J. Walter Ruben


Director

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Gold Rush Maisie (1940)
Fill-In Director
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)
Director
The Good Old Soak (1937)
Director
Riffraff (1936)
Director
Old Hutch (1936)
Director
Trouble for Two (1936)
Director
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
2nd Unit Director
Public Hero No. 1 (1935)
Director
Where Sinners Meet (1934)
Director
Man of Two Worlds (1934)
Director
Success at Any Price (1934)
Director
Java Head (1934)
Director
No Marriage Ties (1933)
Director
Ace of Aces (1933)
Director
No Other Woman (1933)
Director
The Great Jasper (1933)
Director
The Roadhouse Murder (1932)
Director
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)
Director
Public Defender (1931)
Director
Secret Service (1931)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

The Fleet's In (1942)
Based on a Story by
The Get-Away (1941)
Story
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)
Original Story
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)
Original Story
Public Hero No. 1 (1935)
Story
Racetrack (1933)
Story
The Roadhouse Murder (1932)
Screenplay and dial
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)
Story
Symphony of Six Million (1932)
Screenplay and dial
The Royal Bed (1931)
Screenwriter
Young Donovan's Kid (1931)
Adapted and dial
White Shoulders (1931)
Adapted and dial
High Stakes (1931)
Adapted and dial
Echec au roi (1931)
Scenario
Behind Office Doors (1931)
Adapted and dial
Bachelor Apartment (1931)
Adapted and dial
Shooting Straight (1930)
Screenwriter
She's My Weakness (1930)
Screenwriter
Lovin' the Ladies (1930)
Adaptation
Check and Double Check (1930)
Adapted and cont
Lovin' the Ladies (1930)
Dial
She's My Weakness (1930)
Dial
Shooting Straight (1930)
Dial
The Marriage Playground (1929)
Screenwriter
Sunset Pass (1929)
Scen
Dance Hall (1929)
Scen
Jazz Heaven (1929)
Screenwriter
The Love Doctor (1929)
Adaptation
Dance Hall (1929)
Dial
Jazz Heaven (1929)
Dial
Sunset Pass (1929)
Adaptation
Stairs of Sand (1929)
Adaptation
The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)
Scen
Under the Tonto Rim (1928)
Screenwriter
The Fleet's In (1928)
Scen
Fools for Luck (1928)
Scen
The Fleet's In (1928)
Story
Fools for Luck (1928)
Adaptation
Avalanche (1928)
Scen
Avalanche (1928)
Adaptation
The Gay Retreat (1927)
Scen
Shootin' Irons (1927)
Screenwriter
Open Range (1927)
Screenwriter
Shootin' Irons (1927)
Adaptation
The Last Outlaw (1927)
Screenwriter
The Last Outlaw (1927)
Adaptation

Producer (Feature Film)

Assignment in Brittany (1943)
Producer
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Producer
Mokey (1942)
Producer
The Bugle Sounds (1942)
Producer
Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
Producer
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
Producer
Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
Producer
The Bad Man (1941)
Producer
The Get-Away (1941)
Producer
Ringside Maisie (1941)
Producer
20 Mule Team (1940)
Producer
Gold Rush Maisie (1940)
Producer
Flight Command (1940)
Producer
Congo Maisie (1940)
Producer
Stand Up and Fight (1939)
Associate Producer
Maisie (1939)
Producer
Sergeant Madden (1939)
Producer
Thunder Afloat (1939)
Producer

Cast (Short)

Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
Himself
Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Himself

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Gold Rush Maisie (1940) - Plenty Of Tears Ann Sothern (title character) is leaving town, from the diner where Harry (Irving Bacon) is sharing the big news, one customer (Henry Roquemore) leaving as another (Eddie Gribbon) arrives, and young Jubie (Virginia Weidler) appears seeking aid, in Gold Rush Maisie, 1940, the third in the MGM series.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) - I Wanna Be Just Like You! Now all-in with the family of hard-luck dirt farmer turned gold prospector Bert (John F. Hamilton), Ann Sothern (title character) meets friend Elmo (Louis Mason), who boasts of success, then chats with admiring daughter Jubie (Virginia Weidler), in Gold Rush Maisie, 1940.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) - What Kind Of A Town Is This? Third movie in the MGM series, this time the title character (Ann Sothern) has had a breakdown near an Arizona desert town, where, with some difficulty, she meets Lee Bowman as grumpy rancher Bill, who’s not much inclined to help, in Gold Rush Maisie, 1940, co-starring Virginia Weidler.
Maisie (1939) - The Chiffon Girl The first scene in the first picture in the series of ten from MGM, Ann Sothern is the title character, getting bad news (from Frank Darien as Pops) about her showbiz gig in Big Horn, Wyoming, from a script first written for Jean Harlow, opening Maisie, 1939, co-starring Robert Young.
Congo Maisie (1940) - That's French For Star Of Africa Doctor turned rubber plantation-owner Shane (John Carroll) is sick of Africa, leaving, when he finds Ann Sothern (title character) hiding in his cabin, boat captain Finch (J.M. Kerrigan) offering a compromise, in the second feature in the MGM series, Congo Maisie, 1940.
Congo Maisie (1940) - She Do Big Magic Complete with a degrading depiction of African natives, acceptable by Hollywood standards of the time, well-intentioned Shane (John Carroll) protects the compound, rescued when Ann Sothern (title character) goes into showgirl mode, in Congo Maisie, 1940.
Flight Command (1940) - Keep It Flying Director Frank Borzage in his element, high emotion meeting military duty, as dying inventor-pilot Jerry (Shepperd Strudwick) shares with buddy Drake (Robert Taylor) while their commander (Walter Pidgeon) breaks the news to his wife, Jerry’s sister (Ruth Hussey), expecting courage, in Flight Command, 1940.
Flight Command (1940) - I Thought I'd Landed In China Brash Navy flight school graduate Drake (Robert Taylor) has just crash-landed his new plane in the Pacific, not realizing that the lady (Ruth Hussey) of the first house he comes to is the wife of his irritated new commander (Walter Pidgeon), in Frank Borzage’s Flight Command, 1940.
Flight Command (1940) - Stray Hellcat Cocky new Navy flyer Drake (Robert Taylor) in bad weather flying his new high-tech plane to his new assignment in San Diego, Red Skelton the radio officer as brass led by Cmdr. Gary (Walter Pidgeon) try to talk him down, not a total success, early in Flight Command, 1940.
Riffraff (1936) - Miss Hook And Ladder Hattie (Jean Harlow) is awakened by siblings (including Mickey Rooney!), hustles out with sister Lil (Una Merkel) to the docks, then chases boyfriend Dutch (Spencer Tracy) in the busy opening of MGM's Riffraff, 1936.
Riffraff (1936) - Dirty Woman Beater! Dutch (Spencer Tracy) has just talked the fishermen out of a strike, impressing everyone but his girlfriend Hattie (Jean Harlow) in Riffraff, 1936, from a script by Frances Marion and Anita Loos.

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