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John Sturges

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Date of Birth:
3 January 1910Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Date of Death:
18 August 1992San Luis Obispo, California, USA  (heart attack and emphysema)

Birth Name:
John Elliott Sturges

Height:
6' 2" (1.88 m)

Short Biography:
John Sturges was born on January 3, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Elliott Sturges. He was a director and producer, known for The Great Escape (1963), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955). He was married to Katherine Helena Soules and Dorothy Lynn Brooks. He died on August 18, 1992 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

# 00767 IMDb

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

TaglineIn 1943 sixteen German paratroopers landed in England. In three days they nearly won the War.

By John Sturges

Adventure, War, Drama (2h 15min)

UK UK

Rated 6.9 after 15,332 votes on 22-Sep-17.

Following Mussolini's daring rescue by the SS, Hitler decides Churchill can be abducted and brought to Berlin and orders Wilhelm Canaris chief of Abwerh to make a feasibility study. The feasibility study conceived brilliantly by redoubtable Lt. Col. Radel becomes reality when an Abwehr agent in England reports Churchill's imminent visit to a Bomber Command Unit on the eastern coast...

McQ (1974)

# 05298 IMDb

McQ (1974)

TaglineThe cop no one can stop. Even the cops.

By John Sturges

Action, Drama, Crime (1h 51min)

USA USA

Rated 6.2 after 3,590 votes on 22-Mar-17.

In Seattle, two uniformed police officers and plainclothesman Stan Boyle are found shot, the two uniformed officers to death, early one morning. Boyle's partner, Lt. Lon McQ, is certain local hood Manuel Santiago is behind these killings, especially after a known hitman employed by Santiago tries to kill McQ. Defying the orders of his superior, Captain Ed Kosterman, McQ tails Santiago. After (...)

Valdez, il mezzosangue (1973)

# 13316 IMDb

Valdez, il mezzosangue (1973)

(Chino)

TaglineThey Took His Land...His Horses...His Woman...But...They Couldn't Take Chino!

By John Sturges, Duilio Coletti (unconfirmed)

Action, Adventure, Drama, Western (1h 38min)

Italy Italy, Spain Spain, France France

Rated 6.0 after 1,231 votes on 30-Jan-17.

Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his door looking for work and a roof over his head. Reluctantly, Chino agrees to take him in and teach him the art of raising, breaking and breeding horses, until the (...)

Joe Kidd (1972)

# 05225 IMDb

Joe Kidd (1972)

TaglineIf you're looking for trouble - he's JOE KIDD

By John Sturges

Western (1h 28min)

USA USA

Rated 6.5 after 12,376 votes on 17-Jul-16.

Joe Kidd is a former bounty hunter and all-around tough-guy in the American Southwest. When a band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all relevant records destroyed in a courthouse fire, they turn to force of arms. Louis Chama is their charismatic leader, spouting revolutionary rhetoric and demanding land reform. A wealthy landowner with interests in the disputed area, Frank (...)

Ice Station Zebra (1968)

# 05776 IMDb

Ice Station Zebra (1968)

TaglineIt's a race for the secret ... or TOTAL DESTRUCTION

By John Sturges

Action, Drama, Thriller (2h 28min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 7,766 votes on 05-Aug-18.

Nominated for 2 Oscars

Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous twists as the crew finds out (...)

Hour of the Gun (1967)

# 08466 IMDb

Hour of the Gun (1967)

TaglineWyatt Earp - hero with a badge or cold-blooded killer?

By John Sturges

Western (1h 40min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 2,655 votes on 20-Sep-17.

Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

The Satan Bug (1965)

# 14878 IMDb Approved 

The Satan Bug (1965)

TaglineThe price for uncovering the secret of the satan bug comes high - YOUR LIFE!

By John Sturges

Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller (1h 54min)

USA USA

Rated 6.2 after 1,882 votes on 13-Sep-18.

A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen.

The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

# 08271 IMDb

The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

TaglineSee How The West Was Fun!

By John Sturges

Comedy, Western (2h 45min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 2,692 votes on 08-Feb-17.

1 nomination

A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo.

The Great Escape (1963)

# 01493 IMDb TOP250 #125

The Great Escape (1963)

TaglineA Glorious Saga Of The R.A.F.

By John Sturges

Adventure, War, Action, Drama (2h 52min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.2 after 186,290 votes on 09-Feb-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations

Based on a true story, "The Great Escape" deals with the largest Allied escape attempt from a German POW camp during the Second World War. The first part of the film focuses on the escape efforts within the camp and the process of secretly digging an escape tunnel. The second half of the film deals with the massive effort by the German Gestapo to track down the over 70 escaped prisoners who are (...)

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

# 00733 IMDb

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

TaglineThey were seven - And they fought like seven hundred!

By John Sturges

Western, Adventure, Drama (2h 08min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.8 after 62,860 votes on 30-Apr-16.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 nominations

"We lost. We always lose." Thus Yul Brynner summarizes the fate of men who kill for hire, knowing their lot is to look at life from the outside in until they too are killed. Credit this not exactly anti-Western with a healthy dose of reflexive realism, if not quite the ironic detachment of later classics like McCabe and Mrs. Miller. Seen today, it seems a direct ancestor of Unforgiven. Director (...)

Never So Few (1959)

# 05303 IMDb

Never So Few (1959)

TaglineKiss by kiss the time ran out and never so few were the moments left for love!

By John Sturges

Drama, War (2h 05min)

USA USA

Rated 5.9 after 2,328 votes on 05-Apr-17.

Captain Tom Reynolds and his band of skilled O.S.S. operatives are in WWII Burma to 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 Reynolds had reckoned. Some respite is found in the arms of beautiful Carla, but after Chinese rebels cross the border to loot and murder American (...)

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

# 02749 IMDb

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

By John Sturges

Drama, Thriller, Western (1h 38min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.4 after 4,952 votes on 19-Mar-17.

1 nomination

The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognises as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9.00 (...)

The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

# 07775 IMDb Approved 

The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

TaglineFilmed in Color amid the grandeur of the High Sierras !

By John Sturges

Action, Adventure, Western (1h 26min)

USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 1,714 votes on 17-Mar-18.

Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake buried one year ago when he quitted Clint's gang.

Saddle the Wind (1958)

# 05810 IMDb

Saddle the Wind (1958)

By Robert Parrish, John Sturges (uncredited)

Western (1h 24min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 968 votes on 20-Apr-17.

Steve Sinclair (Robert Taylor) is a world a world-weary former gunslinger, now living as a peaceful farmer. Things go wrong when his wild younger brother Tony (John Cassavetes) arrives on the scene with his new bride Joan Blake (Julie London).

The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

# 00773 IMDb

The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

TaglineSPENCER TRACY in his most suspenseful role...ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S story of Heroism...Defeat...Victory!

By John Sturges, Henry King (uncredited), Fred Zinnemann (uncredited)

Adventure, Drama (1h 26min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 5,590 votes on 13-Jan-17.

Won Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations

Based on the classic, Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The story of an aging, life-long fisherman attempting to find himself, and hopefully a fish, on a fishing trip in the gulf waters off Cuba. After spending most of his life alone, and losing his only companion, a young Cuban boy, the old man heads out to sea once again, the laughing-stock of all other (...)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

# 00944 IMDb

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

By John Sturges

Western (2h 02min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.2 after 9,107 votes on 13-Apr-15.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations

After the long career of lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp deciedes to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in feud with Clantons, local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend.

Backlash (1956)

# 07405 IMDb

Backlash (1956)

TaglinePAST APACE AMBUSH...PAST TREACHERY'S SILKEN NET!...Five Dead Men Led Jim Slater Down a Trail of No Return!

By John Sturges

Mystery, Romance, Western (1h 24min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 975 votes on 24-Feb-17.

Jim Slater's father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide (...)

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

# 02613 IMDb

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

TaglineSuddenly you realize murder is at your elbow! - and there's no way out!

By John Sturges

Drama, Thriller, Western (1h 21min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.8 after 16,472 votes on 05-Jul-18.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations

John J. Macreedy doesn't know it, but when he steps off the train at the jerkwater town of Black Rock, he will soon find himself the object of fear, hatred, and even a murder plot! The altruistic Macreedy came to Black Rock to hand over a posthumous military award to a local man whose son had died gallantly in the Second World War. What Macreedy couldn't know when he stepped off of that train was (...)

Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

# 12023 IMDb

Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

TaglineM.G.M.s Great Romance Excitingly photographed in Ansco Color.

By John Sturges

Western (1h 39min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 1,903 votes on 04-Sep-17.

A ruthless Union captain is renowned throughout his prison fort as the toughest soldier in the business, capable of capturing every escaped convict under his supervision. However, when he falls in love with a visiting woman some of the prisoners seize the advantage and try to escape while he is in a more "mellow" mood.

Mystery Street (1950)

# 07061 IMDb

Mystery Street (1950)

By John Sturges

Crime, Film-Noir, Drama (1h 33min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 2,253 votes on 21-Jul-18.

Nominated for Oscar

Vivian, a B-girl working at "The Grass Skirt," is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks drunken customer Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod, where she strands Henry...and is never seen again. Months later, a skeleton is found (sans clothes or clues) on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. (...)

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