STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 390 this week

John Sturges (1910–1992)


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, ... See full bio »

May Movie and TV Anniversaries

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope turns 40 on May 25. Take a look at some of the movies and TV series that are celebrating milestone anniversaries this month.

See the full list

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 people
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 43 people
created 09 Aug 2012
 
a list of 21 people
created 31 Jul 2013
 
a list of 34 people
created 08 Oct 2013
 
a list of 35 people
created 10 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of John Sturges's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Great Escape
The Great Escape Director
(1963)
The Magnificent Seven
(1960)
Bad Day at Black Rock
(1955)
The Eagle Has Landed
(1976)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (44 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Editor (5 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Capt John Sturges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

He specialized in robust action pictures, particularly westerns. He excelled at bringing to life tautly written stories about tough characters facing difficult circumstances. Conversely, just as often, he failed to redeem poorly written material, turning out an equally inadequate picture. Throughout his career he regularly alternated hits (such as Last Train from Gun Hill (1959), The Magnificent ... See more »

Trademark:

Predominantly male ensemble casts.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Contribute to This Page