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Oliver Drake

Highest Rated:   40% The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Lowest Rated:   40% The Mummy's Curse (1944)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE 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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