Benny Rubin

Benny Rubin


Birth Place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
February 02, 1899
July 15, 1986
Cause of Death
Apparent Heart Attack


Benny Rubin was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Rubin appeared in such films as "Naughty Baby" (1929), "Marianne" (1929) and "It's a Great Life" (1929). He also appeared in "Lord Byron of Broadway" (1930), the Joan Crawford musical "Montana Moon" (1930) and "They Learned About Women" (1930). He kept working in film throughout the forties ...


Benny Rubin was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Rubin appeared in such films as "Naughty Baby" (1929), "Marianne" (1929) and "It's a Great Life" (1929). He also appeared in "Lord Byron of Broadway" (1930), the Joan Crawford musical "Montana Moon" (1930) and "They Learned About Women" (1930). He kept working in film throughout the forties and the fifties, starring in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941) with Robert Montgomery, "Sunny" (1941) and the comedy "The Bashful Bachelor" (1942) with Lum and Abner. He also appeared in the Janet Leigh comedy "Just This Once" (1952). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the Doris Day comedic adaptation "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (1960), "A Pocketful of Miracles" (1961) with Glenn Ford and "The Disorderly Orderly" (1964). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "A House Is Not a Home" (1964) with Shelley Winters and the Jerry Lewis comedy "The Patsy" (1964). Rubin last acted in the drama "Coma" (1978) with Genevieve Bujold. Rubin passed away in July 1986 at the age of 87.



Director (Feature Film)

The Red Stallion (1947)
Dialogue Director
Heartaches (1947)
Dialogue Director
It's a Joke, Son! (1947)
Dialogue Director
The Devil on Wheels (1947)
Dialogue Director
Gas House Kids Go West (1947)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Coma (1978)
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976)
Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
Man talking about four holes-in-one
How to Frame a Figg (1971)
Which Way to the Front? (1970)
Angel in My Pocket (1969)
Dad Shrader
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Chicken Feather
That Funny Feeling (1965)
Taxi driver
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
The Patsy (1964)
A House Is Not a Home (1964)
Happy Charlie
The Errand Boy (1961)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
A Hole in the Head (1959)
Abe Diamond
Party Girl (1958)
Mr. Field
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Theater manager
The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
Eighteen and Anxious (1957)
Designing Woman (1957)
Chris Matthews
Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
Up In Smoke (1957)
The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
Mr. Strauss
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)
Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)
Company director
Masterson of Kansas (1955)
The Tender Trap (1955)
Mr. Wilson
Susan Slept Here (1954)
Sylvester, janitor
The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954)
Arnold Dodge
Yankee Pasha (1954)
El Alamein (1954)
Egyptian driver
About Mrs. Leslie (1954)
TV director
The Glass Web (1953)
Tramp comic
Torch Song (1953)
Charlie Maylor
Easy to Love (1953)
Oscar Levenson
Tangier Incident (1953)
The Sellout (1952)
Smoke shop proprietor
Tropical Heat Wave (1952)
The Belle of New York (1952)
Just This Once (1952)
Herbert Engel
The Noose Hangs High (1948)
Hollow Triumph (1948)
Obliging Young Lady (1942)
Bird lover
The Bashful Bachelor (1942)
Pitch man
Mr. Wise Guy (1942)
Broadway (1942)
Let's Make Music (1941)
Music publisher
Sunny (1941)
Major Montgomery Sloan
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Double Trouble (1941)
Zis Boom Bah (1941)
Lucky Partners (1940)
Spieler, No. 1
Fighting Mad (1939)
The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)
Marvin Piermont
The Headleys at Home (1938)
Dr. McLevy
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
Louie Pincus
Go into Your Dance (1935)
Children of Pleasure (1930)
Andy Little
Leathernecking (1930)
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)
They Learned About Women (1930)
Montana Moon (1930)
"The Doctor"
Sunny Skies (1930)
Benny Krantz
Hot Curves (1930)
Benny Goldberg
Love in the Rough (1930)
It's a Great Life (1929)
Benny Friedman
Marianne (1929)
Naughty Baby (1929)
Benny Cohen

Writer (Feature Film)

Night Spot (1938)
Contr to dial
High Flyers (1937)
On Again--Off Again (1937)
The Girl Friend (1935)
Bright Lights (1935)
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
Hot Curves (1930)

Cast (Short)

Somewhat Secret (1939)
Happily Buried (1939)
Fisticuffs (1938)
Guest Star
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
Gems of M-G-M (1931)
Crazy House (1930)

Writer (Short)

Fisticuffs (1938)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Easy To Love (1953) -- (Movie Clip) -- You Said She Swims And Types New York night club attraction Barry (Tony Martin) has gotten an audition for visiting underpaid-overworked Florida aquatic star Julie (Esther Williams) with producer Levenson (Benny Rubin), with a small scale Busby Berkeley swimming bit, in MGM’s Easy To Love, 1953.
High Flyers (1937) -- (Movie Clip) She Is So Stout... The stars are introduced as carnival aviators, Robert Woolsey as bespectacled Pierre, Bert Wheeler as Jerry, dealing with rotund Otto Fries, cop George Irving, then Jack Carson as reporter Dave, whom we discover is tricking them into a jewel heist, in High Flyers, 1937.
High Flyers (1937) -- (Movie Clip) You Need A Hobby Horace Opening with and RKO budget and aesthetic probably not suitable for MGM, a song by Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby (the credited choreographer is Eduardo Cansino, Rita Hayworth's dad), introducing Jack Carson and Marjorie Lord, then Margaret Dumont and Paul Harvey, then third-billed Lupe Velez, in the Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle High Flyers, 1937.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Try Suspenders Or Shoelaces Now working for the rival toothpaste manufacturer “Schmidt’s” because her father won’t hire her, Joan Blondell as Angela Twitchell discovers that the boss for the retailer Ruggles is her frequent Warner Bros.’ co-star Glenda Farrell, and her dad’s top salesman Pat (William Gargan), whom she hasn’t met, has her business, in Traveling Saleslady, 1935.
Marianne (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Hinky Dinky Parlez Vous After a montage indicating many years of war, Marion Davies (title character) in her French country village is more interested in her pig than in the bunch of American doughboys arriving, Cliff Edwards as Soapy, Benny Rubin as Sam, and Lawrence Gray as soon-smitten Stagg, in Marianne, 1929.
Marianne (1929) -- (Movie Clip) I'm A War Orphan Too! The American soldiers (Cliff Edwards, Benny Rubin, and Lawrence Gray as the more ambitious Stagg) have finagled some food from French single-gal innkeeper Marion Davies (title character), whose fiancè hasn’t been heard from in years, and who begins to thaw a little, in Marianne, 1929.
Torch Song (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Smile, Or We'll Get Another Boy Not-quite-correctly billed as the first-ever shot of Joan Crawford in Technicolor, the opening from director Chuck Walters, who plays dance partner to her Broadway star, the real Gene Loring as the dance director, Harry Morgan playing director, Benny Rubin the pianist, from MGM’s Torch Song, 1953.