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John Sturges

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Further information might be found on the talk pageor at requests for expansion. (January 2007) John Eliot Sturges Born January 3, 1911(1911-01-03)
Oak Park, Illinois, United StatesDied August 18, 1992(aged 81)
San Luis Obispo, California, United States

John Eliot Sturges (3 January 191118 August 1992) was an American film director. He was known as "The dean of big-budget action movies made during the 1950s and 1960s". His movies include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Ice Station Zebra and Marooned.

He started in Hollywood in 1932 as an editor. In World War II he started directing documentaries and training films for the US Army Air Corps. Sturges's mainstream directorial career began in 1946 with The Man Who Dared, the first of many B-movies. He made imaginative use of the widescreen CinemaScope format by placing Spencer Tracy alone against a vast desert panorama in the suspense film Bad Day at Black Rock for which he received a Best Director Oscar nomination in 1955.


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v • d • eJohn Sturges 1940s The Man Who Dared- Shadowed- Alias Mr. Twilight- For the Love of Rusty- Keeper of the Bees- The Sign of the Ram- Best Man Wins - The Walking Hills 1950s The Magnificent Yankee- The Capture- Mystery Street- Right Cross- Kind Lady - The People Against O'Hara- It's a Big Country (with Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weisand William A. Wellman) - The Girl in White - Jeopardy- Fast Company - Escape from Fort Bravo - Bad Day at Black Rock- Underwater! - The Scarlet Coat- Backlash - Gunfight at the O.K. Corral- The Law and Jake Wade- The Old Man and the Sea- Last Train from Gun Hill- Never So Few1960s The Magnificent Seven- By Love Possessed- Sergeants 3- A Girl Named Tamiko - The Great Escape- The Satan Bug- The Hallelujah Trail- Hour of the Gun- Ice Station Zebra- Marooned1970s Joe Kidd- Chino - McQ- The Eagle Has Landed Categories: 1911 births | 1992 deaths | American film directors | Western film directors | Hollywood Walk of Fame | Deaths by myocardial infarction | Deaths from emphysema | Golden Boot Award winnersHidden categories: Articles to be expanded since January 2007 | All articles to be expanded

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