WorldCat Identities

Drake, Oliver

Works: 156 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 1,964 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Western films  Biographical films  Science fiction films  Film serials  Film adaptations  Singing cowboy films  Horror films  Monster films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Actor, Director, Composer, Lyricist, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oliver Drake
Stunt man : the autobiography of Yakima Canutt by Yakima Canutt( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even before "talkies" came along, Yakima Canutt was thrilling motion-picture audiences with his daring stunts in blood-and-thunder Westerns - and starring in them too. The former rodeo champion stunted in or directed the action of some of the most famous Hollywood films: Stagecoach, Gone with the Wind, Spartacus, and Ivanhoe, to name a few. In Stunt Man, Yakima (with Oliver Drake) tells how he doubled for a galaxy of Hollywood stars - among others John Wayne, Clark Gable, Kirk Douglas, and Errol Flynn - and for a nameless Indian in the famous fall beneath a wagon in Stagecoach. He describes the ingenious equipment he invented for such stunts as toppling a horse-drawn wagon over a cliff, driving it through a deep river, or blowing it up - and how he arranged the convincing "death" of Messala in the 1959 remake of the Ben Hur chariot race. His achievements and safety standards in devising stunts earned him an Academy Award in 1966 - the only stunt man ever to receive one."--BOOK JACKET. "Charlton Heston and John Wayne contributed a foreword and afterword to this book in his honor. In the introduction, John Crawford, an actor (and cousin of the author), provides a record of Yakima's achievements."--BOOK JACKET
The mummy's curse( Visual )

3 editions published between 1944 and 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mummy is transported to Cajun country for study by a group of archeologists. When the group uncovers the body of his beloved Egyptian princess he begins a reign of a terror and destruction as he renews his search for the princess' reincarnation
Gene Autry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four western films featuring Gene Autry. The man from music mountain: When Gene Autry is swindled into buying worthless plots of land he attempts to trick the land developer into buying them back; Oh, Susanna!: A western musical in which Gene Autry is robbed and thrown from a train; The old barn dance: Autry outsmarts the land connoisseur who seems to possess every major company in town; The old corral: Sheriff Autry protects a witness to a murder by the mob
Stanley and Livingstone by Henry King( Visual )

2 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1800's, Henry M. Stanley, a reporter for James Gordon Bennett, Jr., of the New York herald, emerges from the snowbound Comanche country bearing an exclusive interview with a rampaging Indian chief. Back in New York, Bennett impresses Stanley with the importance of finding long-missing British doctor David Livingstone in Africa, the biggest news story in the world. Stanley accepts the assignment and, accompanied by Indian scout Jeff Slocum, voyages to Zanzibar, where he meets Eve Kingsley. Fearful of the ravages that Africa has visited upon her late mother and enfeebled father, Eve urges him to give up the mission. Stanley ignores Eve's advice and assembles a safari. Pushing westward, the safari is beset by hostile native attacks and ravaged by fever, but just as things seem hopeless, natives bring word of Livingstone's location. With renewed hope, Stanley pushes on until he finds the doctor living in a native village, practicing medicine and preaching the gospel. To the reporter's surprise, Livingstone insists upon remaining in Africa to carry on his good works, and he gradually converts Stanley to his discipline. Believing that the curtains hiding Africa must be opened, the doctor shows Stanley maps of his previous explorations. After Livingstone is stricken with fever, Stanley returns to London, where he creates a world sensation with his stories of Livingstone's works. However, the British Geographical Society, influenced by the publisher of the London Globe, which has printed news of Livingstone's death, refuses to accept Stanley's evidence. As the society rejects Stanley's claims, word comes that Livingstone has died of fever, and as his last request he asked that Stanley carry on the work that he began. Honoring Livingstone's dying wish, Stanley gives up his job to return to Africa"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Boots and saddles( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Englishman inherits a ranch, none other than Gene Autry takes up the challenge of turning the Brit into a real westerner. He convinces the brit to use the ranch to raise horses, but things quickly grow complicated. Look for the usual cast of characters from Republic Pictures, including Smiley Burnette (as the irresistible Frog Millhouse!). Songs include 'Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle,' and 'Ridin' the Range.'
The phantom empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Autry battles the Thunder Riders, ray guns and robots of the underground city of Murania
Stunt man : the autobiography of Yakima Canutt by Yakima Canutt( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singing cowboy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gene's boss is murdered, he becomes the guardian of his little girl. She becomes seriously injured in a stable fire and needs a brain operation. Gene and his pal Smiley organzie a hillbilly orchestra in an effort to raise the money needed
Round-up time in Texas( Visual )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gene Autry receives a telegram from his brother Tex to come to South Africa to the big diamond mine, he does not know what he has facing him. When he reaches South Africa, he discovers that his brother is in jail for murder. He has been sentenced to hard labor in the mine. However, Gene knows that his brother has not committed this murder and seeks to find out who did
Oh Susanna( Visual )

8 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Autry is mistaken for a bad guy and tries to clear his name
Billy the Kid trapped( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlaw gang leader Stanton stages a jail break for Billy the kid and his sidekicks Fuzzy and Jeff. But Stanton has a hidden agenda for Billy and his partners. He and his gang plan to go on a spree of robbery and murder, laying the blame on our unsuspecting threesome
Undersea kingdom( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Undersea kingdom, Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter join Professor Norton to battle robots and warriors on the lost continent of Atlantis
Gene Autry : 5 classic westerns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public Cowboy No. 1.: As hustlers try to take over the town, retired deputy sheriff Gene Autry and his gang work together to put a stop to the havoc. Ride Ranger ride: When the Texas cowboy's peacemaking efforts with the Indians are hindered by a sidewinding white man who leads the Indians into corruption, Gene bands together the calvary and the Texas Rangers to apprehend the culprit and the raging Indians in a fierce frontier battle. Boots and saddles: An English boy inherits a ranch from his father. Gene and his friends must try to sell horses to the U.S. Calvary to save the ailing ranch from a no-good cheat who wants to buy it
Charlie Chan 3-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These three classic Charlie Chan mysteries made by famed B-movie titans Monogram pictures gives us two different Charlies in the persons of Sidney Toler (The Red Dragon) and Roland Winters (The Feathered Serpent, The Sky Dragon), but both styles of supersleuth must tackle truly draconian mysteries and murder. The Red Dragon finds Charlie (Toler) and Number Three Son Tommy (Benson Fong) cracking codes and uncovering killers down in Mexico City. The Feathered Serpent sees Charlie (Winters), Number One Son Lee (Keye Luke), and Tommy Chan (Victor Sen Yung) once again in Mexico on a deadly expedition for Aztec gold. The Sky Dragon presents Charlie and Lee with an inflight locked-cabin murder mystery high above the clouds on board a commercial airliner
Public cowboy no. 1( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Autry's tried and true crime fighting methods are put to the test when cattle rustlers employ modern technology, including refrigerated trucks, planes and two-way radios. Things get worse when the local newspaper gal's scathing editorials bash Gene's old-fashioned methods and demand the locals call in "progressive" big city detectives
The riders of the whistling skull( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our trio of heroes has set out to help a young woman find her missing archeologist father who was searching for a lost city full of hidden treasures. After facing perils along the way, the group eventually discovers the lost city and find the archeologist alive but held captive. The group must free the man and make their escape before they too are taken by the tribe guarding the treasure
Showtime USA( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kid from Gower Gulch: Color expanded version (first time in color). Spade Cooley plays a singing-western movie star who can neither sing nor ride, buta rancher believing that Spade is the real deal, bets 500 cattle that he can win a rodeo contest!-- container
Monogram cowboy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas City: gold shipments are being robbed and an insider is tipping outlaws on the time and route of the shipments. Johnny Mack Brown is called in to catch the thieves
Frontier justice : 50 movie pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the old Spanish trail: Roy Rogers, with the aid of the sheriff and Rico (a gypsy), successfully foils the efforts of a gang who plan a big payroll robbery
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Stunt man : the autobiography of Yakima Canutt
Alternative Names
Drake, C. O.

Drake, C. O. 1903-1991

Drake, C. O. (Clarence Oliver)

Drake, Clarence Oliver

Drake, Olive

Drake, Olive 1903-1991

Drake, William 1903-1991

Ekard, Revilo

Ekard, Revilo 1903-1991

Johnson, Clint 1903-1991

Milliken, Ollie

Milliken, Ollie 1903-1991

Oliver Drake acteur, réalisateur américain (1903–1991)

Oliver Drake actor estadounidense

Oliver Drake Amerikaans filmregisseur (1903-1991)

Oliver Drake amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Schauspieler

Oliver Drake regista statunitense

Oliver, James 1903-1991

Оливер Дрэйк

الیور دریک کارگردان آمریکایی

English (58)

The mummy's curse