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John K. Butler (I) (1908–1964)

One of the most prolific writers of B-pictures, California native John K. Butler also pulled double duty as a pulp fiction writer. He created one of the most memorable characters ever to grace the pages of the Depression-era nickel and dime weeklies, namely, Steven Middleton Knight (AKA Steve Midnight--- Butler's trademark cab driving hero of ... See full bio »

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 1962-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Stranger from the Sea (1963) ... (writer)
- The Catspaw Caper (1962) ... (writer)
- The Bridal Trail Caper (1962) ... (writer)
  Death Valley Days (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (written by - 1 episode, 1962)
- Stubborn Mule Hill (1963) ... (writer)
- Fort Bowie: Urgent (1962) ... (written by)
- Hangtown Fry (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Two-Sided Triangle (1962) ... (writer)
- The Fugitive (1962) ... (writer)
  The Detectives (TV Series) (1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)
- The Legend of Jim Riva (1961) ... (teleplay)
- See No Evil (1961)
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dark Return (1960) ... (written by)
  Frontier Doctor (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Man to Man (1959) ... (written by)
- Superstition Mountain (1959) ... (writer)
 1957-1958 Casey Jones (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Silk Train (1958) ... (writer)
- Treasure of Sam Bass (1958) ... (writer)
- Storm Warning (1957) ... (writer)
- Star Witness (1957) ... (writer)
- Run to Deadwood (1957) ... (writer)
 1958 Ambush at Cimarron Pass (screenplay)
 1957-1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Noble Art of Murder (1958) ... (writer)
- A Hamlet in Flames (1957) ... (writer)
- The Rajput Ruby (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 26 Men (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Big Rope (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Son of Cochise (1957) ... (teleplay)
  Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1957) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- Rio Grande (1957) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1957 Hell's Crossroads (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 Affair in Reno (screenplay)
  Annie Oakley (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1956) (writer - 2 episodes, 1954)
- Santa Claus Wears a Gun (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Annie Rings the Bell (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Annie Rides the Navajo Trail (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Tagg Oakley, Sheriff (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Iron Smoke-Wagon (1954) ... (writer)
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Slave of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) ... (written by)
 1956 Terror at Midnight (screenplay) / (story)
  The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1955) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- The Rangerette (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Ride Ranchero (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Saddle Up (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Go West, Young Lady (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Guns Below the Border (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1955 No Man's Woman (screenplay)
 1955 Headline Hunters (original screenplay)
 1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Fight for Texas (1955) ... (writer)
- Fight for Geronimo (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 The Outcast (screenplay)
 1954 Drums Across the River (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 The Range Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Indian War Party (1953) ... (writer)
 1951 Utah Wagon Train (written by)
 1951 Secrets of Monte Carlo (original screenplay)
 1951 Missing Women (written by)
 1950 Harbor of Missing Men (original screenplay)
 1950 Tarnished
 1949 Down Dakota Way (screenplay)
 1949 Post Office Investigator (writer)
 1949 Flaming Fury (writer)
 1949 Rim of the Canyon (screenplay)
 1949 Susanna Pass (written by)
 1949 Streets of San Francisco (screenplay)
 1949 Hideout (screenplay)
 1948 Out of the Storm (writer)
 1948 Secret Service Investigator (original story) / (screenplay)
 1948 The Gallant Legion (original story)
 1948 Heart of Virginia (original screenplay)
 1948 California Firebrand (screenplay)
 1948 Lightnin' in the Forest (writer)
 1948 The Main Street Kid (additional dialogue)
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas (screenplay)
 1946 My Pal Trigger (screenplay)
 1946 One Exciting Week (screenplay)
 1945 Don't Fence Me In (additional dialogue)
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado (screenplay)
 1945 Tell It to a Star (screenplay)
 1945 Man from Oklahoma (original story) / (screenplay)
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost (screenplay)
 1945 The Phantom Speaks (original screenplay)
 1945 Utah (screenplay)
 1944 The Girl Who Dared (screenplay)
 1944 Hidden Valley Outlaws (original story) / (screenplay)
 1944 Pride of the Plains (screenplay)
 1943 Raiders of Sunset Pass (writer)
 1943 Beyond the Last Frontier (original screenplay)
 1943 Silver Spurs (original screenplay)
 1943 The Blocked Trail (original screenplay)

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A life-long Californian, he entered the film industry during sound transition period of the late 1920s as a script reader for Carl Laemmle's Universal Pictures. See more »

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