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Ralph Butler

Ralph Butler



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Music (feature film)

Get Out (2017)
Calvary (2014)
Land of the Blind (2006)
A prisoner recounts his life as a soldier-turned-dissident and his role in the overthrow of his country's totalitarian government.
Killing Dad (1989)
A young man decides to murder his father who abandoned him in infancy.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Composer
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
We're Going to Be Rich (1938) as Composer
A band of settlers on the Oregon Trail is attacked by outlaws, who steal their horses. The horses are returned and the outlaws chased off by three cowboys who just happen to pass by. Years later, the three cowboys again save the settlers when they are threatened by some rebellious farmworkers.

Sound (feature film)

Summer of '42 (1971) as Boom Operator
A high school student falls in love, for the first time, with a World War II bride.
The Gun Hawk (1963) as Sound
A former gunfighter, slowly dying from an infected bullet wound, tries to expire with some shred of dignity by challenging a young gunslinger to a final showdown.
Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) as Recording Engineer
Detective employed to help smash a band of outlaws works his way into the gang and saves himself from an impossible situation by exposing the master-mind of the gang in time to save his own life.
Diary of a Madman (1963) as Sound
The body of a French magistrate is taken over by the soul of a murderer.
Convicts 4 (1962) as Sound
A convicted killer discovers a talent for art while behind bars.
King of the Roaring 20's--The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961) as Sd mix
A gangster rises to the top of the gambling racket.
Twenty Plus Two (1961) as Sound
When a Hollywood secretary is found murdered, a detective is hired to investigate the murder.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Sd mix
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
Dondi (1961) as Recording Engineer
World War II GIs adopt an Italian war orphan.
You Have To Run Fast (1961) as Sound
A doctor gets mixed up with gangsters and has to escape through the back woods.
Flight That Disappeared (1961) as Sound
Aliens kidnap three Earth scientists to convince them to oppose nuclear warfare.
Pay or Die (1960) as Sound Engineer
A policeman attempts to crack down on organized crime "protection" rackets.
The Atomic Submarine (1960) as Sound
In the far and distant future of 1968, many ships and planes are crossing the North pole to transport passengers and cargo. However lately more than eight ships and seven submarines have vanished mysteriously. The Tigershark is sent out to investigate their whereabouts and - if possible - remove the cause of their disappearance. But the life form Commander Vandover and his crew encounter may be too powerful even for their weapons of newest technology...
Raymie (1960) as Sound
Raymie (David Ladd), an eight-year-old boy and an avid fisherman, dreams of catching a legendary giant barracuda know as Old Moe. When he finally accomplishes the feat of landing Old Moe, he has a change of heart and doesn't want to see the barracuda destroyed.
The Hypnotic Eye (1960) as Recording Engineer
A city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who appear to be in a hypnotic trance.
The Plunderers (1960) as Sound
Four young cowboys, Jeb (Ray Stricklyn), Rondo (John Saxon), Mule (Roger Torrey) and Davy (Dee Pollock) ride into Trail City, Texas figuring on taking over for a while. Rancher Sam Christy (Jeff Chandler), with a paralyzed right arm refuses to get involved against them, and Kate Miller (Marsha Hunt) calls him a coward. When Jeb kills the timid Sheriff McCauley (Jay C. Flippen), Sam goes to his ranch to get his gun. The boys are waiting for him there, and Ellie Walters (Dolores Hart)goes to his ranch and finds him badly beaten up by Mule. The young Davy, shocked by the killing of the sheriff, quarrels with Jeb. He goes off alone and Sam captures him. Rondo, tries to force his attentions on Ellie, who shoots him when he draws a knife on Sam. The latter kills Mule in a knife fight, and Jeb bursts out of the saloon with two guns blazing. Sam shoots and kills him. The townsmen are for hanging Davy but Sam, realizing the young boy was the victim of a situation he didn't know how to handle---and one that the town should have never let develop---tells him to just go home. Sam and Ella watch as the boy rides slowly out of town.
Five Bold Women (1960) as Recording Supervisor
King of the Wild Stallions (1959) as Recording Engineer
A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion.
Battle Flame (1959) as Recording Engineer
The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959) as Sound
Bat Masterson fights to clean up Dodge City.
Arson for Hire (1959) as Recording
The Bat (1959) as Recording Engineer
A female mystery novelist turns detective to unmask a demented killer.
Joy Ride (1958) as Sound Mixer
Paul (Rad Fulton) and three other punks, Arnie (Nicholas King), Vince (Robert Levin) and Dirk (Jim Bridges), are admiring a parked sports car and intending to take it for a joy ride, when they are surprised by its owner, Miles (Regis Toomey) who orders them away and is met with a barrage of fifthy names. A few nights later they break into Miles' garage and he catches them and threatens to call the police. Paul tells him they want the car for a ride and they will have it sooner or later. The young hoods then launch a campaign of terror against Miles and his wife (Ann Doran). Paul realizes he has more pleasure in frightening Miles than in trying to get the car, and one day they force their way into the Miles home and brutally attack Mrs. Miles after she refuses to produce the car keys. Now thinking that Miles is in his power, Paul meets him to take delivery of the car. When Paul steps into the car, Miles pulls a gun and orders him to drive out of town at a breakneck speed. The more frightened Paul becomes, the more dangerously Miles makes him drive, until finally, in tears, Paul begs to be allowed to stop his "joy ride." Miles directs him to pull up in front of the police station and Paul's arrest is followed by that of the other three boys.
Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Recording Engineer
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
Johnny Rocco (1958) as Recording Engineer
House on Haunted Hill (1958) as Recording Engineer
A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house.
Legion of the Doomed (1958) as Recording
Dino (1957) as Recording Engineer
Looking for Danger (1957) as Recording Engineer
The Bowery Boys'' leader recalls his days as a World War II spy in Arabia.
Hold That Hypnotist (1957) as Recording
Hypnotism sends the Bowery Boys to battle pirates in the 17th century.
The Storm Rider (1957) as Sound
Badlands of Montana (1957) as Sound
My Gun Is Quick (1957) as Sound
Detective Mike Hammer''''s investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.
Last of the Bad Men (1957) as Recording Engineer
The Disembodied (1957) as Recording
African explorers discover a voodoo cult in the heart of the jungle.
Death in Small Doses (1957) as Recording Engineer
A government agent tries to stop the illegal use of amphetamines by truck drivers.
The Tall Stranger (1957) as Recording Engineer
When rustlers leave him for dead, a Westerner throws in his lot with the wagon train whose inhabitants have rescued him.
Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957) as Recording Engineer
Designed to capitalize on Sabu''s earlier success in THE JUNGLE BOOK, this re-edited, unsold television pilot by the director of THE HYPNOTIC EYE (George Blair) finds the thirty three year old elephant boy in league with a powerful genie (William Marshall of BLACULA).
Chain of Evidence (1957) as Recording
Footsteps in the Night (1957) as Recording
The fifth and last of the Ben Schwab productions starring Bill Elliott as a L.A. sheriff's department detective begins with Henry Johnson (Douglas Dick) being sought by the sheriff's office for the murder of his neighbor and friend,Fred Horner (Robert Shayne), whose strangled body was found in Johnson's motel apartement. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles sheriff's department learns that Johnson had been an avid card-playing gambler, and had frequently argued violently with the deceased. Trailing Johnson's fiancee, Mary Raikin (Eleanore Tanin), the police capture Johnson, who insists he did not kill Horner, but fled in panic when he discovered Johnson's body in his room after an absence of only a few minutes. It is discovered that a wealthy tenant of an adjacent motel, Bradbury (James Flavin), bears a resemblence to the murdered man, and in order to set him up as a decoy, Doyle suggests the Bradbury spread the word he is leaving for his home the next day. That night, the real killer,Pat Orvello (Gregg Palmer), sneaks into Bradbury's room to rob him, but is shot and captured by Doyle and his men. Earlier, the robber/killer had mistaken the neighboring motels, killed the wrong man in his robbery attempt, and had left the body in Johnson's room.
The Oklahoman (1957) as Recording Engineer
A Western doctor stands between Natives and a ruthless oil baron.
Spook Chasers (1957) as Recording Engineer
The Bowery Boys go after crooks hiding in a haunted house.
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957) as Recording
An outlaw saved by a Mexican girl hunts the holdup partner who shot him in the back.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) as Sound
Soulless pods take over the inhabitants of a small California town.
World Without End (1956) as Recording
Astronauts returning from a voyage are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.
The Young Guns (1956) as Sound Recording
A disaffected youth falls in with the wrong crowd back in 1897.
Friendly Persuasion (1956) as Recording Engineer
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
Fighting Trouble (1956) as Recording
The Bowery Boys try to make their name as crime photographers.
Hot Shots (1956) as Recording
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
Hold Back the Night (1956) as Recording
Dig That Uranium (1956) as Recording
The Bowery Boys battle crooks for control of a uranium mind out West.
Canyon River (1956) as Sound Recording
A Wyoming rancher and his foreman┬┐s cattle drive journey to Oregon.
Calling Homicide (1956) as Recording
The third of five films (Dial Red-O, Sudden Danger, Calling Homicide, Footsteps in the Night and Chain of Evidence in release order and released across a full period of two years) in which Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant (Andy Flynn in the first one, Doyle in the others) in the Los Angeles homicide department) with all five produced by Ben Schwab but a different director on each one. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles Sheriff;s homicide department, while investigation the mysterious dynamiting death of a young policeman, discovers that the strangling-murder of Francine Norman, owner of a modeling school, is linked with the firsy killing. While questioning those connected with the school, manager Darlene Adams (Jeanne Cooper), and executives Allen Gilmore (Thomas B. Henry) and Tony Fuller (Lyle Talbot), Lt. Doyle and his aide, Detective Sergeant Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty), find there is a blackmailing "baby racket" being run in conjunction with the school. Suspicion points to construction company owner Jim Haddix (Myron Healey) who had been in love with Francine. All evidence of the baby extortion racket is destroyed by an explosion, and the hunt narrows down to one man, the school handyman.
Wichita (1955) as Recording
Wyatt Earp fights to straighten out a crooked cow town.
An Annapolis Story (1955) as Recording
Two brothers enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy fall in love with the same girl.
Dial Red O (1955) as Recording Engineer
The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone dial, shown in ") opens with war-torn veteran Ralph Wyatt (Keith Larsen) getting word that his wife is divorcing him, and he flees the psychiatric ward of the veteran's hospital, wanting to talk to her. His escape touches off an all-out manhunt, led by Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Bill Elliott) of the sheriff's department. Wyatt's wife, Connie (Helene Stanley) is having an affair with Norman Roper (Paul Picerni), a judo expert in Wyatt's old Marine unit. When Roper refuses to divorce his own wife (Regina Gibson) to marry Connie, they have a violent quarrel in Connie's apartment. Roper kills Connie and incriminates Wyatt, who is arrested and held on suspicion of homicide. Convinced that Roper is the real murderer, Wyatt escapes from his cell in the Hollywood Sheriff's office, and goes to Roper's home. Lt. Flynn has discovered evidence pointing to Roper as the killer, and arrives in time to prevent Wyatt from killing him. Jazzman Shorty Rogers (and his Giants) are also on hand as part of the Hollywood night life. The Elliott role name was changed to Andy Doyle for the following four films in the series, as there was a real Andy Flynn working in law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955) as Recording Engineer
Sudden Danger (1955) as Recording
Hell's Horizon (1955) as Sound
Seven Angry Men (1955) as Recording Engineer
A fanatical abolitionist leads a personal war against slave owners in Kansas.
At Gunpoint (1955) as Recording Engineer
Jail Busters (1955) as Recording
The Bowery Boys help a reporter who was beaten up during an undercover investigation at a local prison.
Spy Chasers (1955) as Recording
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with an exiled king and a murderous band of spies.
Lord of the Jungle (1955) as Recording
The jungle boy tries to stop a herd of rogue elephants.
High Society (1955) as Recording
When one of them is mistaken for a society heir, the Bowery Boys move up in the world.
Bowery to Bagdad (1955) as Recording
The Bowery Boys unleash an Arabian nightmare when they find Aladdin's magic lamp.
Killer Leopard (1954) as Recording
The jungle boy fights a rampaging cat to help a movie star find her missing husband.
Jungle Gents (1954) as Recording
The Bowery Boys go diamond hunting in Africa.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) as Recording
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba (John Derek) is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart) is trying to talk her father, the Caliph (Donald Randolph) into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din (Paul Picerni), a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior (Paul Baxley) at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga (Thomas Gomez), who invites them to stay for the dancing girls, among them, the incomparable Ayesha (Rosemarie Bowe). The pair are overtaken by the Caliph's guards sent to bring Fawzia back, but the guards are driven off by an invading army of Turcoman women, a band of fierce and beautiful women who prey on passing merchants.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Recording
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) as Recording
The Bowery Boys battle a family of mad scientists.
Return from the Sea (1954) as Recording
A sailor vows to give up his wandering ways when he falls for a waitress.
Nightmare (1942) as Boom Operator

Misc. Crew (short)

The Rap (1931)
Laurel and Hardy are sent to prison in this comedic short film.

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