WorldCat Identities

Oates, Warren 1928-1982

Works: 248 works in 888 publications in 7 languages and 20,193 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Detective and mystery films  History  Historical films  Comedy films  Crime films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Warren Oates
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

66 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brutal story of violent men who lived during the Mexican revolution in the year 1913. It portrays a band of magnificent losers in a dying lawless West
Badlands by Terrence Malick( Visual )

52 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Dakota in 1959, this is the story of Kit and his girlfriend Holly, two people alienated from everyday life, who go on a killing spree
Stripes by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Winger loses his apartment, girlfriend and job all in one day, he does what any red-blooded American would do: he joins the army and nearly starts WWIII
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fear of Japanese invasion in 1941 sends Los Angeles into a panic. Comedy
The blue & the gray( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful epic reconstructs America's most tragic era, when families and nation were divided between the North and the South during the Civil War
Two-lane blacktop by Monte Hellman( Visual )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A car-obsessed Driver and Mechanic aimlessly head East from L.A. in a souped-up 1955 Chevy, drag racing for money and thrills. Drifting across the Southwest, they keep being buzzed by a Pontiac GTO. They are joined by The Girl after she climbs into their car while the two are eating in a diner. Later at a gas station, the three meet "GTO" and challenge him to a cross-country race to Washington, D.C. for "pink slips," where the winner will get the loser's car. Along the way, however, they keep stopping to help each other, and winning seems far from their thoughts. The road is itself a place to live, is home, not just a way to move
Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Sawyer enters a cave with Huck and Becky to save Muff Potter, witness to murder
Major Dundee by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because of a strategic error he made at the battle of Gettysburg, Major Amos Dundee is punished by being sent to command a Texas prison camp. When Apache massacre a U.S. cavalry troop in New Mexico, Major Dundee assembles an army of cutthroats, renegades and Confederate prisoners (led by his hated counterpart, Capt. Tyreen). Dundee and his rebel band pursue the Indians into Mexico, where they battle the French army as well as murderous Apaches. The film was cut by almost 12 minutes by the studio prior to its original release
John Steinbeck's East of Eden by Elia Kazan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam and Charles Trask grow up in the shadow of their father, Cyrus. Cyrus prefers Adam, inciting jealousy in his younger son. Adam is signed up for the cavalry, while Charles works on the family farm. Reuniting years later, the brothers live in peace until a beautiful woman nearly beaten to death arrives on their front porch. Adam nurses her back to health and falls blindly in love. But Cathy hides a cruel past. Adam and Cathy marry and have twin boys. Cathy soon deserts the family, showing up later as "Kate," the madam of an upscale brothel. Adam's sons have a relationship that mirrors his own. Adam's business venture fails and depletes the family fortune. One son seeks out his mother, who has been long assumed dead
Blue Thunder by John Badham( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy is amazed by the high-speed, high-tech chopper. It can see through walls, record a whisper or level a city block. Distrusting the military mentality behind Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner Lymangood soon discover that the remarkable craft is slated for use as the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control. Jeopardized after being discovered by sinister Colonel Cochrane, Murphy flies Blue Thunder against military aircraft in a spellbinding contest over Los Angeles."--Container
Return of the magnificent seven by Yul Brynner( Visual )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brynner leads his band of gunslingers to rescue a poor Mexican village from the vicious outlaws who have been terrorizing the inhabitants
The hired hand by Peter Fonda( Visual )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry, Arch, and Dan head into Del Norte, a small town in the middle of nowhere. Harry decides to return home after a seven-year absence, but not before Dan runs afoul of a group of unsavory characters and Harry vows vengeance for the lad's death. Harry and Arch flee from the town. Harry's wife, Hannah, is none too pleased to see her wayward husband at her doorstep. Taking his wife's anger in stride, he asks only to be allowed to work as a hired hand. Just as Hannah and Harry start to move beyond the years of anger and estrangement, disaster strikes
Dillinger by John Milius( Visual )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through all their outrageous escapades, the Dillinger gang maintained a certain mystique in the eyes of the American public. To a citizenry in the depths of the depression, the gang seemed almost like heroes, who enlived their days with fabulous feats of crime. This is a glimpse of the lives of those involved in the most interesting crime saga in American history
The twilight zone( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete fifth and final season of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," featuring all 36 episodes aired in 1963-1964
The border by Tony Richardson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A border guard faces corruption in his department when the infant of a poor Mexican girl is kidnapped
Cockfighter( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Mansfield is a loud-mouthed braggart and a game cock trainer. That is until his boasting leads to the loss of his best fowl the night before an important tournament. Now, Frank has taken a vow of silence until he wins the much coveted "Cockfighter of the Year" medal; however, he will have to lose much more than just his voice before he gets his shot at the title
Warren Oates : a wild life by Susan Compo( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he never quite reached the lead actor status he worked so relentlessly to achieve, Warren Oates (1928-1982) is known today as one of the most memorable and skilled character actors of the 1960s and 1970s. With his rugged looks and measured demeanor, Oates crafted complex characters that were at once brazen and thoughtful, wild and subdued. Warren Oates: A Wild Life is the first book-length look at the actor whom friends remember as a hard-living, hard-drinking man who was kind and caring, but also as mean as a blue-eyed devil. Born in the small town of Depoy in rural western Kentucky, Oates began his career in the late 1950s with bit parts in television westerns. During this time he met infamous director Sam Peckinpah, establishing a creative relationship and destructive friendship that would spawn some of Oates's most celebrated and unforgettable roles in films such as Ride the High Country (1962), The Wild Bunch (1969), and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). Parts in Major Dundee (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967) Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Badlands (1973), and Stripes (1981) show Oates's penchant for working with seminal filmmakers--directors as diverse and talented as Monte Hellman, Terrence Malick, Ivan Reitman, and Steven Spielberg. With remarkable range and depth he created colorful characters onscreen even as his life offscreen was full of drama, alcohol and drugs. With an engaging style and through careful research, author Susan Compo skillfully captures the nuances of Oates's life in the first biography of this beloved actor
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Oates, Warren

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