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Budd Boetticher

Lowest Rated:   40% Tequila Sunrise (1988)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
A college athlete, Oscar Boetticher Jr. became a matador in Mexico in the mid 1930s. He entered the Hollywood film industry as a technical advisor on the 1941 version of Blood and Sand and then became an assistant director. Boetticher made his directing debut in 1944, and after helming a series of low-budget films, made the semi-autobiographical The Bullfighter and the Lady in 1951. He signed the film as Budd Boetticher, the name he would work under for the rest of his career. Boetticher showed real ability directing actioners and crime films, but his greatest impact was with a series of westerns starring Randolph Scott, most of which were produced by Harry Joe Brown and scripted by future director Burt Kennedy. These films, such as The Tall T and Ride Lonesome, are distinguished by their tight pacing, strong casts, and sly strains of humor. Boetticher spent most of the 1960s trying to raise money for a documentary of Mexican bullfighter Carlos Arruza. Before the shooting was completed, Arruza and most of Boetticher's crew were killed in an automobile accident. His film Arruza was completed in 1968 but not released until 1971, the same year as Boetticher's last western, A Time for Dying.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet City Beneath The Sea
  • Director
2011
100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Combat Camera: The Pacific
  • Director
2001
40% Tequila Sunrise
  • Judge Nizetitch
1988
No Score Yet Arruza
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1972
78% Two Mules for Sister Sara
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet Arruza
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1962
100% Comanche Station
  • Director
  • Producer
1960
71% The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Westbound
  • Director
1959
83% Ride Lonesome
  • Director
  • Producer
1959
No Score Yet Buchanan Rides Alone
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Decision at Sundown
  • Director
1957
100% The Tall T
  • Director
1957
60% The Killer Is Loose
  • Director
1956
100% Seven Men From Now
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet Magnificent Matador
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Seminole
  • Director
1953
100% Man from the Alamo
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Horizons West
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Red Ball Express
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet The Cimarron Kid
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet The Bullfighter and the Lady
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Behind Locked Doors
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Escape In The Fog
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet One Mysterious Night
  • Director
1944

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Director
  • 1961
  • 1960

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