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Lawrence W. Butler (1908–1988)


Before World War II, he went to England to work for Alexander Korda. See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Special effects (36 credits)
 1973 Charley Varrick (special effects rigger - uncredited)
 1965 In Harm's Way (special effects)
 1964 Robinson Crusoe on Mars (special effects)
 1962 Panic in Year Zero! (special effects - as Larry Butler)
 1961 The Devil at 4 O'Clock (special effects - uncredited)
 1958 The Lineup (special effects - uncredited)
 1957 20 Million Miles to Earth (special effects director - uncredited)
 1957 The Giant Claw (special effects: second unit - uncredited)
 1954 The Caine Mutiny (special effects)
 1949 We Were Strangers (special scenes)
 1948 To the Ends of the Earth (special effects)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (special effects - uncredited)
 1947 Prairie Raiders (special effects - uncredited)
 1946 Perilous Holiday (miniatures - as Larry Butler)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights (special effects)
 1945 Counter-Attack (special effects)
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1945 Tonight and Every Night (special effects)
 1944 Crime by Night (special effects director - as Lawrence Butler)
 1944 Janie (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain (special effects)
 1943 The Desert Song (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1943 Destination Tokyo (special effects director - as Lawrence Butler)
 1943 Edge of Darkness (special effects director - as Lawrence Butler)
 1942 Casablanca (special effects director - as Lawrence Butler)
 1942 Jungle Book (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1942 To Be or Not to Be (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1941 Lydia (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1941 That Hamilton Woman (special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad (special effects director - as Lawrence Butler)
 1938 South Riding (special effects)
 1937 Dark Journey (assistant special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
 1937 Fire Over England (special effects assistant - as Lawrence Butler)
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (special effects - uncredited)
 1936 Things to Come (assistant special effects - as Lawrence Butler)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Larry Butler | Laurence Butler | Lawrence Butler

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He became the head of special effects at Columbia after World War II. See more »

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