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Arthur C. Miller (1895–1970)

Arthur was known as one of Hollywood's most accomplished lighting cameramen, a master at black and white cinematography. Miller began his career at 13, serving as an assistant to cinematographer Fred J. Balshofer. (They co-authored a book entitled "Two Reels and a Crank" in 1967.) Miller photographed the serial "The Perils of Pauline" in 1914, ... See full bio »

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Anna and the King of Siam
Anna and the King of Siam Cinematographer
The Song of Bernadette
The Song of Bernadette Cinematographer
How Green Was My Valley
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The Keys of the Kingdom
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 1951 The Prowler (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1950 The Gunfighter (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1950 Whirlpool (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives (as Arthur Miller)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho (as Arthur Miller)
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1946 The Razor's Edge (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1946 Dragonwyck (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1945 A Royal Scandal (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom (as Arthur Miller)
 1944 The Purple Heart (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1944 Lifeboat (director of photography - uncredited)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1943 The Moon Is Down (as Arthur Miller)
 1943 Immortal Sergeant (as Arthur Miller)
 1942/I Iceland
 1942 This Above All (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1941 The Men in Her Life (as Arthur Miller)
 1941 How Green Was My Valley (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1941 Man Hunt (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1941 Tobacco Road (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1940 Brigham Young (as Arthur Miller)
 1940 Young People (director of photography)
 1940 On Their Own (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1940 Johnny Apollo (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1940 The Blue Bird (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1939 The Rains Came (director of photography - as Arthur Miller)
 1939 Susannah of the Mounties (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln (uncredited)
 1939 The Little Princess (as Arthur Miller, photography: in Technicolor)
 1938 Just Around the Corner (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1938 Submarine Patrol (director of photography)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler (as Arthur Miller)
 1937 Heidi (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1936 Stowaway (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1936 36 Hours to Kill (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1936 White Fang
 1936 Paddy O'Day
 1935 Welcome Home
 1935 Black Sheep (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1935 The Little Colonel (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1934 Bright Eyes (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1934 Love Time
 1934 Handy Andy
 1934 Bottoms Up (as Arthur Miller)
 1933 The Mad Game
 1933 My Weakness
 1933 The Last Trail (as Arthur Miller)
 1933 Hold Me Tight
 1933 Sailor's Luck
 1932 Me and My Gal (as Arthur Miller)
 1932 Okay America! (as Arthur Miller)
 1932 Young Bride (as Arthur Miller)
 1932 A Woman Commands (uncredited)
 1932 Panama Flo (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1931 The Big Shot (as Arthur Miller)
 1931 Bad Company (as Arthur Miller)
 1931 Father's Son (as Arthur Miller)
 1930 See America Thirst (as Arthur Miller)
 1930 The Truth About Youth (as Art Miller, photographed by)
 1930 The Lady of Scandal (as Arthur Miller, photographed by)
 1929 Oh, Yeah? (as Arthur Miller)
 1929 Sailor's Holiday (as Arthur Miller)
 1929 The Flying Fool (as Arthur Miller)
 1929 Strange Cargo (as Arthur Miller)
 1929 Bellamy Trial
 1928 The Spieler
 1928 Annapolis
 1928 The Cop
 1928 Hold 'Em Yale
 1928 The Blue Danube (as Arthur Miller)
 1927 Vanity (as Arthur Miller)
 1927 Nobody's Widow (as Arthur Miller)
 1926 The Clinging Vine (as Arthur Miller, photography)
 1926 Eve's Leaves (as Arthur Miller)
 1926 The Volga Boatman (as Arthur Miller)
 1926 Made for Love (as Arthur Miller)
 1925 The Coming of Amos (as Arthur Miller)
 1925 His Supreme Moment (as Arthur Miller)
 1924 In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter (as Arthur Miller)
 1924 Tarnish
 1924 Cytherea
 1923 The Cheat (as Arthur Miller)
 1923 Bella Donna
 1922 Kick In
 1922 Three Live Ghosts (as Arthur Miller)
 1921 Forever
 1921 Experience (as Arthur Miller)
 1921 Paying the Piper (as Arthur Miller)
 1920 Idols of Clay (as Arthur Miller)
 1920 Lady Rose's Daughter (as Arthur Miller)
 1920 His House in Order (as Arthur Miller)
 1920 On with the Dance (as Arthur Miller)
 1919 Counterfeit (as Arthur Miller)
 1919 A Society Exile (as Arthur Miller)
 1919 The Profiteers (as A.C. Miller)
 1919 The Cry of the Weak (as A.C. Miller)
 1918 A Japanese Nightingale (as Arthur Miller)
 1918 The Naulahka
 1918 Convict 993
 1917 The Recoil
 1917 The Hunting of the Hawk (as A.C. Miller)
 1917 Kick In (as A.C. Miller)
 1917 Patria (uncredited)
 1916 Arms and the Woman (as A.C. Miller)
 1916 New York
 1915 At Bay
Show Show Cinematographer: Short (5 credits)
Show Show Camera department: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Camera department: Short (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (w/Fred J. Balshofer): "One Reel a Week". Berkeley/Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.

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Alternate Names:

A.C. Miller | Arthur Miller | Art Miller

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[on John Ford] The director I liked working with better than anybody in the industry. You'd only talk, I think you might say, 50 words to him in a day; you had a communication with him so great you could sense what he wanted. See more »


Arthur C. Miller's father was born in Baden Baden Germany and his last name before coming to America was Von Zeigler. Arthur C. Miller's brother Bill J. Miller, Director of Photography, raised his grandson, CBS News cameraman, William J. Wagner, 1981, Emmy Award winner for best cinematographer "Nuclear Battlefield of America ". See more »



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