Ray Milland

The Films, 1929–1984


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About the Book

With no formal training as an actor, Welsh-born Ray Milland (1907–1986), a former trooper in the British Army’s Household Cavalry, enjoyed a half-century career working alongside some of the great directors and stars from the Golden Age of cinema. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), a defining moment that enabled him to break free from romantic leads and explore darker shades of his debonair demeanor, such as the veiled menace of his scheming husband in Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder (1954).
A consummate professional with wide range, Milland took the directorial reins in several of his starring vehicles in the 1950s, most notably in the intelligent Western A Man Alone (1955). He comfortably slipped into most genres, from romantic comedy to adventure to film noir. Later he turned to science fiction and horror movies, including two with cult filmmaker Roger Corman. This first complete filmography covers the actor’s screen career, with a concise introductory biography and an appendix listing his extensive radio and television credits.

About the Author(s)

James McKay is a chartered surveyor residing in Northwich, Cheshire, England.

Bibliographic Details

James McKay
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 337
Bibliographic Info: 61 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7887-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3849-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface  1
Biography  5
The Films (year by year)   19
Appendix: Major Television, Radio, Director and Theater Credits  301
Bibliography  313
Index  317

Book Reviews & Awards

“[The] first complete filmography [of the actor]…recommended”—Midwest Book Review