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Sturges, John 1910-1992

Works: 318 works in 1,482 publications in 7 languages and 19,090 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Film remakes  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Film noir  Television adaptations 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Interviewee, Author, Restager , Performer, Film editor, fmd, Production personnel, Other, fmp
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Sturges
The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

188 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven gunmen are hired by a small village to protect them from the bandits destroying their town
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

91 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape of Allied prisoners-of-war from a maximum-security German prison camp (Stalag Luft III)
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging Cuban fisherman, alone in a small skiff, catches a magnificent marlin and must defy the sea, marauding sharks, and his own flagging strength to bring his great catch home
Bad day at Black Rock by John Sturges( Visual )

50 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary
The eagle has landed by John Sturges( Visual )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by John Sturges( Visual )

61 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyatt Earp and John "Doc" Holliday team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang
Joe Kidd by John Sturges( Visual )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Kidd, which concerns a land war in New Mexico at the turn of the century, marks Clint Eastwood at the top of his form as a western hero. Like a very classic western, it has gunfights, conflicts, and a slambang finale which has a locomotive being driven through a saloon where the bad guys are hiding
Ice Station Zebra by Lloyd Nolan( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ice Station Zebra, treacherously perched at the top of the world, silently guards a secret that will change the balance of world power forever. America's only hope rests with the speed and courage of the fighting men in the nuclear sub Tigerfish. Pray they get there before the Russians
Never so few by John Sturges( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An O.S.S. commander and his outnumbered Allied guerrilla force must overcome incredible odds as they train the Kachin natives in modern warfare. But jungle combat, particularly against a Japanese army as familiar with the terrain as the Kachin, is more grueling than they had reckoned
John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western comedy about a hard-nosed cavalryman with orders to escort a precious cargo of 40 wagonloads of whiskey bound for Denver
Last train from Gun Hill by John Sturges( Visual )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Marshal Matt Morgan vows to bring the killer of his wife to justice. However, the suspect is a cattle baron's son and Matt's longtime friend
The Spencer Tracy legacy : a tribute by Katharine Hepburn( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humphrey Bogart considered Spencer Tracy to be Hollywood's best actor. "He makes you believe he is what he is playing," Bogey once said. Katharine Hepburn, Tracy's beloved companion of 25 years, compares him to "a baked potato, It's pure. It's of the earth. And it's dependable. That was Spencer." Hepburn hosts this salute featuring clips from Captains courageous, Bad day at Black Rock, Adam's rib and other Tracy hits alongside reminiscences from Frank Sinatra, Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor and more stars. This program follows Tracy's stellar career from brash young man blazing with talent to old lion showing new stars how it's done
McQ by John Sturges( Visual )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police lieutenant resigns from the force to track down some big dope dealers involved in killing a couple of police officers
Act of violence ; Mystery street by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act of violence (1948): Ex-World War II pilot Frank Enley is a respected contractor and family man. Then his troubled, gimp-legged bombardier shows up with a gun and a score to settle. Perhaps neither man is what he seems to be
Clint Eastwood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High plains drifter: When "The Stranger" rides into the sin-ridden town of Lago, bullets fly as he battles three ruthless gunmen in a pulse-pounding shoot-'em-up
Escape from Fort Bravo by John Sturges( Visual )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any Johhny Reb who tries to escape the Union prison outpost at Fort Bravo faces the unforgiving Arizona Territory desert stretching out before him ... and the even more unforgiving pursuit of Bravo's resolute Captain Roper. Yet there's a common foe that may unite the Civil War rivals: the fierce Mescalero horsemen waging guerilla war against Blue and Gray alike
The law and Jake Wade( Visual )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Former Confederate soldier and highwayman-turned-marshal Jake Wade breaks his former partner, Clint Hollister, out of jail in the small western town of Morganville. The men have not seen each other for a year, since the bank robbery and murder that resulted in Jake's arrest. At that time, Clint rescued Jake and the men separated with an agreement to reunite later. Instead, Jake buried the $20,000 from the robbery in the desert and decided to go straight. Believing that he has now repaid Clint by freeing him from jail, Jake refuses to tell Clint where the money is buried and advises him to leave the territory. Disgruntled and disturbed by what he considers Jake's betrayal, Clint vows vengeance. Carefully covering his trail, Jake returns to Cold Stream, where he serves as marshal. That evening, Jake dines at the home of his fiancée Peggy, and asks if she would consider relocating after their upcoming marriage. Startled, Peggy asks for an explanation, but when Jake hesitates, then flatly refuses to explain, Peggy angrily sends him home. Returning to his office, Jake is confronted and knocked out by a stranger, Rennie. Upon reviving, Jake discovers Clint and the rest of his old gang and army comrades, Ortero, Wexler, Burke and newcomer, the hot-headed Rennie. When Jake expresses amazement that Clint was able to track him, Clint reveals that he set loose the horse Jake had brought for him and followed it to Cold Stream. Clint then demands that Jake take him to the buried money and when he refuses, Clint has Burke and Rennie bring in Peggy, whom they have abducted. Clint then announces that to assure Jake's compliance, Peggy will accompany them to the money. The next morning, on their way into the desert, Clint forces Jake to ride with his hands tied behind him, as Clint did when he was arrested. When the men set up camp that night, Clint tells Peggy about Jake's disloyalty. In a private moment later, Jake apologizes to Peggy for causing the dilemma and warns her that they may have only one opportunity to escape. The next day, after the bound Jake falls off his horse repeatedly, the men protest and Clint reluctantly agrees to untie Jake's hands. Jake immediately snatches Wexler's pistol and grabbing Peggy, tumbles down a sand dune into a canyon with her. Although the couple take the long way out of the canyon, Clint guesses Jake's plan and recaptures them. That night, Clint goads Jake into telling Peggy about their past. Jake explains that they were part of a Southern guerrilla outfit during the war, conducting looting raids that Clint insisted they continue after the war. Jake admits that during a bank robbery, a teenage boy was caught in the crossfire, prompting him to go straight. Clint scoffs, then demands to know when they will reach the buried money, and Jake promises they will be there the next day. The following afternoon the group meet a Cavalry patrol and the commanding officer advises them to turn back because of the danger of Comanche attacks. Using Jake's identity as a marshal, Clint invents a story for being in the area and the lieutenant reluctantly allows them to proceed. The men are uneasy about riding into Indian territory and when Rennie shoots at coyotes, Wexler is outraged, certain that the shots will surely attract the Comanche. The group then arrives at a ghost town, where Jake reveals he has hidden the money. Jake spots three Indian scouts and after killing one, Clint declares he must go after the others to prevent them reporting their location. The others take shelter in the deserted saloon and tie Jake to a chair. While the men take turns keeping guard, Jake pleads with Ortero to save Peggy and return her to Cold Stream. As night falls, several calls are heard outside and Jake tells the men they are surrounded by Indians who will attack soon. When the others dart outside, Ortero tells Jake that he was not responsible for the teenager's death at the bank, but Clint allowed him to believe it in hopes of binding Jake to him. As the Indian calls intensify, Rennie anxiously tells the men they should flee as it is apparent Clint has abandoned them. The men return to the saloon and are bickering about escaping, when Clint abruptly returns. As Burke hysterically announces that they must go, he is killed by an Indian lance. The building is quickly surrounded by Indians and a vicious fight breaks out. Clint runs outside to fight and soon after, Wexler and Rennie are killed by Indian arrows. When an Indian breaks in, Jake distracts him and Peggy kills him with a lance. Peggy then cuts Jake's ropes, and as Clint and Ortero fight off the last of the Indians, they attempt to escape, but are caught by Clint. After Ortero buries the others, Clint asks Jake to take him to the money, and Jake reveals it is in a saddlebag, buried three feet deep in the cemetery. Jake digs up the saddlebag, then surprises Clint by pulling out a pistol from it. Although Clint suspects the gun will not function after spending a year underground, he eventually surrenders his gun as does Ortero. Jake then asks Ortero to take Peggy away and he agrees, despite her protests. After Ortero and Peggy depart, Jake gives Clint an opportunity to settle the score by tossing his gun several yards away. Frustrated, Clint dashes for the gun, while Jake hides among the dilapidated buildings, forcing Clint to search for him. After a tense game of 'cat-and-mouse, ' Jake and Clint confront each other in the street and Jake kills Clint. Hearing the gunshots, Peggy and Ortero return for Jake"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
Marooned by Martin Caidin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After completing a daring mission in space, the three-man spaceship orbits the Earth preparing for re-entry. But a retro-rocket misfires, and the crew are marooned in space. They are trapped in a cramped metal vessel with no power-- outside there is no air and no heat
Hour of the gun by John Sturges( Visual )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Clanton gang kills Wyatt Earp's brothers, he decides to go after them and enlists the help of his friend Doc Holliday
To please a lady( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To please a lady: A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match with a beautiful independent reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death
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The Great Escape
Alternative Names
John Sturges Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Sturges amerikai rendező, producer, 1910-92

John Sturges amerykański reżyser i producent filmowy

John Sturges director de cine estadounidense

John Sturges director de cinema estadounidense

John Sturges director de cinema estatunidenc

John Sturges réalisateur américain

John Sturges regista statunitense

John Sturges regizor de film american

John Sturges US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Produzent

Sturges, Capt John.

Sturges, John Eliot 1911-1992

Sturges, John Elliott

Джон Стърджис

Стёрджес, Джон

Ջոն Սթարջես

ג'ון סטרג'ס במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

جان استرجز کارگردان آمریکایی

جون ستورجس مخرج أفلام أمريكي

스터지스, 존 1911-1992

존 스터지스


スタージェス, ジョン


Bad day at Black RockThe eagle has landedIce Station ZebraJohn Sturges' The Hallelujah TrailMcQ