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Arthur Lubin

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Date of Birth:
25 July 1898Los Angeles, California, USA

Date of Death:
12 May 1995Glendale, California, USA

Birth Name:
Arthur William Lubovsky

Height:
5' 10" (1.78 m)

Short Biography:
A graduate of Carnegie Tech, Arthur Lubin entered films as an actor in the 1920s, and after appearing in many films turned to directing in 1934, mainly for Universal. His forte was light comedy, but he helmed many different types of pictures for the studio. Lubin was the director Universal entrusted with its new comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; he didn't let the studio down, and the team's films with Lubin, such as Buck Privates (1941), Hold That Ghost (1941) and Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942), rank among their best. Lubin has said that while shooting an Abbott and Costello film he would have one camera do nothing but focus on Costello, who had so much energy that he would run around the set doing wild improvisations, make up bits of business and mischievously throw actors wrong cues or not cue them at all, making it impossible to plan a shot before shooting; with one camera focused solely on Costello, whatever craziness he was engaged in could be edited in (or out; Costello was renowned for his off-color ad libs) later. Lubin's Abbott & Costello films saved Universal from bankruptcy, and as a reward he was handed the assignment of directing Universal's remake of its silent classic, Phantom of the Opera (1943). It was very successful, and remains as Lubin's highest-grossing and most critically acclaimed film. In the 1950s he was put in charge of the "Francis the Talking Mule" series, which also became successful, so much so that Lubin turned to television and developed another talking-animal series, the popular and long-running Mister Ed (1958).

The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

# 08152 IMDb

The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

TaglineGLUB! The Face That Launched A Thousand Torpedoes!

By Arthur Lubin

Animation, Comedy, Family, War, Fantasy (1h 39min)

USA USA

Rated 6.5 after 4,331 votes on 15-Dec-18.

Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and lays it on pretty thick. If Henry could have one thing it would be to become a fish. While on a visit to Coney Island, Henry falls into the water and miraculously gets his wish. Now a fish, he makes friends, (...)

Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

# 07312 IMDb

Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

TaglineCLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS...OR KILL!

By Arthur Lubin

Drama, Thriller (1h 30min)

UK UK

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 1,350 votes on 06-Oct-18.

To his Victorian London friends, Stephen Lowry is a heartbroken widower. Only his housemaid Lily knows that far from dying of gastroenteritis his wife was slowly poisoned by her husband - information she is happy to use to improve her position in the household and to make sure she stays close to Stephen. As his own prospects improve with a business partnership and a romance more of his own class, (...)

Impact (1949)

# 05285 IMDb

Impact (1949)

TaglineWanted by two women! One for Love! One for Murder!

By Arthur Lubin

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery (1h 51min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 2,379 votes on 05-Oct-18.

In San Francisco, the successful self-made businessman Walter Williams has just bought three factories in Denver with the approval of the board of directors. His beloved wife Irene tells him that she is not feeling well to travel with him, and asks Walter to give a lift to her cousin Jim Torrance. On the highway, Jim, who is actually Irene's lover, tries to kill Walter hitting his head and (...)

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

# 05219 IMDb

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

TaglineWild nights of sheer delights! Burning days of bold adventure!

By Arthur Lubin

Adventure, Fantasy, Romance (1h 27min)

USA USA

Rated 6.4 after 928 votes on 21-Oct-18.

After the conquest of the Arab caliphate of Bagdad by the unstoppable conqueror Hugalu Khan's devastating Mongol hordes, caliph Hassan is killed when Prince Cassim betrays him, hoping in vain to prevent a bloody revolt, but the legal heir Ali, a minor, escapes and finds the secret of Sesame, the magical desert cave of the forty robbers. When the band finds Ali and sees he has the imperial seal, (...)

Phantom of the Opera (1943)

# 14953 IMDb Approved | TV-PG 

Phantom of the Opera (1943)

TaglineIn flaming Technicolor!

By Arthur Lubin

Drama, Horror, Music, Romance, Thriller (1h 32min)

USA USA

Rated 6.5 after 5,420 votes on 01-Nov-18.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can (...)

Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

# 06749 IMDb

Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

TaglineGAGS! NAGS! SWEETIES AND SWING!

By Arthur Lubin

Comedy, Western, Musical (1h 22min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 1,249 votes on 05-Oct-18.

Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of them knows anything about cowboys, horses, or anything else.

In the Navy (1941)

# 04317 IMDb

In the Navy (1941)

TaglineYou'll Boogie-Woogie to: "We're In The Navy" - "Hula-Ba-Luau" - "Gimme Some Skin"...and sing and sway to other songsations!

By Arthur Lubin

Comedy, Musical (1h 26min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 2,620 votes on 01-Aug-18.

Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to Russ and she tries everything she can to get a picture of him to prove he's Russ Raymond. Tommy's friends, Pomeroy Watson and Smokey Adams,help him while Pomeroy writes love letters to Patty Andrews. But because (...)

Black Friday (1940)

# 06647 IMDb

Black Friday (1940)

TaglineA Reign Of HORROR... a man-made monster on the loose!

By Arthur Lubin

Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Crime (1h 10min)

USA USA

Rated 6.4 after 1,614 votes on 11-Oct-18.

When his friend Professor Kingsely is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the (...)

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