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Oliver Drake

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Birthday: May 28, 1903

Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, USA

Prolific director of B westerns whose career spanned the early days of silent film through the "golden age" of TV. A former cattle rancher, Drake entered silent films as the star of numerous Westerns for Golden West Productions in San Diego, most of which he also wrote and directed. As a writer-director for Republic, Monogram, RKO, Columbia and Universal, he reworked basic sagebrush plots as vehicles for Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Sunset Carson and Jimmy Wakely. Drake moved to TV in 1951, working on the western series "The Gene Autry Show," "Annie Oakley" and "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" as well as "The Adventures of Superman" and "Lassie" before his retirement in 1967.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Ran for Their Lives Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lust to Kill Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Lust Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaw Treasure Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kid From Gower Gulch Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Harding, Counterspy Screenwriter - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battling Marshal Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawless Code Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail of the Yukon Screenwriter - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brand of Fear Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roaring Westward Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Across the Rio Grande Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Mustang Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset Carson Rides Again Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ginger Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Pecos Producer - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lonesome Trail Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trigger Trail Producer - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail of Terror Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riders of the Santa Fe Producer - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet West of Texas Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arizona Trail Producer - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shootin' Irons Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Roundup Producer - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Buckaroos Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boss of Hangtown Mesa Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silver Bullet Associate Producer - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today I Hang Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Joe, the Wrangler Producer,
Associate Producer
- 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep in the Heart of Texas Screenwriter,
Associate Producer
- 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Valley Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Missing Girls Writer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Guy Screenwriter - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painted Desert Screenwriter - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nation Aflame Screenwriter - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vanishing Riders Screenwriter - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sagebrush Troubador Screenwriter - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Tornado Screenwriter - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawless Valley Screenwriter - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet When a Man Rides Alone Screenwriter - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saddle Buster Screenwriter - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Tong Screenwriter - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desert Rider Writer - 1929

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Writer 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Champion Writer 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gene Autry Show Writer 1954 1951

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