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Oliver Drake



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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 Trail of Terror
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet The Lone Star Trail
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet Boss of Hangtown Mesa
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1942
No Score Yet Silver Bullet
  • Producer
1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Trapped
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Today I Hang
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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 Nation Aflame
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet The Trigger Trio
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Oh, Susanna!
  • 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 Cyclone Ranger
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet Sagebrush Troubadour
  • 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 Law and Lawless
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet The Drifter
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Rogue of the Rio Grande
  • Screenwriter
1930

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