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Arthur Lubin (1898–1995)


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

In the Navy Director
(1941)
(1943)
Black Friday Director
(1940)

Filmography

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 1978-1981 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Arthur the Kid (1981)
- Little Lulu (1978)
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1966 Hold On!
 1966 The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Old Flame (1966)
 1961-1966 Mister Ed (TV Series) (131 episodes)
- Cherokee Ed (1966)
 1965 The World of Abbott and Costello (archive footage, uncredited)
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 The Thief of Baghdad (french version)
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Feet of Clay (1960)
- San Francisco (1960)
 1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Lawman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Man on a Mountain (1960) ... (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Maverick (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Guatemala City (1960)
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959-1960 The Deputy (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Focus of Doom (1959)
- Proof of Guilt (1959)
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Clay Pigeon (1959)
- Mr. Paradise (1959)
 1959 Bronco (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Comeback (1959)
 1958 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Music Lovers (1958)
- Laurie's Career (1958)
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Star of India
 1953 Gobs in a Mess (Short)
 1951 Rhubarb
 1950 Francis
 1949 Impact
 1947 New Orleans
 1943 To the People of the United States (Documentary short)
 1943 White Savage
 1942 Keeping Fit (Short)
 1941 In the Navy
 1941 Buck Privates
 1940 Black Friday
 1939 The Big Guy
 1939 Big Town Czar
 1938 Newsboys' Home (retakes, uncredited)
 1938 Prison Break
 1936 Yellowstone
 1935 Two Sinners
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Anything Might Happen. Comedy. Written and directed by Edgar Selwyn. Comedy Theatre: 20 Feb 1923- Apr 1923 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: Estelle Winwood (as "Helen Springer "), Roland Young (as "Richard Keating"), C. Haviland Chappell (as "A Doorman/Howard Matthews"), Florence Clarke (as "Miss Craig"), Helen ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on directing Bud Abbott and Lou Costello] I found that if we rehearsed too much with them, their material got stale and they'd start adding things that didn't mean anything. All I needed a rehearsal for was to place my cameras. There was nothing I could tell them because no one could direct their routines as well as they. See more »

Trivia:

Although Lubin was a contract director at Universal, on a set weekly salary, his first film with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Buck Privates (1941), was such a huge hit ($4 million gross on a $180,000 budget) that the studio gave him a $5,000 bonus. See more »

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