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Also Known As: Died: November 29, 2001
Born: July 29, 1916 Cause of Death: multiple organ failure
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois Profession: Director ...
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Raised in Evansville, Indiana
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In the mid-1930s, suffered a football injury; traveled to Mexico to recuperate; studied and became a professional matador
1941:
Hired as technical advisor for "Blood and Sand"
1941:
Worked as a messenger at Hal Roach studios
1943:
First association with actor Randolph Scott, as assistant director on Charles Vidor's "The Desperadoes"
1944:
Film directing debut, credited as Oscar Boetticher, "One Mysterious Night"
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Served in the US Marines; made propaganda films including 1946's "The Fleet That Came to Stay"
1948:
First post-war films, "Assigned to Danger" and "Behind Locked Doors"
1951:
Changed billing to Budd Boetticher
1951:
First screenplay credit, "The Bullfighter and the Lady"; shared Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture Story with with Ray Nazarro; also directed; film produced by John Wayne
1951:
Helmed "The Cimarron Kid", starring Audie Murphy
1953:
Directed Anthony Quinn (whom he met during "Blood and Sand") in "City Beneath the Sea"; Quinn would later act in three other Boetticher films and provide the narration for "Arruza"
1955:
First of six collaborations with Lucien Ballard as director of photography, "The Magnificent Matador", starring Quinn
1956:
Reunited with Randolph Scott, for the first in a series of Westerns, "Seven Men From Now"; produced by John Wayne's brother Robert E Morrison; also first of four collaborations with screenwriter Burt Kennedy
1957:
Hired Charles 'Buddy' Lawton Jr as director of photography for "The Tall T", the first of three collaborations (all for which Kennedy provided screenplays); also first of six films produced by Harry Joe Brown
1958:
Employed Ballard as director of photography for "Buchanan Rides Alone", the only Boetticher-Scott Western for which he was head cameraman
1959:
First credit as producer, "Ride Lonesome", starring Scott (who was executive producer); Lawton was director of photography
1960:
Seventh and last film directing Scott, "Commanche Station"; also produced; final film with Lawton
1960:
With "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond", added a fine gangster film to his oeuvre; Ballard was director of photography
1969:
First showing of "Arruza", his documentary about his friend Carlos Arruza, the Mexican bullfighter; also produced and wrote screenplay; released in USA in 1971 with new narration (Quinn replacing Jason Robards Jr); Lucien Ballard was director of photography
1970:
Wrote story for Don Siegel's "Two Mules for Sister Sara"
1971:
First feature as director in more than a decade, the Audie Murphy-produced "A Time for Dying", released shortly after Murphy's death; wrote screenplay; Murphy contributd cameo as Jesse James; lensing completed in 1964; Ballard was cinematographer
1985:
Last directorial assignment to date, the documentary "My Kingdom For . . ."; also wrote screenplay
1988:
Acted in Robert Towne's "Tequila Sunrise"

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