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John D. Sherry

John D. Sherry

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Birth Place: Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
The Beguiled (1971) as Screenwriter
Near the end of the Civil War, wounded Yankee soldier John McBurney is close to death when he is rescued by a twelve-year-old girl from a Louisiana boarding school. As John recovers, he begins to charm the girls, becoming the object of their awakening sexuality and jealousy runs rampant. After he rejects the headmistress of the school for a younger girl, John falls down the stairs breaking his leg, which eventually must be amputated. John begins to drink, and his behavior alienates both teachers and students. He makes an attempt to reform, but it is too late, as the headmistress and girls have decided to solve their problem by feeding him poison mushrooms.
2.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) as Screenwriter
A wandering cowboy escorts a gunrunning nun through rough territory.
3.
The Robe (1953) as Screenwriter
Biblical epic in which a Roman military tribune, who commands the unit that crucified Jesus Christ, tries to learn about the man he killed.
4.
Broken Arrow (1950) as Scr [uncredited]
By 1870, there has been 10 years of cruel war between settlers and Cochise's Apaches. Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy and starts to wonder if Indians are human, after all; soon, he determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise's stronghold opens a dialogue. Opportunely, the president sends General Howard with orders to conclude peace. But even with Jeffords' luck, the deep grievance and hatred on both sides make tragic failure all too likely...
5.
The Naked City (1948) as Scr wrt by
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
6.
Cloak and Dagger (1946) as Screenwriter
Near the end of World War II, the Allies must find out how much the Axis knows about building atomic bombs. The OSS recruits a physicist, Alvah Jesper, to reach his former colleague, Katerin Lodor, now in Switzerland, and bring her out for debriefing. He reaches her, but a German agent is quickly onto him, and Lodor dies. Jesper must now get into Italy, go underground with the help of Gina, a resistance leader, and convince Polda, a physicist there, to leave with him. Polda won't go until his daughter is rescued from German detention. As Jesper's pal Pinky works on rescuing Polda's daughter and as time for escape runs down, Jesper and Gina fall in love.
7.
Pride of the Marines (1945) as Screenwriter
A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life.
8.
Mildred Pierce (1945) as Contract Writer
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
9.
The Man in Half Moon Street (1944) as Contr to scr constr
10.
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Screenwriter
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
11.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Screenwriter
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.

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