Saturday, November 18, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ André Beaulieu

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Alexander Butler was a British film director born in Ontario, Canada in 1869 who made over sixty features and short films during the 1910s and 1920s including many for G. B. Samuelson's production company. Butler directed several British films in Hollywood in 1920, where Samuelson had made an arrangement with Universal Pictures. Amongst his notable films are the Sherlock Holmes adaptation “The Valley of Fear” (1916) and the early British horror film “The Beetle” (1919). Butler died in 1959 at the age of 90.

Butler acted in 8 films sometimes using the alias André Beaulieu. The only Euro-western film which he directed and appeared in as Beaulieu was 1920’s “The Night Riders”. He appeared in the role of Julian Marbolt/Red Mask.

BEAULIEU, André (Alexander Butler) [1869, Ontario, Canada – 1959] – director, writer, film actor.

The Night Riders – 1920 (Julian Marbolt/Red Mask)

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