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The Great Escape | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Great Escape  172 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, History]  [John Sturges]  [04 Jul 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%, Metacritic 87/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations.
Actors:  James Donald, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Steve McQueen
Plot:  Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Writer:  Paul Brickhill (book), James Clavell (screenplay), W.R. Burnett (screenplay)
Language:  English, German, French, Russian, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Bad Day at Black Rock | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Bad Day at Black Rock  81 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [John Sturges]  [15 May 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Robert Ryan, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
Writer:  Millard Kaufman (screen play), Don McGuire (adaptation), Howard Breslin (based on a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Magnificent Seven | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  The Magnificent Seven  128 min,  APPROVED,  [Action, Adventure, Western]  [John Sturges]  [23 Nov 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Horst Buchholz, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner
Plot:  An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Writer:  William Roberts (screenplay)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hour of the Gun | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  Hour of the Gun  100 min,  APPROVED,  [Western]  [John Sturges]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Albert Salmi, James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Edward Anhalt
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Old Man and the Sea | Movie Details for Director John Sturges, Henry King, Fred Zinnemann | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  The Old Man and the Sea  86 min,  [Adventure, Drama]  [John Sturges, Henry King, Fred Zinnemann]  [11 Oct 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Don Diamond, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.
Writer:  Ernest Hemingway (novel), Peter Viertel
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Marooned | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Marooned  134 min,  G,  [Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi]  [John Sturges]  [11 Dec 1969]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Actors:  David Janssen, Gregory Peck, James Franciscus, Richard Crenna
Plot:  Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?
Writer:  Mayo Simon (screenplay), Martin Caidin (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Eagle Has Landed | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  The Eagle Has Landed  123 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Drama, Thriller]  [John Sturges]  [25 Dec 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Actors:  Donald Sutherland, Jenny Agutter, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall
Plot:  A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.
Writer:  Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay), Jack Higgins (novel)
Language:  English, German, Polish    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Last Train from Gun Hill | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  Last Train from Gun Hill  95 min,  APPROVED,  [Romance, Western]  [John Sturges]  [23 Oct 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, Kirk Douglas
Plot:  A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.
Writer:  Les Crutchfield (story "Showdown"), James Poe (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  Gunfight at the O.K. Corral  122 min,  [Biography, Drama, Western]  [John Sturges]  [30 May 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Burt Lancaster, Jo Van Fleet, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming
Plot:  Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Writer:  Leon Uris (screenplay), George Scullin (suggested by an article by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Mystery Street | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Mystery Street  93 min,  PASSED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [John Sturges]  [20 Aug 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest
Plot:  A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when a human skeleton is found on a Massachusetts beach.
Writer:  Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Richard Brooks (screenplay), Leonard Spigelgass (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Fast Company | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Fast Company  67 min,  [Comedy]  [John Sturges]  [22 May 1953]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Actors:  Howard Keel, Marjorie Main, Nina Foch, Polly Bergen
Plot:  The temperamental Carol Maldon leaves New York behind to take control of her father's stable, she inherited. Rick Grayton is a horse racing trainer who lucked into training a champ, the ...
Writer:  Eustace Cockrell (story), Don Mankiewicz (adaptation), William Roberts
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kind Lady | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Kind Lady  78 min,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [John Sturges]  [20 Jun 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Angela Lansbury, Ethel Barrymore, Keenan Wynn, Maurice Evans
Plot:  Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter ...
Writer:  Jerry Davis (screenplay), Edward Chodorov (screenplay), Charles Bennett (screenplay), Edward Chodorov (play), Hugh Walpole (story "The Silver Casket")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Magnificent Yankee | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  The Magnificent Yankee  89 min,  [Biography, Drama]  [John Sturges]  [03 Aug 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Louis Calhern, Philip Ober
Plot:  Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Writer:  Francis Biddle (book), Emmet Lavery (play), Emmet Lavery (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Law and Jake Wade | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  The Law and Jake Wade  86 min,  APPROVED,  [Action, Adventure, Western]  [John Sturges]  [22 Nov 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Patricia Owens, Richard Widmark, Robert Middleton, Robert Taylor
Plot:  Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.
Writer:  William Bowers (screenplay), Marvin H. Albert (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Jeopardy | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Jeopardy  69 min,  PASSED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [John Sturges]  [01 May 1953]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Lee Aaker, Ralph Meeker
Plot:  A family vacationing on the coast of Mexico have to cope with multiple threats to their safety.
Writer:  Mel Dinelli (screenplay), Maurice Zimm (story)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The People Against O'Hara | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  The People Against O'Hara  102 min,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [John Sturges]  [01 Sep 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Diana Lynn, John Hodiak, Pat O'Brien, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son a homicide charge.
Writer:  Eleazar Lipsky (novel), John Monks Jr.
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Joe Kidd | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Joe Kidd  88 min,  PG,  [Western]  [John Sturges]  [19 Jul 1972]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, Metacritic 52/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Clint Eastwood, Don Stroud, John Saxon, Robert Duvall
Plot:  An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.
Writer:  Elmore Leonard
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Hallelujah Trail | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The Hallelujah Trail  165 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Western]  [John Sturges]  [23 Jun 1965]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Burt Lancaster, Jim Hutton, Lee Remick, Pamela Tiffin
Plot:  On its way to Denver, a cargo of whiskey destined for the miners, is sought after by the Temperance League, the U.S. Cavalry, the local Indians and the miners themselves.
Writer:  William Gulick (novel), John Gay (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Escape from Fort Bravo | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Escape from Fort Bravo  99 min,  PASSED,  [Western]  [John Sturges]  [04 Dec 1953]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest, William Holden
Plot:  During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Indians and the pursuing Union troops.
Writer:  Frank Fenton (screenplay), Phillip Rock (story), Michael Pate (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Saddle the Wind | Movie Details for Director Robert Parrish, John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Saddle the Wind  84 min,  APPROVED,  [Western]  [Robert Parrish, John Sturges]  [17 Apr 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Donald Crisp, John Cassavetes, Julie London, Robert Taylor
Plot:  Steve Sinclair is a world-weary former gunslinger, now living as a peaceful rancher. Things go wrong when his wild younger brother Tony arrives on the scene with his new gun and pending bride and former saloon girl Joan Blake.
Writer:  Rod Serling (screenplay), Thomas Thompson (screen story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Backlash | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Backlash  84 min,  [Mystery, Romance, Western]  [John Sturges]  [11 Apr 1956]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Donna Reed, John McIntire, Richard Widmark, William Campbell
Plot:  Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.
Writer:  Frank Gruber (novel), Borden Chase (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Scarlet Coat | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  The Scarlet Coat  101 min,  UNRATED,  [Adventure, Drama, History]  [John Sturges]  [15 Mar 1956]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Anne Francis, Cornel Wilde, George Sanders, Michael Wilding
Plot:  During the Revolutionary War, American Major John Boulton feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point.
Writer:  Karl Tunberg
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Chino | Movie Details for Director John Sturges, Duilio Coletti | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Chino  97 min,  PG,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [John Sturges, Duilio Coletti]  [14 Sep 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi, Vincent Van Patten
Plot:  A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.
Writer:  Lee Hoffman (novel), Clair Huffaker (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  Italy, Spain, France, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Satan Bug | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  The Satan Bug  114 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi]  [John Sturges]  [26 Mar 1965]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 60%, External Reviews
Actors:  Anne Francis, Dana Andrews, George Maharis, Richard Basehart
Plot:  A germ that could destroy life on Earth is stolen from a biological warfare lab and the thief threatens to release it into the open, prompting a security officer to act.
Writer:  Alistair MacLean (novel), James Clavell (screenplay), Edward Anhalt (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sergeants 3 | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Sergeants 3  112 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Western]  [John Sturges]  [10 Feb 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr.
Plot:  In this retelling of Gunga Din (1939) transplanted to the 1870's American West, three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.
Writer:  W.R. Burnett
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Right Cross | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  Right Cross  90 min,  PASSED,  [Drama, Sport]  [John Sturges]  [06 Oct 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Dick Powell, June Allyson, Lionel Barrymore, Ricardo Montalban
Plot:  Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes ...
Writer:  Charles Schnee
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Never So Few | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Never So Few  125 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, War]  [John Sturges]  [07 Dec 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen
Plot:  During WW2, the American O.S.S. mounts covert operations against the Japanese army in the jungles of Burma.
Writer:  Millard Kaufman (screenplay), Tom T. Chamales (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Man Who Dared | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  The Man Who Dared  66 min,  PASSED,  [Adventure, Crime, Drama]  [John Sturges]  [30 May 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles D. Brown, Forrest Tucker, George Macready, Leslie Brooks
Plot:  A crusading reporter plans his own arrest and conviction for first degree murder, trying to show that the death sentence should be outlawed when based on circumstantial evidence alone, but his plan goes awry.
Writer:  Edward Bock (screenplay), Malcolm Stuart Boylan (additional dialogue), Maxwell Shane (based on a story by), Alex Gottlieb (based on a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
McQ | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 56%  McQ  111 min,  PG,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [John Sturges]  [06 Feb 1974]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 50%, External Reviews
Actors:  Colleen Dewhurst, Diana Muldaur, Eddie Albert, John Wayne
Plot:  Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.
Writer:  Lawrence Roman
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
By Love Possessed | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 56%  By Love Possessed  115 min,  [Drama]  [John Sturges]  [23 Nov 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton, Jason Robards, Lana Turner
Plot:  Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.
Writer:  Charles Schnee (screenplay), James Gould Cozzens (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ice Station Zebra | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  Ice Station Zebra  148 min,  G,  [Adventure, Thriller]  [John Sturges]  [23 Oct 1968]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 40%, External Reviews
Actors:  Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Patrick McGoohan, Rock Hudson
Plot:  USN nuclear sub USS Tigerfish must rush to the North Pole to rescue the staff of Drift Ice Station Zebra weather station.
Writer:  Alistair MacLean (novel), Douglas Heyes (screenplay), Harry Julian Fink (screen story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Underwater! | Movie Details for Director John Sturges | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  Underwater!  99 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama]  [John Sturges]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Gilbert Roland, Jane Russell, Lori Nelson, Richard Egan
Plot:  Two scuba divers find a shipwreck which may contain undiscovered treasure, however, their attempt to salvage it is threatened by scavengers.
Writer:  Walter Newman (screenplay), Hugh King (story), Robert B. Bailey (story)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB

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