Budd Boetticher

Budd Boetticher

Highest Rated: 100% Comanche Station (1960)

Lowest Rated: 40% A Time for Dying (1969)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1916

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

The career of Budd Boetticher is one of the most interesting ever confined to B pictures. A collegiate athlete at Ohio State University, he traveled to Mexico in the mid-1930s, becoming so enamored with bullfighting that he eventually wielded the cape as a professional matador. Boetticher's experience in the bull ring led to his entrance in the film industry as a technical advisor on Rouben Mamoulian's "Blood and Sand" (1941), and he spent the next couple years as an assistant director, apprenticing to the likes of Charles Vidor and George Stevens. His first directing credit (as Oscar Boetticher) came at the helm of "One Mysterious Night" (1944), and he continued with low-budget second features throughout the decade (with a brief interruption for military service). Boetticher (now taking his credit as Budd) returned to his former calling with "The Bullfighter and the Lady" (1951), co-writing the autobiographical tale of a cocky American who journeys to Mexico and decides to tackle the profession, enlisting the aid of the country's leading matador. The picture launched Robert Stack to stardom and won Boetticher an Oscar nomination for his original motion picture story, even though John Ford cut 42 minutes of footage before its release. (A version that restored 37 of those minutes is even better than the shorter print.)

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat Camera: The Pacific Director - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arruza Director - 1972
40% No Score Yet A Time for Dying Director - 1969
100% 70% Comanche Station Director,
Producer
- 1960
71% 85% The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond Director - 1960
No Score Yet 74% Westbound Director - 1959
86% 72% Ride Lonesome Director - 1959
No Score Yet 66% Buchanan Rides Alone Director - 1958
100% 84% The Tall T Director - 1957
No Score Yet 77% Decision at Sundown Director - 1957
100% 81% Seven Men From Now Director - 1956
60% 37% The Killer Is Loose Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Matador Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Beneath the Sea Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Sumatra Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings of the Hawk Director - 1953
100% 68% The Man From the Alamo Director - 1953
No Score Yet 39% Seminole Director - 1953
No Score Yet 40% Horizons West Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Buster Director - 1952
No Score Yet 50% Red Ball Express Director - 1952
60% 57% The Cimarron Kid Director - 1951
No Score Yet 64% The Bullfighter and the Lady Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Shark Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Midnight Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assigned to Danger Director - 1948
No Score Yet 41% Behind Locked Doors Director - 1948
No Score Yet 33% Escape in the Fog Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Youth on Trial Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Mysterious Night Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Missing Juror Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Appointment With Death Director - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1960-1961

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