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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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 1959 Ride Lonesome
 1959 Westbound
 1957 The Tall T
 1953 Seminole
 1952 Horizons West
 1952 Bronco Buster
 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 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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5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Oscar Boetticher Jr. | Bud Boetticher | Oscar Boetticher


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.


Interviewed in "The Director's Event: Interviews with Five American Filmmakers", by Eric Sherman and Martin Rubin. See more »


Frequently depicts alliances between a "good guy" gunslinger and a more morally ambiguous one, who ultimately force the hero to kill them by the end See more »

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