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.
Birth 14 Aug 1899
The Public Defender is a 1931 crime film directed by J. Walter Ruben, starring Richard Dix and featuring Boris Karloff. Rich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a mysterious avenger, when he learns that his lady friend Barbara Gerry's father has been framed in a bank embezzlement scandal. Using meticulous planning and split-second timing, Pike, along with his associates, the erudite 'Professor' and tough-guy scrapper 'Doc....
Released 1 Aug 1931
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) is a murder mystery film released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by J. Walter Ruben, and starring Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, Anita Louise, H. B. Warner, and Pauline Frederick. Morley plays Jenny Wren, who plans to extort money from various wealthy ex-lovers, after she lures them to an estate called Crestwood.
Released 14 Oct 1932