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Ben Holmes

Highest Rated: 100% Top Hat (1935)

Lowest Rated: 33% Believe (2016)

Birthday: Nov 6, 1890

Birthplace: Not Available

When rustic comedian Chic Sale began making 2-reel comedies at RKO Radio in the early 1930s, Sale's vaudeville partner Ben Holmes came along for the ride. Before long, Holmes gave up acting to join RKO's writing and directing staff, overseeing the short-subject antics of such comedians as Clark and McCullough, Edgar Kennedy and Leon Errol. With 1934's Lightning Strikes Twice, Holmes branched out into features, directing RKO medium-budgeters like Maid's Night Out (1938) and Petticoat Larceny (1943). Ben Holmes also handled the second-unit direction of Sandrich's Buck Benny Rides Again (Paramount, 1940).

Highest Rated Movies



33% Believe Producer $0.9M 2016
No Score Yet The Saint's Double Trouble Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet The Saint in New York Director 1938
No Score Yet Maid's Night Out Director 1938
No Score Yet We're on the Jury Director 1937
No Score Yet The Plot Thickens Director 1936
No Score Yet The Farmer in the Dell Director 1936
100% Top Hat Actor 1935
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cavaliers Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Director 1934
No Score Yet Melody Cruise Screenwriter 1933


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