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1. The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986 TV Special)

87 min | Documentary

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Writer: John Miller | Director: David Heeley | Stars: Joan Bennett, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Widmark

2. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

3. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Spencer Tracy (1977)

Documentary, History

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A profile of Spencer Tracy, one of the leading stars of Hollywood's golden age.

Writer: Barry Norman | Director: Judy Lindsay | Stars: Joan Bennett, George Cukor, Garson Kanin, Stanley Kramer

4. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

Writers: Tom Mankiewicz, Jack Higgins | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

5. McQ (1974)

PG | 111 min | Action, Drama, Crime

6.1
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Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.

Writer: Lawrence Roman | Director: John Sturges | Stars: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst

6. Chino (1973)

PG | 97 min | Action, Drama, Western

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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Lee Hoffman, Clair Huffaker | Directors: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi, Vincent Van Patten

7. Joe Kidd (1972)

PG | 88 min | Western

6.5
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An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Writer: Elmore Leonard | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

8. Marooned (1969)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?

Writers: Mayo Simon, Martin Caidin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus

9. Ice Station Zebra (1968)

G | 148 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Alistair MacLean, Douglas Heyes, Harry Julian Fink | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown

10. Hour of the Gun (1967)

100 min | Western

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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 | Director: John Sturges | Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi

11. Lionpower from MGM (1967)

27 min | Short

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In this short, MGM showed distributors and exhibitors highlights from the studio's films scheduled to be released during the upcoming 1967-68 film seasons. The first two-thirds of the film ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Alda, Robert Aldrich, Carroll Baker, Alan Bates

12. Late Show London (1966– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Benny Green, Dee Wells, Alan Brien, Eric Burdon

13. Late Show London (1966– )
Episode: Episode #1.26 (1966)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Director: Ian Fordyce | Stars: Benny Green, Kingsley Amis, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Donyale Luna

14. The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Comedy, Western

6.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: William Gulick, John Gay | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin

15. The Satan Bug (1965)

Approved | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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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... See full summary »

Writers: Alistair MacLean, James Clavell, Edward Anhalt | Director: John Sturges | Stars: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews

16. The Great Escape (1963)

Unrated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Writers: Paul Brickhill, James Clavell, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

17. Sergeants 3 (1962)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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Mike, Chip, and Larry are three lusty, brawling U. S. Cavalry sergeants stationed in Indian Territory in 1870... See full synopsis »

Writer: W.R. Burnett | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

18. A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)

110 min | Drama

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A Eurasian photographer uses his women in an attempt to get American nationality.

Writers: Edward Anhalt, Ronald Kirkbride | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen, Martha Hyer, Gary Merrill

19. By Love Possessed (1961)

115 min | Drama

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Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.

Writers: Charles Schnee, James Gould Cozzens | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Lana Turner, Jason Robards, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton

20. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Western

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An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

Writer: William Roberts | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

21. Never So Few (1959)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, War

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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Millard Kaufman, Tom T. Chamales | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen

22. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

95 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

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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.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, James Poe | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

23. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

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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.

Writers: Ernest Hemingway, Peter Viertel | Directors: John Sturges, Henry King, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond

24. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Western

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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... See full summary »

Writers: William Bowers, Marvin H. Albert | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton

25. Saddle the Wind (1958)

Approved | 84 min | Western

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

Writers: Rod Serling, Thomas Thompson | Directors: Robert Parrish, John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Julie London, John Cassavetes, Donald Crisp

26. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Western

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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.

Writers: Leon Uris, George Scullin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

27. Backlash (1956)

Approved | 84 min | Mystery, Romance, Western

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Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.

Writers: Frank Gruber, Borden Chase | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, John McIntire

28. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Writers: Millard Kaufman, Don McGuire, Howard Breslin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

29. Underwater! (1955)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

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Dominic Quesada and Johnny Gray, two SCUBA divers searching for sunken treasure off the coast of Cuba, think they've hit the jackpot when they find a 17th century ship on the sea floor. ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Newman, Hugh King, Robert B. Bailey | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan, Lori Nelson

30. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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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 | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, Anne Francis

31. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Western

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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Fenton, Phillip Rock, Michael Pate | Director: John Sturges | Stars: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest

32. Jeopardy (1953)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A man vacationing with his wife and son near a desolate jetty in Baja becomes trapped under a rotten timber as the inevitable tide threatens to drown him.

Writers: Mel Dinelli, Maurice Zimm | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker, Lee Aaker

33. Fast Company (1953)

67 min | Comedy

5.3
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Eustace Cockrell, Don Mankiewicz, William Roberts | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Howard Keel, Polly Bergen, Marjorie Main, Nina Foch

34. The Girl in White (1952)

92 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance ... See full summary »

Writers: Emily Dunning Barringer, Philip Stevenson, Allen Vincent, Irma von Cube | Director: John Sturges | Stars: June Allyson, Arthur Kennedy, Gary Merrill, Mildred Dunnock

35. The People Against O'Hara (1951)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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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.

Writers: Eleazar Lipsky, John Monks Jr. | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak

36. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

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The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »

Writers: Dore Schary, William Ludwig, Edgar Brooke, Helen Deutsch, Ray Chordes, Isobel Lennart, Claudia Cranston, Allen Rivkin, Lucille Schlossberg, Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Joseph Petracca | Directors: Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper, Nancy Reagan

37. Kind Lady (1951)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Davis, Edward Chodorov, Charles Bennett, Hugh Walpole | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Angela Lansbury, Keenan Wynn

38. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Richard Brooks, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

39. Right Cross (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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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 ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Schnee | Director: John Sturges | Stars: June Allyson, Dick Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Lionel Barrymore

40. The Capture (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

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A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

Writer: Niven Busch | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Lew Ayres, Teresa Wright, Victor Jory, Jacqueline White

41. The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

89 min | Biography, Drama

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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Writers: Francis Biddle, Emmet Lavery | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Philip Ober

42. The Walking Hills (1949)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Western, Drama

6.8
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A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

Writers: Alan Le May, Virginia Roddick | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop, Edgar Buchanan

43. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)
Episode: Kind Lady (1949)

Drama

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Writer: Edward Chodorov | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Fay Bainter, Joseph Schildkraut

44. The Sign of the Ram (1948)

84 min | Drama

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The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves,... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Bennett, Margaret Ferguson | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Susan Peters, Alexander Knox, Phyllis Thaxter, Peggy Ann Garner

45. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: William Brower, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt, Pat Kirkland

46. Best Man Wins (1948)

78 min | Drama

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Jim Smiley has a frog that can jump further than anyone else's frog, and Jim becomes obsessed with entering the frog in all of the local jumping-frog contests, not realizing that his obsession is about to cost him his marriage.

Writers: Edward Huebsch, Mark Twain | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Anna Lee, Robert Shayne, Gary Gray

47. Thunderbolt (1947)

44 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.1
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A documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft and its use in missions over Europe and the Pacific Theatre in the Second World War.

Writer: Lester Koenig | Directors: John Sturges, William Wyler | Stars: James Stewart, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Lowery, Eugene Kern

48. Keeper of the Bees (1947)

68 min | Drama

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Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine, who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice, but the romance... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Ralph Rose Jr., Gene Stratton-Porter, Lawrence Edward Watkin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Duane, Gloria Henry, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell

49. For the Love of Rusty (1947)

68 min | Drama

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Danny Mitchell, feeling that he has been misunderstood (nothing new for this kid in this series) by his parents, takes his dog, Rusty, and leaves home, camping out near the trailer of ... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Al Martin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ted Donaldson, Tom Powers, Ann Doran, Aubrey Mather

50. The Man Who Dared (1946)

Passed | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.7
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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.

Writers: Maxwell Shane, Alex Gottlieb, Edward Bock, Malcolm Stuart Boylan | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Leslie Brooks, George Macready, Forrest Tucker, Charles D. Brown