Harry Miller

Sound editor, Dialogue editor, Prop purchaser
Pioneer sound editor of the British film industry. Miller originated the concept of instant post-synchronized sound for Alfred Hitchcock's "Blackmail" (1929) when he arranged for British actress Joan Barry to speak the ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1903 in Hampstead, England, GB

Filmography

other (1)

Hustle 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Pioneer sound editor of the British film industry. Miller originated the concept of instant post-synchronized sound for Alfred Hitchcock's "Blackmail" (1929) when he arranged for British actress Joan Barry to speak the dialogue synchronously from the side of the soundstage for the film's leading lady, Czech actress Anny Ondra, who spoke heavily accented English. The credit title "dubbing editor" was created for Miller and first appeared in the credits for "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939). His other credits include "The Four Feathers" (1939), "The Thief of Baghdad" (1940), David Lean's "Brief Encounter" (1945), and Laurence Olivier's "Henry V" (1945). Miller later became dialogue editor on several James Bond films including "From Russia With Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964), "You Only Live Twice" (1967) and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Miller's later credits include "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968) and Fred Zinnemann's "A Man For All Seasons" (1966).

Relationships

Sue Miller

Granddaughter
survived him

Jonathan Miller

Grandson
survived him

Peter Miller

Son
survived him

Milestones

1939

Received the intial credit title of dubbing editor for his work on "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"

1929

Helped originate the concept of instant "post-synch" sound when he added all the sound to the first official British talkie, Alfred Hitchcock's "Blackmail"

1927

First film industry job as a purchaser of props for his father at British International Studios, Elstree

1916

Became a call boy at the London Hippodrome at age 12

Graduated to stage and business managing positions with touring revues

Worked at various thratrical posts

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