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Sturges, John 1910-1992

Overview
Works: 298 works in 1,012 publications in 7 languages and 16,895 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Western films  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  War films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Interviewee, Production personnel, Actor, Producer, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  John Sturges Publications by John Sturges
posthumous Publications by John Sturges, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Sturges
The magnificent seven by Michał Jagiełło ( Visual )
95 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village
The great escape by Paul Brickhill ( Visual )
85 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
Bad day at Black Rock by John Sturges ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A one-armed stranger arrives in a tiny desert town, the locals possessing a dark past they want to keep secret, by any means necessary
The eagle has landed by John Sturges ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler
The old man and the sea by Jud Taylor ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old man catches a magnificent marlin and must battle the elements, the sea and sharks to get his catch home
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by John Sturges ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wyatt Earp and John "Doc" Holliday team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang
Ernest Hemingway's the old man and the sea ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 528 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
Joe Kidd by John Sturges ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 528 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 John Sturges ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 510 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
John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 377 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
Never so few by John Sturges ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 369 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
The Spencer Tracy legacy a tribute by Katharine Hepburn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 314 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
Last train from Gun Hill by John Sturges ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When U.S. Marshal Matt Morgan's wife is raped and murdered, the killers leave behind a saddle that he recognizes as the property of his friend Craig Belden. Realizing that Belden's son Rick is one of the killers, Morgan travels to the nearby town of Gun Hill to arrest him. Belden refuses to turn over his son, so not only must Morgan locate and arrest Rick, but he has to do so before the last train leaves Gun Hill at 9 p.m. Although the whole town, which is virtually owned by Belden, seems to be against him, the marshal receives some much-needed help from Linda, the sharp local madam
McQ ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and French and held by 272 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 )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystery street (1950): Vivian is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod. Once there, she strands Henry. Months later, a skeleton is found on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. McAdoo, Lt. Pete Morales must work back from bones to find the victim's identity and killer
Escape from Fort Bravo by John Sturges ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 236 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
Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two mules for Sister Sara: A hard-hitting drifter and an unusual nun set off on an action-packed adventure when they join a band of freedom fighters in their mission to capture a well-protected enemy garrison
Marooned by Martin Caidin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a problem with a retro-rocket, three astronauts become stranded in space while their ground crew frantically struggles to get them safely back to earth
The law and Jake Wade ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jake Wade is an ex-badman gone straight who repays an old debt by helping his former partner Clint break out of jail - an act of loyalty he soon regrets, as Clint has vengeance, not gratitude, on his mind
Hour of the gun by John Sturges ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 167 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
 
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Alternative Names
Sturges, Capt John.
Sturges, John Eliot, 1911-1992
Sturges, John Elliott
Languages
English (380)
Spanish (32)
French (21)
German (18)
Multiple languages (11)
Italian (5)
Japanese (3)
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