J. Walter Ruben

Highest Rated: 80% Java Head (1935)
Lowest Rated: 80% Java Head (1935)
Birthday: Aug 14, 1899
Birthplace: Not Available
A graduate of Columbia University, J. Walter Ruben worked briefly as a stage actor, publicity flack, and vaudeville gagwriter before becoming a regional distributor for the newly formed MGM in 1924. Ruben graduated to screenwriting in 1927, and to directing in 1931. In the first years of the talkies, he was contracted to RKO Radio, where he helmed such films as The Public Defender (1931), The Phantom of Crestwood (1931), Symphony of Six Million (1932), and Success at Any Price (1934). In 1935, he returned to MGM, where after directing a handful of films (Riff Raff, Trouble for Two, Bad Man of Brimstone) he joined the studio's staff of producers. Aligned with MGM until his death in 1942, J. Walter Ruben was responsible for several Wallace Beery vehicles, and was also on hand for Her Cardboard Lover (1942), Norma Shearer's final film.

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No Score Yet The Phantom Of Crestwood Director 2013
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Producer 1942
No Score Yet Her Cardboard Lover Producer 1942
No Score Yet Maisie Gets Her Man Producer 1942
No Score Yet Ringside Maisie (Cash and Carry Maisie) Producer 1941
No Score Yet The Getaway (The Get-Away) Screenwriter Producer 1941
No Score Yet Congo Maisie Producer 1940
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Producer 1940
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Producer 1939
No Score Yet Bad Man of Brimstone Director 1938
No Score Yet Riffraff Director 1936
No Score Yet Old Hutch Director 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Director 1936
No Score Yet Public Hero #1 Director 1935
80% Java Head Director 1935
No Score Yet Where Sinners Meet Director 1934
No Score Yet Ace of Aces Director 1933
No Score Yet No Marriage Ties Director 1933
No Score Yet The Great Jasper Director 1933
No Score Yet No Other Woman Director 1933
No Score Yet The Royal Bed Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet Check and Double Check Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet Jazz Heaven Screenwriter 1929
No Score Yet Under the Tonto Rim Screenwriter 1928

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