~Milton Sills~

Born: January 12, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: September 15, 1930 in Santa Barbara, Caliornia, USA
~Silent Filmography~
Love and the Devil (1929) .... Lord Dryan
His Captive Woman (1929) .... Officer Thomas McCarthy
The Barker (1928) .... Nifty Miller
The Crash (1928) .... Jim Flannagan
The Hawk's Nest (1928) .... The Hawk/John Finchley
Burning Daylight (1928) .... Elam 'Burning Daylight' Harnish
The Valley of the Giants (1927) .... Bryce Cardigan
Hard-Boiled Haggerty (1927) .... Hard-Boiled Haggerty
Framed (1927) .... Etienne Hilaire
The Sea Tiger (1927) .... Justin Ramos
The Silent Lover (1926) .... Count Pierre Tornal
Paradise (1926) .... Tony
Men of Steel (1926) .... Jan Bokak
Puppets (1926) .... Nicki
The Unguarded Hour (1925) .... Andrea
The Knockout (1925) .... Sandy Donlin
The Making of O'Malley (1925) .... O'Malley
I Want My Man (1925) .... Gulian Eyre
As Man Desires (1925) .... Major John Craig
Madonna of the Streets (1924) .... Reverend John Morton
Single Wives (1924) .... Perry Jordan
The Sea Hawk (1924) .... Sir Oliver Tressilian
Flowing Gold (1924) .... Calvin Gray
The Heart Bandit (1924) .... John Rand
A Lady of Quality (1924) .... Gerald Mertoun, Duke of Osmonde ... Movie Still Code: 3935-X
Flaming Youth (1923) .... Cary Scott
Why Women Remarry (1923) .... Dan Hannon
Adam's Rib (1923) .... Michael Ramsay ... Movie Still Code: 513-X
The Spoilers (1923) .... Roy Glennister
Legally Dead (1923) .... Will Campbell/George Brown
The Isle of Lost Ships (1923) .... Frank Howard
What a Wife Learned (1923) .... Rudolph Martin
The Last Hour (1923) .... Steve Cline
The Marriage Chance (1922) .... William Bradley
Environment (1922) .... Steve MacLaren
The Forgotten Law (1922) .... Richard Jarnette
Skin Deep (1922) .... Bud Doyle
Burning Sands (1922) .... Daniel Lane
Borderland (1922) .... James Wayne ... Movie Still Code: 467-X
The Woman Who Walked Alone (1922) .... Clement Gaunt
One Clear Call (1922) .... Dr. Alan Hamilton
Miss Lulu Bett (1921) .... Neil Cornish
At the End of the World (1921)
The Great Moment (1921) .... Bayard Delaval
Salvage (1921) .... Fred Martin
The Little Fool (1921) .... Dick
The Faith Healer (1921) .... Michaelis
The Furnace (1920) .... Keene Mordaunt
... aka Breach of Promise, or The Furnace
Sweet Lavender (1920) .... Horace Weather Burn
Behold My Wife (1920) .... Frank Armour
The Week-End (1920) .... Arthur Tavenor
... aka The Weekend (USA)
Dangerous to Men (1920) .... Sandy Verrall
The Inferior Sex (1920) .... Knox Randall
The Street Called Straight (1920) .... Peter Devenant

What Every Woman Learns (1919) .... Walter Melrose
Eyes of Youth (1919) .... Louis Anthony
The Fear Woman (1919) .... Robert Craig
The Woman Thou Gavest Me (1919) .... Conrad
The Hushed Hour (1919) .... Luke Appleton
The Stronger Vow (1919) .... Juan Estudillo
Satan Junior (1919) .... Paul Worden
Shadows (1919) .... Judson Barnes
The Hell Cat (1918) .... Sheriff Jack Webb
... aka The Wild Cat
The Bonds That Tie (1918)
The Savage Woman (1918) .... Jean Lerier
The Claw (1918) .... Major Anthony Kinsella
The Yellow Ticket (1918/I) .... Julian Rolfe
The Mysterious Client (1918) .... Harry Nelson
The Reason Why (1918) .... Lord Tancred
The Struggle Everlasting (1918) .... Mind, aka Bruce
The Other Woman (1918) .... Mr. Harrington
Diamonds and Pearls (1917) .... RobertVan Ellstrom
The Fringe of Society (1917) .... Martin Drake
Married in Name Only (1917) .... Robert Worthing
Souls Adrift (1917) .... Micah Steele
... aka Chasms (USA: alternative title)
The Honor System (1917) .... Joseph Stanton
Patria (1917) .... Capt. Donald Parr
The Rack (1915) .... Tom Gordon
The Woman Who Lied (1915) .... Jack Stanley
Under Southern Skies (1915) .... Burleigh Mavor
The Taming of Mary (1915)
Arrival of Perpetua (1915) .... Thaddeus Curzon
The Deep Purple (1915) .... William Lake
The Pit (1914) .... Corthell
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~The Los Angeles Times~
September 16, 1930
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

To movie lovers the world over Sills had been regarded as a star, and in Hollywood he was known as
a champion for better working hours and always fostered a spirit of cooperation among the
producers and actors and technicians.

Sills began his career as a college professor, and for a number of years was an instructor in
mathematics and a teaching fellow in philosophy at the University of Chicago. Afterward he cast his
lot with the world of the theater, receiving his first stage training in plays produced by David Belasco,
Charles Frohman and William A. Brady.

On Broadway he appeared in "This Woman and This Man," "Just to Get Married," "The Governor's
Lady," "Law of the Land," "Panthea"; and in a series of Shakespearean plays.

The rise of Sills to stardom in films was meteoric, the actor advancing almost overnight from the
status of a supporting player to that of a star. His greatest success was scored under the banner of
First National Productions in movies that presented him as a burly, rugged, two-fisted type of he-
man hero. Among his more memorable hits were "The Barker," Burning Daylight," "The Crash," "The
Hawk's Nest" and "The Valley of the Giants."

— Los Angeles Times Sept. 16, 1930