WorldCat Identities

Sturges, John 1910-1992

Works: 235 works in 1,120 publications in 8 languages and 17,806 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  War films  Action and adventure films  History  Film remakes  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Interviewee, Actor, Author, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Production personnel, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Sturges
Most widely held works by John Sturges
The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

134 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,190 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 )

102 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,599 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
The old man and the sea by Aleksandr Petrov( Visual )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,552 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
Bad day at Black Rock by Fabienne d' Ortoli( Visual )

39 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town that possesses a terrible past it wants to keep secret
The eagle has landed by John Sturges( Visual )

73 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,138 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 )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 987 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 )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 548 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 )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 542 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 )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 394 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 by John Sturges( Visual )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 393 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 )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 333 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 )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 304 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
Clint Eastwood( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 287 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
Act of violence Mystery street by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 269 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 )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 260 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
Marooned by Martin Caidin( Visual )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. astronauts, on a mission to test man's endurance in outer space, are marooned in orbit around the Earth due to a malfunction on re-entry. Location scenes were filmed at Cape Kennedy and Houston
The law and Jake Wade( Visual )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 190 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 )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 187 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 by Robert Frank( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 165 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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Bad day at Black Rock
Alternative Names
John Sturges Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Sturges amerykański reżyser i producent filmowy

John Sturges réalisateur américain

John Sturges regista statunitense

John Sturges US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Produzent

Sturges, Capt John.

Sturges, John Eliot 1911-1992

Sturges, John Elliott

Джон Стърджис

Стёрджес, Джон

Ջոն Սթերջես

جان استرجز کارگردان آمریکایی

스터지스, 존 1911-1992


スタージェス, ジョン


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