WorldCat Identities

Oates, Warren 1928-1982

Works: 333 works in 1,137 publications in 8 languages and 20,851 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Comedy films  Crime films  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Warren Oates
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

55 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

54 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,131 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
Stripes by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 1,445 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
Badlands by Terrence Malick( Visual )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,324 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
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This zany comedy spectacular from Steven Spielberg is set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor when the fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of pandemonium
Two-lane blacktop( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 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
The blue & the gray( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic story covering a period in U.S. history from John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859 to the summer of 1865 following President Lincoln's death. Focuses on two related families living on either side of the Mason-Dixon line who find themselves at war with each other
Badlands( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of 1958, in which a fifteen-year-old girl and her twenty-five-year-old boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands
Major Dundee by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 530 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 John Steinbeck( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2021 in English and held by 522 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 )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy is amazed by the capabilities of 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 learn the remarkable craft is slated for use as the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control
Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

32 editions published between 1974 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A violent story of a down-and-out piano player in search of the severed head of a gigolo for which there is a million dollar bounty
Tom Sawyer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's boy hero enters a cave with Huck and Becky to save Muff Potter, witness to murder
Return of the magnificent seven by Burt Kennedy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 438 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 )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in English and German and held by 425 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
The twilight zone by Jordan Peele( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists. The pilot episode "Where Is Everybody?" has a man wandering through an empty ghost town seeking someone, anyone, to break his isolation
Dillinger by John Milius( Visual )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 399 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 enlivened their days with fabulous feats of crime. This film provides a glimpse of the lives of those involved in the most interesting crime saga in American history
The border by Tony Richardson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A border guard along the Rio Grande has to choose between loyalties to his job and country and his wife and his compassion for human suffering. Rated R
The shooting ; Ride in the whirlwind( Visual )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-sixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. As shot back-to-back for famed producer Roger Corman , they feature overlapping casts and crews. The films--The Shooting, about a motley assortment of loners following a mysterious wanted man through a desolate frontier, and Ride in the Whirlwind, about a group of cowhands pursued by vigilantes for crimes they did not commit--are rigorous, artful, and wholly unconventional journeys
The twilight zone( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often have a wicked sense of humor and are filled with unexpected twists. Includes a bonus episode of American Masters profiling Rod Serling
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StripesBlue ThunderBring me the head of Alfredo GarciaReturn of the magnificent sevenThe border
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Oates, Warren

Oats, Warren, 1928-1982

Warren Oates

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