Jacob Walter Ruben (14 August 1899 – 4 September 1942) was an American screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote for 35 films between 1926 and 1942. He also directed 19 films between 1931 and 1940.
Death 4 Sep 1942
Gold Rush Maisie is a 1940 drama film starring Ann Sothern as a woman who travels to a ghost town to look for gold. The film was directed by Edwin L. Marin.
Released 26 Jul 1940
The Good Old Soak is a 1937 drama film directed by J. Walter Ruben, with a screenplay by A. E. Thomas based upon the stage play of the same name by Don Marquis. The film stars Wallace Beery with a supporting cast of Una Merkel, Eric Linden, Betty Furness, and Ted Healy.
Released 23 Apr 1937
The Bad Man of Brimstone is a 1937 Western film starring Wallace Beery and Virginia Bruce, and directed by J. Walter Ruben. Beery's brother Noah Beery, Sr. appears in a supporting role as a bartender.
Trouble for Two is a 1936 film starring Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell. It is based on The Suicide Club, a short story collection by Robert Louis Stevenson. A European prince, unhappy over an impending arranged marriage, finds intrigue at an unusual London club.
Released 29 May 1936
Riffraff is a 1936 film starring Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy. The movie was written by Frances Marion, Anita Loos, and H. W. Hannaford, and directed by J. Walter Ruben.
Released 3 Jan 1936
Old Hutch is a 1936 American romantic comedy film directed by J. Walter Ruben and starring Wallace Beery as a man who finds $100,000 in the depths of the Depression.
Released 25 Sep 1936