Alexander Butler

Alexander Butler was a British film director 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).[1]

Alexander Butler
OccupationFilm director
Years active1913-1926

Selected filmography


  1. Rigby p.16


  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.
  • Nollen, Scott Allen. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema. McFarland & Co., 1996.
  • Rigby, Jonathan. English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema. Reynolds & Hearn, 2004.

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