (1930) Recommended
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray
Landmark film looks at WW1 from the enemy's point of view. It remains brilliant and quite moving after all these years. Academy Award winner for Best…
Rain (1932)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Joan Crawford, Walter Huston
A turbulent adaptation of Somerset Maugham's short story 'Miss Thompson' set on a Samoan island quarantine station during the rainy season. When a…
Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men (1939)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Lon Jr. Chaney, Burgess Meredith, Betty Field
A mentally–challenged giant and his level–headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's…
Edge of DarknessEdge of Darkness (1943)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston
Taut account of Resistance activities in Norway during WWII, has extra–good camerawork of Erroll Flynn, Ann Sheridan and Walter Huston in some…
Purple Heart, ThePurple Heart, The (1944)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger
Watchable flag–waver from WW2 depicts the show trial of a crew of American airmen (led by Andrews) who are shot down over Tokyo in 1944. Has…
Walk in the Sun, AWalk in the Sun, A (1945)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne
Absorbing character study of men at war set in WW2 North Africa.
Strange Love of Martha IversStrange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Van Heflin
Compelling noir with Barbara Stanwyck as the eponymous rich bitch whose dark secret threatens to topple her off her ivory tower.
Halls of MontezumaHalls of Montezuma (1950)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Karl Malden
Unflashy and well–cast war film, that follows the US Marines into action on a Pacific island. Makes a fairly gung–ho contrast to dir.…
They Who DareThey Who Dare (1953)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Dirk Bogarde
Bonus film with SLEEPING TIGER is a Dirk Bogarde WWII actioner that details a commando raid on German–controlled Aegean air fields.
Pork Chop HillPork Chop Hill (1959)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn
Given a gritty believability by Dir. Milestone ('All Quiet on the Western Front'), this recounts the bloody, meaningless conquest of a lowly hill…

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