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Smedley Butler (1881–1940)

Smedley Butler was born on March 12, 1881 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA as Smedley Darlington Butler. He is known for his work on American Secrets (2016). He was married to Ethel Conway Peters. He died on June 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See full bio »

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American Secrets Archival


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 1926 Tell It to the Marines (military consultant - uncredited)
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 2016 American Secrets (Documentary) (post-production)
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 2014 JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick (Video documentary)
Himself (as Smedley Darlington Butler)
 2012 Medal of Honor: History of Heroes (TV Series)
Himself - Two Time MOH Recipient
- The U.S.M.C. (2012) ... Himself - Two Time MOH Recipient
 2007 Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (Video documentary)
Himself (as Smedley Darlington Butler)
 2003 The Corporation (Documentary)
Himself - USMC: Exposes Anti-FDR Plot (as Smedley Darlington Butler)
 1999 The Century: America's Time (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- 1929-1936: Stormy Weather (1999) ... Himself (as Smedley Darlington Butler)
 1993 The Great Depression (TV Series documentary)
Himself - General USMC Retired Leader Bonus Army
- The Road to Rock Bottom (1993) ... Himself - General USMC Retired Leader Bonus Army (as Smedley Darlington Butler)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) "War Is a Racket". 1935.

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Alternate Names:

General Smedley Butler | Smedley Darlington Butler


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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In 1934 he testified to the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had been approached by a group of wealthy industrialists the previous year who wanted him to head a movement that would overthrow the US government and install a "business-friendly" government. They were fierce opponents of newly elected US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and did not want him to take office. Their plan--... See more »


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