Robert Milton (director)

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Robert Milton
Born(1885-01-24)January 24, 1885
Dinaburgh, Russian Empire
DiedJanuary 13, 1956(1956-01-13) (aged 70)
Other namesRobert Davidor
OccupationWriter, director
Years active1929–1934 (film)

Robert Milton (January 24, 1885 – January 13, 1956)[1] was a Russian-born screenwriter and film director who worked and settled in the United States.[2] He wrote and directed for the stage, and directed three British films.

Selected theatre credits[edit]

Milton directed one of the two competing Broadway productions of Ferenc Molnár's The Devil (1908)
Margalo Gillmore and Richard Bennett in the Theatre Guild production of Leonid Andreyev's He Who Gets Slapped (1922)
Date Title Notes
August 18 – November 1908 The Devil Garden Theatre, New York City[1]
November 1912 Bachelors and Benedicts Criterion Theatre, New York City[1]
December 22, 1913 – February 1914 The New Henrietta Knickerbocker Theatre, New York City[1]
January 25 – February 27, 1915 90 in the Shade Knickerbocker Theatre, New York City[1]
August 27 – October 2, 1915 Cousin Lucy George M. Cohan's Theatre, New York City[1]
October 5 – November 13, 1915 Miss Information George M. Cohan's Theatre, New York City[1]
February 1 – August 10, 1918 Oh, Lady! Lady!! Princess Theatre + Casino Theatre, New York City[1]
November 27, 1918 – May 10, 1919 Oh, My Dear! Princess Theatre + 39th Street Theatre, New York City[1]
July 8 – September 1919 The Five Million Lyric Theatre, New York City[1]
September 13, 1919 – June 1920 Adam and Eva Longacre Theatre, New York City[1]
November 25, 1919 – January 1920 The Rose of China Lyric Theatre, New York City[1]
July 31 – October 1920 Crooked Gamblers Hudson Theatre, New York City[1]
August 2 – October 1920 The Charm School Bijou Theatre, New York City[1]
October 11 – November 1920 The Unwritten Chapter Astor Theatre, New York City[1]
September 19, 1921 – February 1922 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Ritz Theatre, New York City[1]
January 9 – June 1922 He Who Gets Slapped Garrick Theatre, New York City[1]
February 15 – March 1922 Madame Pierre Ritz Theatre, New York City[1]
August 24 – September 1922 A Serpent's Tooth Little Theatre, New York City[1]
September 20 – November 1922 Banco Ritz Theatre, New York City[1]
December 25, 1922 – January 1923 The Lady Cristilinda Broadhurst Theatre, New York City[1]
February 19 – June 1923 You and I Belmont Theatre, New York City[1]
April 1923 As You Like It 48th Street Theatre, New York City[1]
August 6 – November 1923 In Love With Love Ritz Theatre, New York City[1]
January 7 – May 1924 Outward Bound Ritz Theatre, New York City[1][3]
September 30 – October 1924 The Far Cry Cort Theatre, New York City[1]
December 22, 1924 – March 23, 1925 The Youngest Gaiety Theatre, New York City[1]
November 7 – December 1934 Dark Victory Plymouth Theatre, New York City[1]
November 9, 1936 – March 1937 Black Limelight Mansfield Theatre, New York City[1]
March 28 – April 30, 1938 The Seagull Shubert Theatre, New York City[1]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
1929 The Dummy [4]
1929 Charming Sinners [4]
1930 Behind the Make-Up [4]
1930 Outward Bound [4]
1931 The Bargain [4]
1931 Devotion [4]
1931 Husband's Holiday [4]
1932 Westward Passage [4]
1933 Strange Evidence [5]
1933 Bella Donna [5]
1933 The Luck of a Sailor [5]

Screenwriter[edit]

Year Title Notes
1921 The Land of Hope [4]
1930 Sin Takes a Holiday [4]
1931 The Lady Refuses [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Robert Milton". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Goble p.474
  3. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (September 18, 1930). "The Screen: Away from the World". The New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Robert Milton". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Robert Milton". British Film Institute.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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