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1. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 208,548 | Gross: $12.10M

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

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off.

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

Votes: 204

3. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.7
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74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

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

Votes: 82,153 | Gross: $4.91M

4. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 17,702

5. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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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

Votes: 86

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

Documentary, History

7.6
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A profile of Spencer Tracy, one of the leading stars of Hollywood's golden age.

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

Votes: 49

7. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.4
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 10,312

8. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Western

7.4
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A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for his role in the rape and murder of the marshal's Native American wife.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

Votes: 5,901

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

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.2
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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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 12,736 | Gross: $11.75M

10. Mystery Street (1950)

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

7.2
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when a human skeleton is found on a Massachusetts beach.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,500

11. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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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.

Directors: John Sturges, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond

Votes: 6,554

12. Kind Lady (1951)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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 »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Angela Lansbury, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 781

13. Late Show London (1966– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.0
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Stars: Benny Green, Dee Wells, Alan Brien, Eric Burdon

Votes: 9

14. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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61 Metascore

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

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 17,529

15. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton

Votes: 1,920

16. The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Not Rated | 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 facing a homicide charge.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak

Votes: 1,073

17. Jeopardy (1953)

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

6.8
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A family vacationing on the coast of Mexico have to cope with multiple threats to their safety.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker, Lee Aaker

Votes: 1,574

18. The Girl in White (1952)

92 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: June Allyson, Arthur Kennedy, Gary Merrill, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 288

19. The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

89 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Philip Ober

Votes: 529

20. Hour of the Gun (1967)

Approved | 100 min | Western

6.7
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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 starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

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

Votes: 3,173

21. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Western

6.7
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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 Apaches and the pursuing Union troops.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest

Votes: 2,207 | Gross: $1.45M

22. Thunderbolt (1947)

Approved | 44 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.7
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A WW2 documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bomber pilots in missions (Operation Strangle) from their base in Corsica to Northern Italy in 1944, destroying railroads, bridges, trains, vehicles and hard targets.

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

Votes: 439

23. Ice Station Zebra (1968)

G | 148 min | Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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USN nuclear sub USS Tigerfish must rush to the North Pole to rescue the staff of Drift Ice Station Zebra weather station.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown

Votes: 8,251

24. The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Comedy, Western

6.6
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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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin

Votes: 3,164 | Gross: $4.00M

25. Backlash (1956)

Not Rated | 84 min | Mystery, Romance, Western

6.6
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Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, John McIntire

Votes: 1,245

26. Saddle the Wind (1958)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.6
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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.

Directors: Robert Parrish, John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Julie London, John Cassavetes, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,236

27. Joe Kidd (1972)

PG | 88 min | Western

6.5
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52 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 15,440

28. Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 951

29. The Walking Hills (1949)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.5
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A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 510

30. Lionpower from MGM (1967)

27 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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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

Votes: 109

31. The Moviemakers (1983– )

30 min

6.5
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Stars: Elwy Yost, Henry King, Stanley Kramer, Richard Widmark

Votes: 12

32. McQ (1974)

PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.

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

Votes: 4,410

33. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 524

34. The Sign of the Ram (1948)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Susan Peters, Alexander Knox, Phyllis Thaxter, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 259

35. The Satan Bug (1965)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews

Votes: 2,043

36. They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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While courting a young woman by mail, a rich farmer sends a photograph of his foreman instead of his own, which leads to complications when she accepts his marriage proposal.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, William Gargan, Harry Carey

Votes: 334

37. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.2
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 151

38. Shadowed (1946)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Fred J. Johnson (Lloyd Corrigan) scores a hole-in-one but his next drive, using the lucky, initialed golf ball, soars out of bounds and lands near a spot where some counterfeiters are ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Anita Louise, Lloyd Corrigan, Michael Duane, Mark Roberts

Votes: 132

39. Sergeants 3 (1962)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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Three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.

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

Votes: 1,019

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

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 510

41. Chino (1973)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

Directors: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 1,554

42. Right Cross (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 346

43. A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.0
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A Eurasian photographer uses his women in an attempt to get American nationality.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen, Martha Hyer, Gary Merrill

Votes: 115

44. Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Geoffrey Holden is an elderly conman who is a lovable old man when providing his beloved granddaughter with the simple luxuries of life, yet has no qualms when working a racket devised to ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Duane, Trudy Marshall, Lloyd Corrigan, Rosalind Ivan

Votes: 37

45. Marooned (1969)

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

5.9
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62 Metascore

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

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus

Votes: 4,347 | Gross: $8.94M

46. Never So Few (1959)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, War

5.9
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During WW2, the American OSS mounts covert operations with the native Kachin against the Japanese army in the jungles of Burma.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen

Votes: 2,676

47. The Capture (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Western

5.9
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A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

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

Votes: 393

48. Best Man Wins (1948)

78 min | Drama

5.9
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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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Anna Lee, Robert Shayne, Gary Gray

Votes: 27

49. Keeper of the Bees (1947)

68 min | Drama

5.8
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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 »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Duane, Gloria Henry, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell

Votes: 16

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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Leslie Brooks, George Macready, Forrest Tucker, Charles D. Brown

Votes: 38



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