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Hugo Butler (1914–1968)

Hugo Butler, the screenwriter, was born on May 4, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta, the son of a silent movie actor and screenwriter. Butler worked as a journalist and playwright before moving to Hollywood in 1937, where he established himself as a screenwriter. In 1940, he married actress and screenwriter Jean Rouverol. The next year, he was nominated ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

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 1972 Running Scared (adaptation)
 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare (screenplay)
 1963 Face in the Rain (writer)
 1962 Sodom and Gomorrah (original screenplay)
 1962 Eva (adaptation - dialogue)
 1960 Los pequeños gigantes (Documentary) (written by - originally as Hugo Mozo)
 1960 The Young One (screenplay - originally as H.B. Addis)
 1956 Torero (Documentary) (adaptation - originally as Hugo Mozo)
 1956 Autumn Leaves (written by - front Jack Jevne)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Miss Susie Slagle's (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1955 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Amor à Terra (1955)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- Edison the Man (1954) ... (previous screenplay)
 1954 Robinson Crusoe (screenplay - originally as Philip Ansell Roll)
 1954 World for Ransom (uncredited)
 1952 The First Time (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 The Big Night (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1951 He Ran All the Way (screenplay - front Guy Endore)
 1951 The Prowler (screenplay)
 1950 A Woman of Distinction (story)
 1950 Eye Witness (screenplay)
 1949 Roughshod (screenplay)
 1946 From This Day Forward (screenplay)
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's (screenplay)
 1945 The Southerner (adaptation)
 1943 Lassie Come Home (screenplay)
 1942 The Omaha Trail (screenplay)
 1942 A Yank on the Burma Road (original screenplay)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 Barnacle Bill
 1940 Wyoming (screen play)
 1940 Edison, the Man (original story)
 1940 Young Tom Edison (original screenplay)
 1939 Society Lawyer (screen play)
 1938 A Christmas Carol (screen play)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1937 Big City (screen play)
 1937 A Family Affair (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

H.B. Addis | Hugo Mozo | Philip Ansell Roll | Philip Ansel Roll

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He and wife Jean Rouverol were blacklisted in the 1950s and went to live in Mexico. They were accompanied to Mexico by Hollywood 10 member Dalton Trumbo, who was also blacklisted, and his family. Butler and his wife did not return to the United States on a permanent basis for thirteen years. See more »

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