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Lewis Milestone Overview:

Director, Lewis Milestone, was born Lev Milstein on Sep 30, 1895 in Kishinev [now Chisinau], Moldova. Milestone died at the age of 85 on Sep 25, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Lewis Milestone was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning two for Best Director for Two Arabian Knights and All Quiet on the Western Front in 1927/28 and 1929/30 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1927/28Best DirectorTwo Arabian Knights (1927)N/AWon
1929/30Best DirectorAll Quiet on the Western Front (1930)N/AWon
1930/31Best DirectorThe Front Page (1931)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Rain (1932, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article


Rain (1932, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article


Rain (1932, )

on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article


Rain (1932, )

on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article


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Cousin of virtuoso violinist Nathan Milstein.

Born in Russia, Milestone emigrated to the US in 1917 in order to escape being drafted into the Russian army during World War I, but upon his arrival in the US immediately enlisted in the US Army and was sent to France, where he fought until the war's end.

A favorite device Milestone uses in most of his war films--i.e. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Edge of Darkness (1943), A Walk in the Sun (1945) and Pork Chop Hill (1959) is the dolly shot which moves across infantry attacking toward the camera in echelon and being felled one at a time by machine gun fire.

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