George Sherman

Highest Rated: 100% The Comancheros (1961)
Lowest Rated: 86% Gosford Park (2001)
Birthday: Jul 14, 1908
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in New York City, George Sherman began in the movie business as an assistant director, and by 1937 had moved into the director's chair (with Wild Horse Rodeo, specializing in B-westerns including the Three Mesquiteers series starring a young John Wayne. From 1938 thru 1944 he worked at Republic Pictures, specializing in westerns with occasional side-trips into horror (The Lady and the Monster, [1944], the first adaptation of the novel Donovan's Brain) and suspense (The London Blackout Murders [1942]), and became an associate producer of his own movies as well. He worked at Columbia from 1945 thru 1948, and at Universal from 1948 thru 1956, moving into more respectably budgeted movies, and even with the decline of the B-movie Sherman kept working at Columbia, Fox, United Artists, and Warner Bros. into the mid '60s. His most interesting movie was Sword in the Desert (1949), a somewhat low budget precursor to Exodus about Jewish refugees struggling to enter Palestine despite the British embargo, which was unusual subject matter in its time. But Sherman's best movie was the thriller Target Unknown (1951), which put a fresh twist on the story of Allied aviators shot down behind enemy lines -- brought to a special German compound, they accidentally reveal small details, and enough clues to prepare the Germans for the time and place of their unit's next air raid, which even the fliers themselves were aware of; realizing what they've done, three of the men sacrifice themselves to redirect the mission. His last film, the sprawling, violent action western Big Jake (1971), starring his former B-movie leading man John Wayne, was easily the biggest-budgeted and most visible film of Sherman's career.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Count Three And Pray Director 2015
No Score Yet Spy Hunt Director 2012
86% Gosford Park beater $41.3M 2001
No Score Yet Big Jake Director 1971
No Score Yet Hello Down There Producer 1969
No Score Yet Smoky Director 1966
No Score Yet Panic Button Director 1964
100% The Comancheros Producer 1961
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad Director 1960
No Score Yet The Enemy General Director 1960
No Score Yet Hell Bent for Leather Director 1960
No Score Yet The Son Of Robin Hood Producer Director 1959
No Score Yet Ten Days to Tulara Director Producer 1958
No Score Yet The Last of the Fast Guns Director 1958
No Score Yet The Hard Man Director 1957
No Score Yet Reprisal Director 1956
No Score Yet Comanche Director 1956
No Score Yet The Treasure of Pancho Villa Director 1955
No Score Yet Chief Crazy Horse Director 1955
No Score Yet Dawn at Socorro Director 1954
No Score Yet Johnny Dark Director 1954
No Score Yet Border River Director 1954
No Score Yet War Arrow Director 1953
No Score Yet Against All Flags Director 1952
No Score Yet The Battle at Apache Pass Director 1952
No Score Yet Steel Town Director 1952
No Score Yet The Raging Tide Director 1951
No Score Yet The Golden Horde Director 1951
No Score Yet Tomahawk Director 1951
No Score Yet The Sleeping City Director 1950
No Score Yet Comanche Territory Director 1950
No Score Yet Yes Sir That's My Baby Director 1949
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Director 1948
No Score Yet Black Bart Director 1948
No Score Yet Last of the Redmen Director 1947
No Score Yet Secret of the Whistler Director 1946
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest Director 1946
No Score Yet The Crime Doctor's Courage, (The Doctor's Courage) Director 1945
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster Producer Director 1944
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot Director Producer 1942
No Score Yet The Sombrero Kid Director Producer 1942
No Score Yet The Night Riders Director 1942
No Score Yet New Frontier (Frontier Horizon) Director 1939
No Score Yet Wyoming Outlaw Director 1939
No Score Yet Three Texas Steers Director 1939
No Score Yet Mexicali Rose Director 1939
No Score Yet South of the Border Director 1939
No Score Yet Colorado Sunset Director 1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Director 1939
No Score Yet Red River Range Director 1938
No Score Yet Santa Fe Stampede Director 1938
No Score Yet Rhythm of the Saddle Director 1938
No Score Yet Overland Stage Raiders Clinton Director 1938
No Score Yet Pals of the Saddle Director 1938
No Score Yet Outlaws of Sonora Director 1938
No Score Yet The Purple Vigilantes Director 1938

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Director
  • 1959

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