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J. Walter Ruben



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Phantom Of Crestwood
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Her Cardboard Lover
  • Producer
1942
No Score Yet Ringside Maisie (Cash and Carry Maisie)
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet The Getaway (The Get-Away)
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden
  • Producer
1939
No Score Yet Riff-Raff
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Public Hero #1
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet 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 The Royal Bed
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet Check and Double Check
  • Screenwriter
1930

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