Arthur Lubin

Film Director / Actor | * 07/25/1898 († 96, 05/12/1995) | Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Arthur Lubin (July 25, 1898 – May 11, 1995) was an American film director and producer who directed several Abbott & Costello films, Phantom of the Opera (1943), the Francis the Talking Mule series and created the talking-horse TV series Mister Ed. A prominent director for Universal Pictures in the 1940s and 1950s, he is perhaps best known today as the man who gave Clint Eastwood his first contract in film. ()
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Arthur Lubin (July 25, 1898 – May 12, 1995) was an American film director and producer who directed several Abbott & Costello films and created the TV series Mr. Ed.Arthur Lubin was born Arthur William Lubovsky in Los Angeles, California in 1898. Lubin created his own film and music studio, Lubin Studios, in the 1920s, where he acted in silent films in the later half of the decade. Lubin directed the Abbott and Costello movies Buck Privates (1941), In the Navy (1941), Hold That Ghost (1941), Keep 'Em Flying (1942) and Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942). His most successful film at the box office was probably Phantom of the Opera (1943). Another may be Rhubarb (1951) about a cat that inherits a baseball team by proxy.Lubin also directed the "Francis the Talking Mule" series and brought the idea to TV as the series Mr. Ed. He was the first producer to give a contract to Clint Eastwood. Lubin also directed episodic TV shows like Bronco (1958), Maverick (1959), Bonanza (1960), Mister Ed (1961) and The Addams Family (1965). Lubin's last work was the TV series called Little Lulu (1978).Lubin's career ended in the late 1970s, and he lived the rest of his life with his life partner Frank Burford[citation needed] and died in Glendale, California of an unspecified cause on May 12, 1995 at age 96.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with Arthur Lubin as Actor(5)

as Gang Leader1929 Eyes of the Underworld
as King Louis XIII1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
as Lew1926 Millionaires
as Morris Cominsky1925 His People

Movies with Arthur Lubin as Crew(66)

Directing/Director1971 Rain for a Dusty Summer
Directing/Director1966 Hold On!
Directing/Director1964 The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Directing/Director1961 The Thief of Baghdad
Directing/Director1957 Escapade in Japan
Production/Producer1957 Escapade in Japan
Directing/Director1956 The First Traveling Saleslady
Directing/Director1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
Directing/Director1955 Footsteps in the Fog
Directing/Director1955 Francis in the Navy
Directing/Director1954 Star of India
Directing/Director1954 Francis Joins the WACS
Directing/Director1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Directing/Director1953 South Sea Woman
Directing/Director1952 Francis Goes to West Point
Directing/Director1952 It Grows on Trees
Directing/Director1951 Francis Goes to the Races
Directing/Director1951 Rhubarb
Directing/Director1951 Queen for a Day
Directing/Director1950 Francis
Directing/Director1949 Impact
Directing/Director1947 New Orleans
Directing/Director1946 Night in Paradise
Directing/Director1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back
Directing/Director1945 Delightfully Dangerous
Directing/Director1944 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Directing/Director1943 White Savage
Directing/Director1943 To the People of the United States
Directing/Director1943 Phantom of the Opera
Directing/Director1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Directing/Director1942 Keeping Fit
Directing/Director1942 Eagle Squadron
Directing/Director1941 Keep 'Em Flying
Directing/Director1941 Hold That Ghost
Directing/Director1941 Buck Privates
Directing/Director1941 In the Navy
Directing/Director1941 Where Did You Get That Girl?
Directing/Director1940 Gangs of Chicago
Directing/Director1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Directing/Director1940 Meet the Wildcat
Directing/Director1940 Black Friday
Directing/Director1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
Directing/Director1940 San Francisco Docks
Directing/Director1939 Mickey the Kid
Directing/Director1939 The Big Guy
Directing/Director1939 Call a Messenger
Directing/Director1939 Big Town Czar
Directing/Director1939 Risky Business
Directing/Director1938 Prison Break
Directing/Director1938 Newsboys' Home
Directing/Director1938 Secrets of a Nurse
Directing/Director1938 The Beloved Brat
Directing/Director1938 Midnight Intruder
Directing/Director1937 California Straight Ahead
Directing/Director1937 Adventure's End
Directing/Director1937 Idol of the Crowds
Directing/Director1937 I Cover the War!
Directing/Director1936 Mysterious Crossing
Directing/Director1936 Yellowstone
Directing/Director1936 The House of a Thousand Candles
Directing/Director1935 Two Sinners
Directing/Director1935 Honeymoon Limited
Directing/Director1935 Frisco Waterfront
Directing/Director1935 Great God Gold
Directing/Director1934 A Successful Failure
Production/Production Assistant1933 She Done Him Wrong

TV Shows/Series with Arthur Lubin as Crew(12)

Directing/Director1977 ABC Weekend Special
Directing/Director1964 The Addams Family
Directing/Director1961 Mister Ed
Production/Producer1961 Mister Ed
Directing/Director1959 The Deputy
Directing/Director1959 Bonanza
Directing/Director1958 The Ed Wynn Show
Directing/Director1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Directing/Director1958 77 Sunset Strip
Directing/Director1958 Bronco
Directing/Director1957 Maverick
Directing/Director1955 Cheyenne

Full Name: Arthur Lubin
Born: Monday, 07/25 1898 (July) in Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 05/12 1995 (May) in Glendale (aged: 96)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts
Arthur Lubin frequently works together with these people:
Harry Harvey (20x, Actor)
Russell A. Gausman (16x, Crew)
Vera West (14x, Crew)
Jack Otterson (13x, Crew)
Frank Skinner (11x, Crew)
Herbert Lytton (10x, Actor)
Robert J. Wilke (9x, Actor)
Philip Cahn (9x, Crew)
Don Barry (9x, Actor)
Barry Kelley (8x, Actor)
Claude Akins (8x, Actor)
David Stern (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:490685, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 05/23/2024