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Sturges, John 1910-1992

Overview
Works: 492 works in 1,342 publications in 6 languages and 17,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Western films  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Producer, Interviewee, Actor, Author, Performer, Film editor, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about John Sturges
Publications by John Sturges
Publications by John Sturges, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Sturges
The magnificent seven by Yul Brynner( visu )
103 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,202 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 John Sturges( visu )
80 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,572 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( visu )
22 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 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( visu )
33 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,095 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 Ernest Hemingway( visu )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 1,062 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
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by John Sturges( visu )
44 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 970 libraries worldwide
The story of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday joining forces in Dodge City to rid the town of the criminal Clanton gang
Joe Kidd by John Sturges( visu )
34 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 548 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( visu )
18 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 525 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
Ernest Hemingway's the old man and the sea ( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 470 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. Includes original theatrical trailer and documentary segment showing Ernest Hemingway marlin fishing
Never so few by John Sturges( visu )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 385 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( visu )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Western comedy about a hard-nosed cavalryman with orders to escort a precious cargo of 40 wagonloads of whiskey bound for Denver
The Spencer Tracy legacy a tribute by Katharine Hepburn ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 311 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( visu )
20 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 284 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
McQ ( visu )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and French and held by 284 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 ( visu )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 275 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
Clint Eastwood ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 250 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
Escape from Fort Bravo ( visu )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 244 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( visu )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 191 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 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( visu )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 166 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 (401)
Multiple languages (10)
French (9)
Spanish (6)
Italian (6)
German (5)
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