Oliver Drake (filmmaker)

Clarence Oliver Drake (May 28, 1903 – August 19, 1991) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor who was most active in the Western genre.[1] Though Drake began his career as an actor, he is best known as a prolific screenwriter and director of low-budget Western films (sometimes referred to as B-Westerns).[1] Drake was most active in the 1930s and 1940s, although he continued writing and directing films until 1974.

His films include Today I Hang (1942).

Selected filmography


  1. Hans J. Wollstein. "Oliver Drake: Full Biography". All Movie Guide through the New York Times website. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
  • Drake, Oliver (1990). Written, produced and directed : the autobiography of Oliver Drake : fifty years of working with Hollywood's famous film cowboys and many other stars. Outlaw Press. OCLC 27884459.
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