Milton Carruth (March 23, 1899 – September 7, 1972) was an American film editor and, for a period in the 1930s, film director. Among the 129 films he edited are All Quiet on the Western Front (directed by Lewis Milestone-1930 (silent version)), Shadow of a Doubt (directed by Alfred Hitchcock-1943), Pillow Talk (directed by Michael Gordon-1959), and Imitation of Life (directed by Douglas Sirk-1959). His career as an editor spanned nearly four decades, from 1929 through 1966 (The Pad and How to Use It (directed by Brian G. Hutton-1966).
|Died||September 7, 1972 73) (aged|
|Occupation||Film editor, director|
Early in his career, he directed the 1936-37 films Love Letters of a Star, She's Dangerous, Breezing Home, The Man in Blue, Reported Missing and The Lady Fights Back. Following these he returned to his "first love", which was film editing.
Carruth spent his entire career working at Universal Studios; he was "one of three editors who served as the core of Universal's editing department for a span of some forty years". He had been selected as a member of the American Cinema Editors.
- Milton Carruth on IMDb
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- Soister, John (September 18, 2015). Of Gods and Monsters: A Critical Guide to Universal Studios' Science Fiction, Horror and Mystery Films, 1929-1939. McFarland. p. 286.
- Staggs, Sam (2009). Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life. Macmillan. p. 227.
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