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Budd Boetticher (1916–2001)

Brilliant, distinguished American director, particularly of Westerns, whose simple, bleak style disguises a complex artistic temperament. The son of a wealthy hardware retailer, Boetticher attended Culver Military Academy and Ohio State University, where he excelled in football and boxing. Following his schooling, Boetticher, something of an ... See full bio »

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 1985 My Kingdom For... (Documentary)
 1972 Arruza (Documentary)
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Stopover (1961)
 1960-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Long Shadow (1961)
- Ambush (1961)
- The Last Bugle (1960)
- Ransom (1960)
- Desert Flight (1960)
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Colonel Cat (1960)
 1959 Ride Lonesome
 1959 Westbound
 1957 Maverick (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Point Blank (1957)
 1957 The Tall T
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Affair of the Three Napoleons (1956) ... (as Bud Boetticher)
 1956 Alias Mike Hercules (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1956)
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Last Appeal (1954)
- Escape (1954)
- Out of the Past (1954)
 1953 Seminole
 1952 Horizons West
 1952 Bronco Buster
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950 Killer Shark (as Oscar Boetticher)
 1949 The Wolf Hunters (as Oscar Boetticher)
 1949 Black Midnight (as Oscar Boetticher)
 1948 Behind Locked Doors (as Oscar Boetticher)
 1948 Assigned to Danger (as Oscar Boetticher)
 1945 The Fleet That Came to Stay (Documentary short) (as Oscar Boetticher)
 1945 Escape in the Fog (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)
 1945 Youth on Trial (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)
 1944 The Missing Juror (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)
 1944 One Mysterious Night (as Oscar Boetticher Jr.)
 1944 U-Boat Prisoner (uncredited)
 1942 Submarine Raider (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Oscar Boetticher Jr. | Bud Boetticher | Oscar Boetticher

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

The characters are more important to me than the ideas, because it's through the mind and the sayings and the actions of the characters that the ideas are born. I'm not concerned with what people stand for, I'm concerned with what they do about it.

Trivia:

When the Third Army under General George S. Patton got ahead of its supply lines during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower decided to send the Red Ball Express, the nickname of a transportation unit comprised of African-American troops to race ahead of the advancing American forces to catch up with and supply Patton's tank division. The unit became famous for overcoming tremendous odds, and ... See more »

Trademark:

The hero in Boetticher films usually ends up with the leading lady only after the villain has killed her previous suitor, who is invariably weak and shady See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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