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John Sturges (1910-1992) was an American Oscar®-nominated director and producer. Primarily known for his action movies he directed movies from in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. His IMDb page shows 44 directing credits from 1946 to 1978. This page will rank 42 John Sturges movies. Movies will be ranked from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. His one documentary and his one uncredited credits were not included in the page.
Drivel part of the page: The other day I re-watched John Sturges’ Joe Kidd. After a promising start, the movie really went off the rails in the final 1/3 of the movie. I actually think the final 30 minutes might be the worst Clint Eastwood finale ever. So with a John Sturges movie rattling around in my head… I decided to honor Hot Ham’s request and do a John Sturges UMR page.
John Sturges Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort John Sturges movies by co-stars of his movies
- Sort John Sturges movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort John Sturges movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort John Sturges movies how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each John Sturges movie received.
- Sort John Sturges movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
|Rank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||B.O. Rank by Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Great Escape, The (1963)||Steve McQueen & James Garner||$154.60||16th of 1963||89.00%||01 / 00||66.19|
|Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)||Spencer Tracy & Lee Marvin||$92.60||55th of 1955||87.00%||03 / 00||60.94|
|Magnificent Seven, The (1960)||Yul Brynner & Steve McQueen||$78.50||36th of 1960||85.33%||01 / 00||52.68|
|Old Man and the Sea, The (1958)||Spencer Tracy||$44.20||69th of 1958||78.50%||03 / 01||45.54|
|Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957)||Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas||$202.10||12th of 1957||77.00%||02 / 00||67.99|
|Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)||Kirk Douglas & Anthony Quinn||$94.30||38th of 1959||71.00%||00 / 00||47.99|
|Mystery Street (1950)||Ricardo Montalban||$21.50||143rd of 1950||69.50%||01 / 00||36.39|
|Hour of the Gun (1967)||James Garner & Robert Ryan||$14.40||99th of 1967||69.00%||00 / 00||34.66|
|Kind Lady (1951)||Ethel Barrymore & Angela Lansbury||$17.40||145th of 1951||66.00%||01 / 00||34.12|
|Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)||William Holden||$64.90||79th of 1954||65.00%||00 / 00||40.61|
|Joe Kidd (1972)||Clint Eastwood & Robert Duvall||$70.00||21st of 1972||64.67%||00 / 00||41.24|
|Hallelujah Trail (1965)||Burt Lancaster & Lee Remick||$26.80||74th of 1965||63.50%||00 / 00||33.99|
|Magnificent Yankee, The (1950)||Louis Calhern||$24.40||142nd of 1950||63.50%||02 / 00||34.42|
|Satan Bug, The (1965)||Dana Andrews||$21.60||90th of 1965||61.00%||00 / 00||32.02|
|Eagle Has Landed, The (1976)||Michael Caine & Robert Duvall||$54.00||63rd of 1977||60.67%||00 / 00||36.88|
|Walking Hills, The (1949)||Randolph Scott||$79.80||77th of 1949||59.50%||00 / 00||40.33|
|Jeopardy (1953)||Barbara Stanwyck||$51.30||113th of 1953||58.50%||00 / 00||35.44|
|Ice Station Zebra (1968)||Rock Hudson & Ernest Borgnine||$85.60||25th of 1968||57.50%||02 / 00||41.09|
|Best Man Wins (1948)||Edgar Buchanan||$39.70||126th of 1948||57.00%||00 / 00||32.94|
|McQ (1974)||John Wayne||$56.00||42nd of 1974||57.00%||00 / 00||35.47|
|Law and Jake Wade, The (1958)||Richard Widmark & Robert Taylor||$38.90||83rd of 1958||56.50%||00 / 00||32.59|
|Girl in White , The (1952)||June Allyson||$38.50||112th of 1952||56.00%||00 / 00||32.29|
|Marooned (1969)||Gregory Peck & Gene Hackman||$73.80||33rd of 1970||54.67%||03 / 01||38.93|
|Girl Named Tamiko, A (1962)||Laurence Harvery||$45.00||57th of 1962||54.00%||00 / 00||32.36|
|Man Who Dared, The (1946)||George Macready||$25.20||117th of 1946||54.00%||00 / 00||29.29|
|Scarlet Coat, The (1955)||Cornel Wilde & George Sanders||$20.80||133rd of 1955||54.00%||00 / 00||28.60|
|Keeper of the Bees (1947)||Michael Duane||$25.60||132nd of 1947||52.00%||00 / 00||28.41|
|Shadowed (1946)||Anita Louise||$13.90||120th of 1946||52.00%||00 / 00||26.59|
|Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)||Michael Duane||$12.90||121st of 1946||51.00%||00 / 00||25.97|
|People Against O'Hara, The (1951)||Spencer Tracy||$53.30||118th of 1951||50.00%||00 / 00||31.76|
|Backlash (1956)||Richard Widmark & Donna Reed||$70.10||61st of 1956||49.50%||00 / 00||34.13|
|For The Love Of Rusty (1947)||Ted Donaldson||$21.10||134th of 1947||49.50%||00 / 00||26.53|
|Never So Few (1959)||Frank Sinatra & Steve McQueen||$118.40||26th of 1960||49.50%||00 / 00||41.61|
|By Love Possessed (1961)||Lana Turner||$60.20||53rd of 1961||48.50%||00 / 00||32.13|
|Capture, The (1950)||Lew Ayres||$35.90||131st of 1950||47.50%||00 / 00||27.88|
|Fast Company (1953)||Howard Keel||$16.70||148th of 1953||47.00%||00 / 00||24.68|
|Underwater! (1955)||Jane Russell||$101.90||48th of 1955||47.00%||00 / 00||37.88|
|Chino (1973)||Charles Bronson||$13.70||124th of 1973||46.50%||00 / 00||23.98|
|Sign Of The Ram, The (1948)||Susan Peters||$57.70||100th of 1948||46.50%||00 / 00||30.80|
|It's A Big Country (1951)||Gene Kelly & William Powell||$25.30||105th of 1951||46.00%||00 / 00||25.54|
|Sergeants 3 (1962)||Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin||$138.80||17th of 1962||45.00%||00 / 00||42.66|
|Right Cross (1950)||Dick Powell & Lionel Barrymore||$47.90||101st of 1950||44.00%||00 / 00||28.10|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above John Sturges Table
- Five John Sturges movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 11.90% of his movies listed. Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) was his biggest box office hit.
- An average John Sturges movie grosses $55.90 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 15 of John Sturges movies are rated as good movies…or 35.71% of his movies. The Great Escape (1963) was his highest rated movie while Right Cross (1950) was his lowest rated movie.
- Ten John Sturges movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 23.80% of his movies.
- Two John Sturges movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 4.76% of his movies.
- An good Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00. 12 John Sturges movie scored higher that average….or 28.57% of his movies. Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) got the the highest UMR Score while Chino (1973) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About John Sturges
- John Elliott Sturges was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1910.
2. John Sturges started his career in Hollywood as an editor in 1932. During World War II, he directed documentaries and training films for the United States Army Air Forces.
3. After World War II, John Sturges signed a movie contract with Columbia Pictures….where he directed “B” movies. After his Columbia contract ended he signed with MGM…where he directed “bigger budgeted B movies”.
4. John Sturges once met Akira Kurosawa, who told him that he loved The Magnificent Seven (which was a remake of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai). Sturges considered this the proudest moment of his professional career.
5. John Sturges was nominated for one Oscar®. He received a Best Director Oscar® nomination for 1955’s Bad Day At Black Rock.
6. John Sturges directed Steve McQueen 3 times. It would have been four….but Sturges left the production of 1971’s Le Mans because McQueen was too hands on all aspects of the movie making process.
7. John Sturges is the last director to direct Clint Eastwood in a western. The movie was 1972’s Joe Kidd. Eastwood and Sturges did not get alond during filming.
8. John Sturges was married two times. He had two children.
9. John Sturges directed two actors to Oscar® nominations: Louis Calhern for Best Actor in 1950’s The Magnificent Yankee and Spencer Tracy for Best Actor in 1955’s Bad Day at Black Rock and 1958’s The Old Man and the Sea.
10. Check out John Sturges‘ career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
For comparion check out Steve Lensman’s John Sturges You Tube video.
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