Oliver Drake

Highest Rated: 40% The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Lowest Rated: 40% The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Birthday: May 28, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
One of the most prolific auteurs in B-Western history, Oliver Drake began his screen career directing and acting in very low-budget fare produced in San Diego. He turned to directing in the early talkie era and established himself as a producer/writer/director at Universal in the 1940s. His entire career spent in the cheapest Hollywood productions possible, Drake was there for the B-Western genre's last gasps. In 1948-1949, his Yucca Productions released a series of Sunset Carson Westerns filmed in 16-millimeter (in the immortal words of historian Don Miller: "Yucca is right!") and in 1955 he directed the last star of independent budget oaters, John Carpenter. Drake ended his long career in the medium that killed off double-bills, television. A highly readable autobiography, Written, Produced and Directed By, was published in 1990.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw Screenwriter Director 1957
No Score Yet Battling Marshal Director 1950
No Score Yet Sunset Carson Rides Again Director Producer 1948
No Score Yet Fighting Mustang Producer Director 1948
No Score Yet Thunder Town Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Renegades of the Rio Grande Producer 1945
No Score Yet Weird Woman Producer 1944
40% The Mummy's Curse Producer 1944
No Score Yet Oklahoma Raiders Producer 1944
No Score Yet Trail of Terror Director Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Arizona Trail Producer 1943
No Score Yet Raiders of San Joaquin Producer 1943
No Score Yet The Lone Star Trail Producer Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet The Old Chisholm Trail Producer 1942
No Score Yet Boss of Hangtown Mesa Producer Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Silver Bullet Producer 1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Trapped Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Today I Hang Director Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Hard Guy Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Fugitive Valley Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet City of Missing Girls Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Trailing Double Trouble Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Trouble in Sundown Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Lawless Valley Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet The Purple Vigilantes Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Boots and Saddles Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Heart of the Rockies Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Public Cowboy No. 1 Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ranch Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Hit the Saddle Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Round-Up Time in Texas Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Skull Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Oh, Susanna! Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Nation Aflame Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet The Trigger Trio Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Roarin' Lead Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Ghost Town Gold Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Undersea Kingdom Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Sagebrush Troubadour Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Cyclone Ranger Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Deadwood Pass Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet Gun Law Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet When a Man Rides Alone Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet Beyond the Rockies Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet The Saddle Buster Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Sinister Hands Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Guns for Hire Director 1932
No Score Yet The Drifter Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Law and Lawless Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Rogue of the Rio Grande Screenwriter 1930

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Screenwriter
  • 1956

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