Milton Raison

Milton Raison was an American screenwriter for both film and television. He was also known as George Milton, George Wallace Sayre, and George Sayre. His first credit was Air Hostess in 1933, which he co-wrote with Keene Thompson.[1] Over the next 20 years he would write the screenplay, story, or both on over 70 films. With the advent of television, he also worked on several TV shows during the 1950s.

Milton Raison
Born(1903-08-30)August 30, 1903
DiedJune 20, 1982(1982-06-20) (aged 78)
North Hollywood, California, United States
Years active1933–1960

His credits during the 1930s include Strictly Dynamite (1934), The Shadow (1937), Torture Ship (1939), and The Man They Could Not Hang (1939). His 1940s credits include Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona (1941), Sheriff of Sage Valley (1942), Anna May Wong's last starring role in 1943's Lady from Chungking, The Contender (1944), Alaska (1944), Forever Yours (1945), the 1945 Charlie Chan film, The Shanghai Cobra, and Rocky (1948). In the 1950s he penned A Modern Marriage (1950), Southside 1-1000, Topeka (1953), The Homesteaders, and his final film credit, 1953's Old Overland Trail. In 1962 he received a story credit when A Modern Marriage was re-made as Frigid Wife.[2]

His first television credit was in 1952, when he wrote an episode of Boston Blackie. Other television credits include The Adventures of Kit Carson, The Roy Rogers Show, and The Millionaire. His final credit was in 1960 on The Texan.


(Per AFI database)[2]


  1. ^ "Air Hostess". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Milton Raison". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 19, 2020.