In 1958 he directed the pilot for a proposed Western TV series, "Belle Starr".
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David W. Butler
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[about C'mon, Let's Live a Little
(1967)] I don't even want to talk about that. I tried to do a favor for somebody, and we made it so fast that I don't know what happened . . . They ran short of money to finish the picture. I never got paid a quarter for it.
The son of a stage director, Butler was educated at Lowell High school, then attended Hitchcock Military Academy and Stanford University. He began in the film business as an actor in 1910, appearing in films by top directors like D.W. Griffith, Frank Borzage and John Ford. He helmed his first picture in 1927, and, over the next three decades, acquired a reputation as a solid, dependable studio ...