you really have no idea what the frick your talking about?
What's that got to do with Smedley being a funny name?
And to the OP, the 1934 "November Plan" was dramatized in a three part episode of the 1970s detective series City Of Angels
(set in the 1930s), but with Butler removed as a character.
You can also make a case the November Plan semi-inspired Seven Days In May
, with Kirk Douglas as "Butler".