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Oliver Drake (1903–1991)

Oliver Drake was born on May 28, 1903 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Clarence Oliver Drake. He was a writer and director, known for Hit the Saddle (1937), The Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) and Gunsmoke Ranch (1937). He was married to Liz Marshall and Maybelle Barringer. He died on August 19, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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 1974 Angelica: The Young Vixen (as Revilo Ekard)
 1968 Las Vegas Strangler (writer)
 1963 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Chico (1963) ... (written by)
 1959-1961 Lassie (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Patriot (1961) ... (writer)
- The Swallows of Los Pinos (1960) ... (writer)
- Champ (1960) ... (writer)
- Old Henry (1959) ... (writer)
 1960 Laramie (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Protectors (1960) ... (story)
 1959 Tumbleweed: Baron of Purgatory (TV Series) (1 episode)
  26 Men (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1958) (dramatization - 1 episode, 1957)
- Brief Glory (1958) ... (written by)
- The Bells of St. Thomas (1958) ... (written by)
- The Recruit (1957) ... (dramatization)
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Manbuster (1958) ... (teleplay)
  Cheyenne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- Renegades (1958) ... (writer)
- Top Hand (1957) ... (teleplay)
  Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Old Ben's Gold (1957) ... (written by)
- Treasure of Fifteen Mile Creek (1955) ... (writer)
 1957 The Parson and the Outlaw (written by)
 1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre (original story)
 1956-1957 Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Peril in Paris (1957) ... (writer)
- Blackmail (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Kansas City Lady (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Secret of the Silverado (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1955-1956 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- The Return of Red Cloud (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Deer Hunters (1955) ... (teleplay)
- King of the Rodeo (1955) ... (teleplay)
  Judge Roy Bean (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Outlaw's Son (1956) ... (writer)
- Luck O' the Irish (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Trouble in Tonopah (1954) ... (screenplay)
 1951-1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) (screenplay - 4 episodes)
- Outlaw of Blue Mesa (1954) ... (screenplay)
- Santa Fe Raiders (1954) ... (screenplay)
- Heir to the Lazy L (1951) ... (screenplay)
- Killer's Trail (1951) ... (screenplay)
  The Range Rider (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1951 - 1953) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1953) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1952)
- West of Cheyenne (1953) ... (writer)
- Outlaw Territory (1953) ... (writer)
- Cherokee Round-Up (1953) ... (screenplay)
- Trail of the Lawless (1952) ... (writer)
- Outlaw's Double (1952) ... (teleplay)
 1949 Trail of the Yukon (screenplay)
 1949 The Sky Dragon (screenplay) / (story - as Clint Johnson)
 1948 The Feathered Serpent (adaptation and screenplay) / (original story "Riders of the Whistling Skull")
 1948 Deadline (story - as C.O. Drake)
 1947 Rainbow Over the Rockies (original story)
 1946 Song of the Sierras (story)
 1946 Ginger (screenplay)
 1946 Trail to Mexico (original screenplay)
 1946 Thunder Town (original screenplay - as James Oliver)
 1946 Moon Over Montana (story)
 1945 Lonesome Trail (story)
 1945 Renegades of the Rio Grande (story - uncredited)
 1944 The Mummy's Curse (uncredited)
 1944 Pride of the Plains (original story)
 1943 Trail of Terror (original story and screenplay)
 1943 Fighting Valley (story and screenplay)
 1943 The Lone Star Trail (screenplay)
 1943 Border Buckaroos (writer)
 1943 West of Texas (original story and screenplay)
 1942 Arizona Stage Coach (story)
 1942 Boss of Hangtown Mesa (original screenplay)
 1942 Silver Bullet (original story)
 1942 Raiders of the West (original story and screenplay)
 1942 Shut My Big Mouth (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 Today I Hang (story & screenplay)
 1941 Forbidden Trails (original story - uncredited)
 1941 Gauchos of El Dorado (story - uncredited)
 1941 Hard Guy (story and screenplay)
 1941 The Lone Rider Ambushed (original screenplay)
 1941 Fugitive Valley (original story)
 1941 Arizona Bound (original story)
 1941 Riders of Death Valley (original story - uncredited)
 1941 Robbers of the Range (story)
 1941 Pals of the Pecos (original story) / (screenplay)
 1941 City of Missing Girls (original screenplay)
 1940 Trailing Double Trouble (screen adaptation)
 1940 The Tulsa Kid (original screen play)
 1940 Molly Cures a Cowboy (Short)
 1939 Death Rides the Range (story - uncredited)
 1939 Cowboys from Texas (original screenplay)
 1939 The Fighting Gringo (story and screen play)
 1939 Racketeers of the Range (screenplay)
 1939 Trouble in Sundown (screenplay)
 1939 Arizona Legion (screen play)
 1938 The Renegade Ranger (screen play by)
 1938 Painted Desert (screen play)
 1938 Border G-Man (screen play)
 1938 Gun Law (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 The Purple Vigilantes (original screenplay)
 1938 Lawless Valley (screen play)
 1937 Wild Horse Rodeo (screenplay) / (story)
 1937 The Trigger Trio (screenplay)
 1937 Nation Aflame (story & screenplay)
 1937 Boots and Saddles (screenplay)
 1937 Heart of the Rockies (screenplay)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 (screen play)
 1937 Gunsmoke Ranch (screenplay) / (story)
 1937 Hit the Saddle (screenplay) / (story)
 1937 Round-Up Time in Texas (original screen play)
 1937 The Riders of the Whistling Skull (original story) / (screenplay - as Olive Drake)
 1936 Roarin' Lead (story and screenplay)
 1936 Ghost-Town Gold (screenplay)
 1936 Oh, Susanna! (original story and screen play)
 1936 Undersea Kingdom (screenplay)
 1936 Comin' 'Round the Mountain (original story) / (screen play)
 1935 Lightning Triggers (screenplay - uncredited) / (story "Lawless Valley" - uncredited)
 1935 The Singing Vagabond (original story) / (screen play)
 1935 Sagebrush Troubadour (screen play) / (story)
 1935 The Texas Rambler (original story) / (screenplay)
 1935 Gun Smoke (screenplay - uncredited)
 1935 Born to Battle (story)
 1935 The Cyclone Ranger (story and screenplay)
 1935 The Reckless Buckaroo (story - uncredited)
 1935 Arizona Bad Man (screenplay)
 1935 Six Gun Justice (story and screenplay)
 1934 Fighting Through (story - uncredited)
 1934 Lawless Valley (story)
 1934 West of the Divide (story - uncredited)
 1934 Border Guns (story and continuity - as Ollie Milliken)
 1933 War of the Range (story and continuity)
 1933 Trouble Busters (story and continuity)
 1933 Deadwood Pass (adaptation and dialogue)
 1933 Gun Law (adaptation) / (story)
 1933 Via Pony Express (adaptation) / (story)
 1933 When a Man Rides Alone (adapted by)
 1932 The Wyoming Whirlwind (adaptation)
 1932 Law and Lawless (story and continuity)
 1932 Outlaw Justice (continuity & dialogue)
 1932 Guns for Hire (adaptation and dialogue)
 1932 Beyond the Rockies (screenplay)
 1932 The Reckless Rider (story and continuity)
 1932 The Scarlet Brand (adaptation)
 1932 Texas Tornado (story and scenario)
 1932 The Saddle Buster (screenplay)
 1932 Sinister Hands (adaptation and continuity)
 1932 Battling Buckaroo (story and continuity)
 1932 The Drifter
 1931 Law of the Tong (story and scenario)
 1931 The Cheyenne Cyclone (screenplay) / (story "Sagebrush Romeo")
 1931 Hurricane Horseman (adaptation)
 1931 West of Cheyenne (story and scenario)
 1930 Rogue of the Rio Grande (original screenplay)
 1929 Pals of the Prairie (story)
 1929 The Desert Rider (writer)
 1929 The Drifter (story)
 1929 Gun Law (original story) / (scenario)
 1928 Orphan of the Sage (story and scenario)
 1928 Tyrant of Red Gulch (continuity) / (original story)
 1928 The Pinto Kid (scenario)
 1928 Phantom of the Range (story)
 1928 Red Riders of Canada (scenario & adaptation)
 1928 Breed of the Sunsets (writer)
 1928 When the Law Rides (screenplay) / (story)
 1928 The Little Buckaroo (scenario)
 1928 Driftin' Sands (scenario)
 1927 The Boy Rider (continuity)
 1927 Cyclone of the Range (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Story: "Lawless Valley" (filmed as Lightning Triggers (1935)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

C.O. Drake | Olive Drake | William Drake | Revilo Ekard | Clint Johnson | Ollie Milliken | James Oliver

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

He had a ranch near Pearblossom, Califormia--in the Antelope Valley--that was used for location shooting, mostly for westerns, from the the late 1940s through the late 1950s. See more »

Nickname:

OD

Star Sign:

Gemini

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