In 1958 he directed the pilot for a proposed Western TV series, "Belle Starr".
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David W. Butler
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[about C'mon, Let's Live a Little
(1967)] I don't even want to talk about that. I tried to do a favor for somebody, and we made it so fast that I don't know what happened . . . They ran short of money to finish the picture. I never got paid a quarter for it.
Butler has the distinction of having directed multiple movies starring two of the three "Biggest Box Office Blondes" of the 20th century: Shirley Temple in the 1930s and Doris Day in the 1950s. The third blonde was Betty Grable, whose popularity peaked in the 1940s, but she never worked with Butler.