Millard Webb

Millard Webb (6 December 1893 – 21 April 1935), was an American screenwriter and director. He directed 20 films between 1920 and 1933. His best-known film is the 1926 silent John Barrymore adventure The Sea Beast, a version of Moby Dick,[1] costarring Dolores Costello.[2] Webb also directed the early sound Florenz Ziegfeld produced talkie Glorifying the American Girl released by Paramount in 1929.[3] In 1927 he directed Naughty But Nice, produced by John McCormick and First National Pictures.[4] His active years were from 1916 to 1933.

Millard Webb
Born(1893-12-06)December 6, 1893
DiedApril 21, 1935(1935-04-21) (aged 41)
Burial placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
OccupationScreenwriter and film director
Years active19161933
Lydia Stocking
(m. 1918; death 1923)
Mary Eaton (m. 19291935)

He was married to Lydia Stocking (19181923). Mary Eaton married Webb in 1929, but they separated.[5]

He was born in Clay City, Kentucky, U.S., and died in Los Angeles, California of intestinal ailment at the age of 40.[6]


Year Title Director Assistant director Writer Actor Cinematographer
1916 Let Katie Do It
The Little School Ma'am
1917 The Man from Painted Post
Reaching for the Moon
1919 Molly of the Follies
1921 Oliver Twist, Jr.
1921 Hearts of Youth
1920 The Fighting Shepherdess
1922 Where's My Wandering Boy Tonight?
1923 Tiger Rose
Where the North Begins
1924 Her Marriage Vow
The Dark Swan
1925 My Wife and I
1925 The Golden Cocoon
1926 The Sea Beast
1927 An Affair of the Follies
1927 The Drop Kick
Naughty But Nice
The Love Thrill
1928 Honeymoon Flats
1929 Gentlemen of the Press
The Painted Angel
Glorifying the American Girl
1930 Her Golden Calf
1931 The Happy Ending
1933 The Woman Who Dared


  1. Rondoni, Davide (1 August 2010). "Se il capitano Achab approda in Parlamento". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. "En 1926, le combat pour le droit à la libre critique des films". The Conversation (in French). 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. Hole, Kristin Lené; Jelača, Dijana; Kaplan, E. Ann; Petro, Patrice (10 November 2016). The Routledge Companion to Cinema & Gender. Taylor & Francis. p. 366. ISBN 9781317408055.
  4. Leider, Emily W. (2011). Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood. University of California Press. p. 349. ISBN 9780520253209.
  5. Reid, John Howard (1 August 2011). Silent Movies & Early Sound Films on DVD: New Expanded Edition. p. 336. ISBN 9780557433353.
  6. "Millard Webb". NY Times. The New York Times Company. 22 April 1935. p. 17. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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