George Sherman


Director

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
July 14, 1908
Died
March 15, 1991
Cause of Death
Heart And Kidney Failure

Biography

Workman-like technician who began turning out low-budget Westerns for Republic in 1937. By the mid-1940s Sherman worked his way up to medium-budget oaters and various fare for Columbia and Univeral among other studios. He directed John Wayne in "The Three Mesquiteers" series at the beginning of the actor's career, and his final film, "Big Jake" (1971), once again starred Wayne. All said ...

Family & Companions

Cleo Sherman
Wife
Married c. 1983.

Biography

Workman-like technician who began turning out low-budget Westerns for Republic in 1937. By the mid-1940s Sherman worked his way up to medium-budget oaters and various fare for Columbia and Univeral among other studios. He directed John Wayne in "The Three Mesquiteers" series at the beginning of the actor's career, and his final film, "Big Jake" (1971), once again starred Wayne. All said and done, Sherman rustled up over 100 films and approximately 250 TV segments.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Big Jake (1971)
Director
Smoky (1966)
Director
Murieta (1965)
Director
Panic Button (1964)
Director
The Fiercest Heart (1961)
Director
The Wizard of Baghdad (1960)
Director
The Enemy General (1960)
Director
Hell Bent for Leather (1960)
Director
Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)
Director
The Flying Fontaines (1959)
Director
The Son of Robin Hood (1959)
Director
The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)
Director
Ten Days to Tulara (1958)
Director
The Hard Man (1957)
Director
Comanche (1956)
Director
Reprisal! (1956)
Director
Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
Director
The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)
Director
Count Three and Pray (1955)
Director
Dawn at Socorro (1954)
Director
Border River (1954)
Director
Johnny Dark (1954)
Director
The Veils of Bagdad (1953)
Director
War Arrow (1953)
Director
The Lone Hand (1953)
Director
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)
Director
Steel Town (1952)
Director
Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952)
Director
Against All Flags (1952)
Director
The Raging Tide (1951)
Director
The Golden Horde (1951)
Director
Tomahawk (1951)
Director
Target Unknown (1951)
Director
The Sleeping City (1950)
Director
Spy Hunt (1950)
Director
Comanche Territory (1950)
Director
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)
Director
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
Director
Red Canyon (1949)
Director
Sword in the Desert (1949)
Director
Relentless (1948)
Director
Larceny (1948)
Director
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948)
Director
River Lady (1948)
Director
Black Bart (1948)
Director
Last of the Redmen (1947)
Director
Personality Kid (1946)
Director
Talk About a Lady (1946)
Director
The Secret of the Whistler (1946)
Director
Renegades (1946)
Director
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)
Director
The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946)
Director
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945)
Director
The Lady and the Monster (1944)
Director
Storm Over Lisbon (1944)
Director
False Faces (1943)
Director
The West Side Kid (1943)
Director
The Mantrap (1943)
Director
The Purple V (1943)
Director
London Blackout Murders (1943)
Director
A Scream in the Dark (1943)
Director
Mystery Broadcast (1943)
Director
Flying Tigers (1942)
2nd Unit Director
X Marks the Spot (1942)
Director
The Cyclone Kid (1942)
Director
Stagecoach Express (1942)
Director
The Sombrero Kid (1942)
Director
Arizona Terrors (1942)
Director
Jesse James, Jr. (1942)
Director
Death Valley Outlaws (1941)
Director
Kansas Cyclone (1941)
Director
Citadel of Crime (1941)
Director
Two Gun Sheriff (1941)
Director
The Apache Kid (1941)
Director
The Phantom Cowboy (1941)
Director
A Missouri Outlaw (1941)
Director
Desert Bandit (1941)
Director
Wyoming Wildcat (1941)
Director
Covered Wagon Days (1940)
Director
The Trail Blazers (1940)
Director
Under Texas Skies (1940)
Director
Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940)
Director
Lone Star Raiders (1940)
Director
One Man's Law (1940)
Director
Ghost Valley Raiders (1940)
Director
The Tulsa Kid (1940)
Director
Texas Terrors (1940)
Director
Mexicali Rose (1939)
Director
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)
Director
The Night Riders (1939)
Director
The Kansas Terrors (1939)
Director
Colorado Sunset (1939)
Director
Wyoming Outlaw (1939)
Director
New Frontier (1939)
Director
South of the Border (1939)
Director
Three Texas Steers (1939)
Director
Cowboys from Texas (1939)
Director
Riders of the Black Hills (1938)
Director
Rhythm of the Saddle (1938)
Director
Outlaws of Sonora (1938)
Director
Red River Range (1938)
Director
Heroes of the Hills (1938)
Director
The Purple Vigilantes (1938)
Director
Pals of the Saddle (1938)
Director
Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
Director
Santa Fe Stampede (1938)
Director
Western Gold (1937)
Assistant Director
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)
Assistant Director
Hollywood Cowboy (1937)
Assistant Director
Secret Valley (1937)
Assistant Director
Park Avenue Logger (1937)
Assistant Director
The Hit Parade (1937)
Assistant Director
Wild Horse Rodeo (1937)
Director
Wild Brian Kent (1936)
Assistant Director
The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936)
Assistant Director
The Mine with the Iron Door (1936)
Assistant Director
Rainbow on the River (1936)
Assistant Director
The Border Patrolman (1936)
Assistant Director
Daniel Boone (1936)
Assistant Director
O'Malley of the Mounted (1936)
Assistant Director
Melody Trail (1935)
Assistant Director
Honeymoon, Limited (1935)
Second Assistant Director
Sunset Range (1935)
Assistant Director
Hypnotized (1932)
Assistant Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Gosford Park (2001)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Trouble with Harry (1955)
Grip
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Grip

Writer (Feature Film)

Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
Story
In Old Monterey (1939)
Original Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Little Mo (1978)
Producer
Hello Down There (1969)
Producer
The Fiercest Heart (1961)
Producer
The Comancheros (1961)
Producer
The Son of Robin Hood (1959)
Producer
Ten Days to Tulara (1958)
Producer
Storm Over Lisbon (1944)
Associate Producer
The Lady and the Monster (1944)
Associate Producer
False Faces (1943)
Associate Producer
The West Side Kid (1943)
Associate Producer
London Blackout Murders (1943)
Associate Producer
The Mantrap (1943)
Associate Producer
Mystery Broadcast (1943)
Associate Producer
The Purple V (1943)
Associate Producer
A Scream in the Dark (1943)
Associate Producer
Jesse James, Jr. (1942)
Associate Producer
Arizona Terrors (1942)
Associate Producer
X Marks the Spot (1942)
Associate Producer
The Sombrero Kid (1942)
Associate Producer
Stagecoach Express (1942)
Associate Producer
The Cyclone Kid (1942)
Associate Producer
The Phantom Cowboy (1941)
Associate Producer
Wyoming Wildcat (1941)
Associate Producer
Death Valley Outlaws (1941)
Associate Producer
Two Gun Sheriff (1941)
Associate Producer
The Apache Kid (1941)
Associate Producer
Citadel of Crime (1941)
Associate Producer
Kansas Cyclone (1941)
Associate Producer
A Missouri Outlaw (1941)
Associate Producer
Desert Bandit (1941)
Associate Producer
Frontier Vengeance (1940)
Associate Producer
Ghost Valley Raiders (1940)
Associate Producer
One Man's Law (1940)
Associate Producer
Texas Terrors (1940)
Associate Producer
The Tulsa Kid (1940)
Associate Producer

Sound (Feature Film)

The Buccaneer (1959)
Mike grip

Director (Special)

For the Love of Mike (1960)
Director
Strategic Air Command (1959)
Director

Producer (Special)

For the Love of Mike (1960)
Producer

Life Events

1937

Directorial debut, "Wild Horse Rodeo"

Videos

Movie Clip

Ten Days To Tulara (1958) - Are You Still Hungry? Taken at gunpoint after landing his plane at an airport in Mexico, one-man airline operator Scotty (Sterling Hayden) finds out his old associate Cesar (Rodolfo Hoyos), just escaped from prison, has a nasty plan, in Ten Days To Tulara, 1958.
Ten Days To Tulara (1958) - We're Both Fathers, Lousy Ones Mexican fugitive kingpin Cesar (Rodolfo Hoyos) warns Scotty (Sterling Hayden), whose son he's holding hostage, that he'd best stay away from his own daughter (Grace Raynor), who insists on tagging along, in Ten Days To Tulara, 1958.
Sword In The Desert (1949) - What Do You Use For A Heart? The opening from director George Sherman and writer-producer Robert Buckner, Dana Andrews as American ship captain Dillon, smuggling Jews to Palestine in a deal with Vogel (Stephen McNally), in Hollywood's first movie about Zionism, Sword In The Desert, 1949.
Sword In The Desert (1949) - Jewish Army Of Resistance Vogel (Stephen McNally), who has just smuggled a group of Jews into British Palestine, with his Haganah fighter friend Jeno (Paul Marion), tuning in as Sabra and Kurta (Marta Toren, Jeff Chandler, their first appearances) broadcast on underground radio, in Sword In The Desert, 1949.
Count Three And Pray - Gamblin' On Sunday! Civil War veteran and aspiring preacher Fargo (Van Heflin) with Georgina (Allison Hayes), an unhappy ex-girlfriend, then with tomboy Lissy (Joanne Woodward), temporary roommate in the church he's building, in Count Three And Pray, 1955.
Big Jake - Jacob McCandles John Wayne in his first scene seems to be policing the Southwest in general, confronting a vigilante (Jim Davis, a.k.a. "Jock Ewing") and rescuing a Scotsman (Bernard Fox) in Big Jake, 1971.
Big Jake - Daddy After Martha (Maureen O'Hara) hires estranged husband Jacob (John Wayne) to rescue a kidnapped grandson he didn't know they had, he tangles with their son James (Wayne's own son, Patrick), in an early scene from Big Jake, 1971.
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' - Opening, Maribel Opening credits with title tune by Burton Lane and Al Dubin, followed by "Big Bend" Mayor Maribel (Marjorie Main) facing off rival Chauncey (Harry Shannon) about the upcoming race in Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin', 1948.
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' - Me And My Shadow Salesman Wilbur (Donald O'Connor) has contrived to get himself locked in a barn with a firm tap floor where he performs the Al Jolson number "Me and My Shadow," in Feudin, Fussin' and A-Fightin', 1948.
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' - Handsome Woman En route to lay bets on the big foot-race against the next town, Mayor Maribel (Marjorie Main) and aide Billy (Percy Kilbride) broach difficult topics in Feudin' Fussin' and A-Fightin', 1948.
Comanche - Quanah Cavalry scout Jim Read (Dana Andrews) briefs General Miles (John Litel), Commissioner Ward (Lowell Gilmore) and a Mexican diplomat on Indian chief Quanah Parker, in Comanche, (1956).
Comanche - Meet Jim Read Cavalry scout Jim Read (Dana Andrews) isn't pleased with the report from Art Downey (Stacy Harris) of an encounter with the Indians in Comanche, (1956).

Trailer

Companions

Cleo Sherman
Wife
Married c. 1983.

Bibliography