The Great Escape: John Sturges’ magnum opus is the ultimate WWII POW Escape adventure that made stars out of Steve McQueen, James Garner and Charles Bronson

The Great Escape (1963), directed by John Sturges from the eponymous non-fiction book by Paul Brickhill, features Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Garner, Richard Attenborough and others as Allied POWs involved in the greatest escape attempt from a POW camp in Germany during WWII. Director John Sturges' The Great Escape (1963) marks the zenith of … Continue reading The Great Escape: John Sturges’ magnum opus is the ultimate WWII POW Escape adventure that made stars out of Steve McQueen, James Garner and Charles Bronson

Ice Station Zebra: Patrick McGoohan steals the show in John Sturges’ taut cold war thriller adapted from the Alistair MacLean bestseller

Ice Station Zebra(1968), directed by the great action director, John Sturges, is an adaptation of Alistair McLean's eponymous adventure novel set during the cold war, and features Rock Hudson, Jim Brown and Earnest Borgnine in key roles alongside the great British actor, Patrick McGoohan, in a scène-stealing performance. The first time i saw Patrick McGoohan … Continue reading Ice Station Zebra: Patrick McGoohan steals the show in John Sturges’ taut cold war thriller adapted from the Alistair MacLean bestseller

Hour of the Gun: James Garner is terrific as a cold & brutal ‘Wyatt Earp’ in John Sturges’ hard-hitting Western

Hour of the Gun(1967), directed by John Sturges and starring James Garner as Wyatt Earp and Jason Robards as Doc Holliday, is a quasi-sequel to Sturges' own Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957). This is a more gritty, revisionist take on the story that concentrates on the aftermath of the famous gunfight "This Picture is … Continue reading Hour of the Gun: James Garner is terrific as a cold & brutal ‘Wyatt Earp’ in John Sturges’ hard-hitting Western

The Magnificent Seven: John Sturges set the template for the all-star cast, Men-on-a-Mission adventure with this exhilarating adaptation of ‘The Seven Samurai’

John Sturges' iconic 1960 Western, The Magnificent Seven, is the remake of the 1954 Akira Kurosawa classic The Seven Samurai, and stars, among others, Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. The film set the template for the ensemble, 'Men on a Mission' Adventure that was replicated in many films thereafter. Japanese movie maestro Akira Kurosawa is … Continue reading The Magnificent Seven: John Sturges set the template for the all-star cast, Men-on-a-Mission adventure with this exhilarating adaptation of ‘The Seven Samurai’