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Jess Robbins (1886–1973)

Jess Robbins was born on April 30, 1886 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Jesse Jerome Robbins. He was a director and writer, known for Skirts (1928), The Law Forbids (1924) and Charlie Gets a Job (1919). He died on March 11, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Skirts Director
The Law Forbids
The Law Forbids Director
Charlie Gets a Job
Roaring Love Affair


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 1929 Taking the Count (Short)
 1928 Skirts
 1927 Her Silent Wow (Short)
 1927 A Hot Potato (Short)
 1927 Jane Missed Out (Short)
 1927 Not the Type (Short)
 1927 Roses and Romance (Short)
 1927 The Motor Boat Demon (Short)
 1926 Babes in the Jungle (Short)
 1926 Jane's Troubles (Short)
 1926 The Non-Stop Bride (Short)
 1926 Mixed Brides (Short)
 1926 A Thrilling Romance (Short)
 1926 There She Goes (Short)
 1926 Twin Sisters (Short)
 1926 Crowning the Count (Short)
 1926 Time Flies (Short)
 1926 Brotherly Love (Short)
 1926 Sky Hooks (Short)
 1925 Tol'able Romeo (Short)
 1925 What's Up? (Short)
 1925 Slow Down (Short)
 1925 Scandal Hunters (Short)
 1925 Sweet and Pretty (Short)
 1925 Scrambled Eggs (Short) (as Jesse Robbins)
 1925 The Polo Kid (Short)
 1925 Cagey Love (Short)
 1925 A Dangerous Peach (Short)
 1925 Looking Down (Short)
 1924 Meet Father (Short)
 1924 All's Swell on the Ocean (Short)
 1924 A Society Knockout (Short)
 1922 A Front Page Story (as Jesse Robbins)
 1922 A Dark Horse (Short)
 1921 The Lucky Dog (Short)
 1921 The Tourist (Short)
 1921 The Blizzard (Short)
 1921 The Nuisance (Short)
 1920 The Mysterious Stranger (Short)
 1920 His Jonah Day (Short)
 1920 The Backyard (Short)
 1920 The Trouble Hunter (Short)
 1920 The Decorator (Short)
 1920 Springtime (Short)
 1920 He Laughs Last (Short)
 1920 Pals and Pugs (Short)
 1920 Fists and Fodder (Short)
 1920 Roaring Love Affair (Short)
 1920 Adam and Eve a la Mode (Short)
 1920 The Nutcrackers (Short) (as Jesse Robbins)
 1919 Charlie Gets a Job (Short)
 1919 A Barnyard Romance (Short)
 1919 An Oriental Romeo (Short)
 1919 Red Blood and Yellow (Short)
 1914 A Snakeville Romance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Sophie Picks a Dead One (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Cast of the Die (Short)
 1913 Sophie's Hero (Short)
 1913 The End of the Circle (Short)
 1913 The Last Laugh (Short)
 1913 Alkali Ike's Gal (Short)
 1913 Their Promise (Short)
 1913 The Heart of a Gambler (Short)
 1913 At the Lariat's End (Short)
 1913 Across the Rio Grande (Short)
 1913 The Rustler's Spur (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Shadowgraph Message (Short)
 1913 The Last Shot (Short) (unconfirmed)
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Jesse J. Robbins | Jesse Robbins | Jessie T. Robbins

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Started as a cameraman with Essanay in 1908, eventually becoming general manager. After leaving the company he worked for a while as stage manager for the Longacre Theatre in New York, before returning to films as writer-director for L-KO, Fox and Vitagraph. During the 1920s he was scenario writer for Universal and Educational and also had a brief, rather acrimonious spell with Hal Roach. In 1928... See more »

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