Arthur Lubin

Arthur Lubin

Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Birthday: Jul 25, 1898

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Best known as the creator of the sitcom "Mister Ed," Arthur Lubin grew up near the hub of the burgeoning film medium. He first broke into the industry as an actor in silent films in 1924. He appeared in films over the next five years before making the leap to director in 1934 with "A Successful Failure." Then, he created his own film and music studio, Lubin Studios, and steadily built his reputation as a director. By the '40s, he was directing a number of Abbott and Costello comedy movies including, "Buck Privates," "In the Navy," and "Hold That Ghost." In 1943, he directed his biggest box office success, the horror classic, "Phantom of the Opera." In the '50s, Lubin directed a number of films featuring "Francis the Talking Mule." He brought the concept to television in 1958 with the show about a talking horse named "Mister Ed." After the series' successful eight-year run, Lubin continued working in television until he retired in 1981. He lived out the rest of his days with his life partner, Frank Burford. Lubin died age 96.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of the Revolution Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rain for a Dusty Summer Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold On! Director - 1966
40% 60% The Incredible Mr. Limpet Director - 1964
No Score Yet 77% Thief of Baghdad Director - 1961
No Score Yet 25% Escapade in Japan Director,
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star of India Director - 1956
No Score Yet 25% The First Traveling Saleslady Director,
Producer
- 1956
No Score Yet 43% Lady Godiva Director - 1955
No Score Yet 70% Footsteps in the Fog Director - 1955
No Score Yet 57% Francis in the Navy Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis Joins the WACS Director - 1954
No Score Yet 33% South Sea Woman Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis Covers the Big Town Director - 1953
No Score Yet 17% Francis Goes to West Point Director - 1952
No Score Yet 33% It Grows on Trees Director - 1952
No Score Yet 83% Francis Goes to the Races Director - 1951
No Score Yet 53% Rhubarb Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen for a Day Director - 1951
80% 67% Francis Director - 1949
60% 54% Impact Director - 1949
No Score Yet 53% New Orleans Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night in Paradise Director - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spider Woman Strikes Back Director - 1946
No Score Yet 0% Delightfully Dangerous Director - 1945
No Score Yet 56% Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Director - 1944
76% 77% The Phantom of the Opera Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Savage Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the People of the United States Director - 1943
No Score Yet 49% Ride 'em Cowboy Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eagle Squadron Director - 1942
No Score Yet 77% Buck Privates Director - 1941
No Score Yet 63% Keep 'Em Flying Director - 1941
100% 90% Hold That Ghost Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Francisco Docks Director - 1941
No Score Yet 59% Abbott and Costello in the Navy Director - 1941
100% 50% Black Friday Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed Aunt Maggie? Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangs of Chicago Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey, the Kid Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Town Czar Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call a Messenger Director - 1939
No Score Yet 30% The Big Guy Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Risky Business Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Intruder Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beloved Brat Director - 1938
No Score Yet 86% Prison Break Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Cover the War Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure's End Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Idol of the Crowds Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Straight Ahead Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yellowstone Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of a Thousand Candles Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great God Gold Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon Limited Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frisco Waterfront Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Successful Failure Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bushranger Arthur (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 67% Bardelys the Magnificent King Louis XIII (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Proud Heart Morris Cominsky (Character) - 1925

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Ed Director,
Producer
1961-1966
100% 97% The Addams Family Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Director 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Director 1959

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