George Sherman

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    • George Sherman

      [IMG:http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/john-wayne/John%20Wayne/sgeorge_L.jpg]GEORGE SHERMAN

      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Date of birth
      14 July 1908
      New York, USA

      Date of death
      15 March 1991
      Los Angeles County, California, USA.

      Mini-Biography
      From All Movie Guide:
      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. ~ Bruce Eder, All Movie Guide
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      Filmography
      Director
      1. "Nashville 99" (1977) TV Series
      2. Big Jake (1971)
      3. Smoky (1966)
      4. Joaquín Murrieta (1965)
      ... aka Murieta (USA)
      ... aka Vendetta (UK)
      5. Búsqueme a esa chica (1965)
      ... aka Find That Girl (International: English title: informal literal title)
      6. "Daniel Boone" (1964) TV Series
      7. Nueva Cenicienta, La (1964)
      ... aka The New Cinderella (International: English title: informal title)
      8. Panic Button (1964)
      9. The Fiercest Heart (1961)
      10. The Wizard of Baghdad (1960)
      11. "Route 66" (1960) TV Series (episode "The Cage Around Maria") (episode "Welcome to the Wedding") (episode "Who Is Chick Lorrimer, Where Has He Gone?")
      12. For the Love of Mike (1960)
      ... aka None But the Brave (UK)
      13. The Enemy General (1960)
      14. Hell Bent for Leather (1960)
      15. The Flying Fontaines (1959)
      16. "Rawhide" (1959) TV Series
      17. The Son of Robin Hood (1958)
      18. Ten Days to Tulara (1958)
      19. "The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca" (1958) TV Series
      ... aka Elfego Baca
      20. "Naked City" (1958) TV Series
      21. The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)
      22. The Hard Man (1957)
      23. "Goodyear Theatre" (1957) TV Series
      ... aka Award Theatre (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Golden Years of Television (USA: cable TV title)
      24. Reprisal! (1956)
      25. Comanche (1956)
      26. Count Three and Pray (1955)
      ... aka The Calico Pony (USA: alternative title)
      27. The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)
      28. "Screen Directors Playhouse" (1955) TV Series (episode "Cry Justice")
      29. Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
      ... aka Valley of Fury (UK)
      30. "Disneyland" (1954) TV Series (episode "Elfego Baca")
      ... aka Disney's Wonderful World (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Disney Sunday Movie (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Magical World of Disney (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Wonderful World of Disney (USA: new title)
      ... aka Walt Disney (USA: new title)
      ... aka Walt Disney Presents (USA: new title)
      ... aka Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (USA: new title)
      31. Dawn at Socorro (1954)
      32. Johnny Dark (1954)
      33. Border River (1954)
      34. War Arrow (1953)
      35. The Veils of Bagdad (1953)
      36. Lone Hand (1953)
      37. Against All Flags (1952)
      38. Back at the Front (1952)
      ... aka Willie and Joe Back at the Front (USA: reissue title)
      ... aka Willie and Joe in Tokyo (UK)
      39. Steel Town (1952)
      40. The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)
      41. The Golden Horde (1951)
      ... aka The Golden Horde of Genghis Khan
      42. Target Unknown (1951)
      43. Tomahawk (1951)
      ... aka Battle of Powder River (UK)
      44. The Raging Tide (1951)
      45. The Sleeping City (1950)
      ... aka Web of the City
      46. Spy Hunt (1950)
      ... aka Panther's Moon (UK)
      47. Comanche Territory (1950)
      48. Yes Sir That's My Baby (1949)
      49. Sword in the Desert (1949)
      50. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
      51. Red Canyon (1949)
      52. Larceny (1948)
      53. Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' (1948)
      54. River Lady (1948)
      55. Black Bart (1948)
      ... aka Black Bart, Highwayman (UK)
      56. Relentless (1948)
      57. Last of the Redmen (1947)
      ... aka Last of the Redskins (UK)
      58. The Secret of the Whistler (1946)
      59. Personality Kid (1946)
      60. Renegades (1946)
      61. Talk About a Lady (1946)
      ... aka Duchess of Broadway
      62. The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946)
      63. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)
      64. The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945)
      ... aka The Doctor's Courage (UK)
      65. Storm Over Lisbon (1944)
      ... aka Inside the Underworld (USA: reissue title)
      66. The Lady and the Monster (1944)
      ... aka Monster & Tiger Man (USA: reissue title)
      ... aka The Lady and the Doctor (UK)
      ... aka Tiger Man (USA: reissue title)
      67. Mystery Broadcast (1943)
      68. A Scream in the Dark (1943)
      69. West Side Kid (1943)
      70. False Faces (1943)
      ... aka The Attorney's Dilemma (UK)
      71. Mantrap (1943)
      72. The Purple V (1943)
      73. London Blackout Murders (1943)
      ... aka Secret Motive
      74. X Marks the Spot (1942)
      75. The Sombrero Kid (1942)
      76. The Cyclone Kid (1942)
      77. Jesse James, Jr. (1942)
      ... aka Sundown Fury
      78. Stagecoach Express (1942)
      79. Arizona Terrors (1942)
      80. A Missouri Outlaw (1941)
      81. Death Valley Outlaws (1941)
      82. The Apache Kid (1941)
      83. Citadel of Crime (1941/I)
      ... aka Outside the Law
      84. Kansas Cyclone (1941)
      85. Desert Bandit (1941)
      86. The Phantom Cowboy (1941)
      87. Wyoming Wildcat (1941)
      88. Lone Star Raiders (1940)
      89. Texas Terrors (1940)
      90. The Trail Blazers (1940)
      91. Frontier Vengeance (1940) (illness replacement) (uncredited)
      92. Under Texas Skies (1940)
      93. The Tulsa Kid (1940)
      94. One Man's Law (1940)
      95. Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940)
      96. Covered Wagon Days (1940)
      97. Two Gun Sheriff (1940)
      98. Ghost Valley Raiders (1940)

      99. South of the Border (1939)
      100. The Cowboys from Texas (1939)
      101. Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)
      102. The Kansas Terrors (1939)
      103. New Frontier (1939)
      ... aka Frontier Horizon
      104. Colorado Sunset (1939)
      105. Wyoming Outlaw (1939)
      106. Three Texas Steers (1939)
      ... aka Danger Rides the Range
      107. The Night Riders (1939)
      108. Mexicali Rose (1939)
      109. Red River Range (1938)
      110. Santa Fe Stampede (1938)
      111. Rhythm of the Saddle (1938)
      112. Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
      113. Pals of the Saddle (1938)
      114. Heroes of the Hills (1938)
      115. Riders of the Black Hills (1938)
      116. Outlaws of Sonora (1938)
      ... aka Guns of Sonora
      117. The Purple Vigilantes (1938)
      ... aka Purple Riders (UK)
      118. Wild Horse Rodeo (1937)
      119. Hollywood Cowboy (1937) (uncredited)
      ... aka Wings Over Wyoming

      Producer
      1. Little Mo (1978) (TV) (producer)
      2. Hello Down There (1969) (producer)
      ... aka Sub-A-Dub-Dub (USA: reissue title)
      3. "Daniel Boone" (1964) TV Series (producer)
      4. The Comancheros (1961) (producer)
      5. The Fiercest Heart (1961) (producer)
      6. For the Love of Mike (1960) (producer)
      ... aka None But the Brave (UK)
      7. The Son of Robin Hood (1958) (producer)
      8. Ten Days to Tulara (1958) (producer)
      9. Storm Over Lisbon (1944) (associate producer)
      ... aka Inside the Underworld (USA: reissue title)
      10. The Lady and the Monster (1944) (associate producer)
      ... aka Monster & Tiger Man (USA: reissue title)
      ... aka The Lady and the Doctor (UK)
      ... aka Tiger Man (USA: reissue title)
      11. Mystery Broadcast (1943) (associate producer)
      12. A Scream in the Dark (1943) (associate producer)
      13. West Side Kid (1943) (producer)
      14. False Faces (1943) (associate producer)
      ... aka The Attorney's Dilemma (UK)
      15. Mantrap (1943) (associate producer)
      16. The Purple V (1943) (associate producer)
      17. London Blackout Murders (1943) (associate producer)
      ... aka Secret Motive
      18. X Marks the Spot (1942) (producer)
      19. The Sombrero Kid (1942) (associate producer)
      20. The Cyclone Kid (1942) (associate producer)
      21. Jesse James, Jr. (1942) (associate producer)
      ... aka Sundown Fury
      22. Stagecoach Express (1942) (associate producer)
      23. Arizona Terrors (1942) (associate producer)
      24. A Missouri Outlaw (1941) (producer)
      25. Death Valley Outlaws (1941) (associate producer)
      26. The Apache Kid (1941) (associate producer)
      27. Citadel of Crime (1941/I) (producer)
      ... aka Outside the Law
      28. Kansas Cyclone (1941) (producer)
      29. Desert Bandit (1941) (associate producer)
      30. The Phantom Cowboy (1941) (associate producer)
      31. Wyoming Wildcat (1941) (associate producer)
      32. Texas Terrors (1940) (associate producer)
      33. Frontier Vengeance (1940) (associate producer) (credited, but replaced by illness)
      34. The Tulsa Kid (1940) (associate producer)
      35. One Man's Law (1940) (associate producer)
      36. Two Gun Sheriff (1940) (associate producer)
      37. Ghost Valley Raiders (1940) (associate producer)

      Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
      1. Flying Tigers (1942) (second unit director) (uncredited)
      2. Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) (assistant director)
      ... aka Manhattan Music Box (UK)
      3. Windjammer (1937) (assistant director)
      4. Hollywood Cowboy (1937) (assistant director) (uncredited)
      ... aka Wings Over Wyoming
      5. Hit Parade of 1937 (1937) (assistant director)
      ... aka I'll Pick a Star (reissue title)
      ... aka I'll Reach for a Star (USA: TV title (reissue title))
      ... aka The Hit Parade
      6. Park Avenue Logger (1937) (assistant director)
      ... aka Millionaire Playboy (UK)
      ... aka Tall Timber (USA: reissue title)
      7. Secret Valley (1937) (assistant director)
      ... aka Gangster's Valley (UK)
      8. Daniel Boone (1936) (assistant director)
      9. The Mine with the Iron Door (1936) (assistant director)
      10. Rainbow's End (1935) (assistant director)
      11. Sunset Range (1935) (assistant director)
      12. Hypnotized (1932) (assistant director) (uncredited)
      13. The Lion and the House (1932) (assistant director)

      Writer
      1. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) (story)
      2. In Old Monterey (1939) (story)

      Art Department
      1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) (assistant props)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • George Sherman
      was responsible for 9
      very important films for the Duke, and involved in one other.
      He sought of carried on,where Robert North Bradbury, had finished,
      but without anywhere near, the impact RNB, had, had on Duke's career!!

      Big Jake1971
      Flying Tigers (1942) (second unit director) (uncredited)
      Frontier Horizons. 1939
      Wyoming Outlaw. 1939
      Three Texas Steers.1939
      The Night Riders. 1939
      Red River Range. 1938
      Santa Fe Stampede. 1938
      Overland Stage Raiders. 1938
      Pals of the Saddle.1938

      The Three Mesquiteers , were all directed by George,
      but were amongst the most dreariest films ,Duke made!

      How come this 30's low budget director, came to do Big Jake ???
      Well by the 70's, he was having trouble finding work so Duke hired him!!!,
      although there was never any question, of who was in charge!

      Gene Autry sai
      George Sherman, was about the size of a popcorn kerrnel,, but he was an artist.. Like Howard Hawks,, he had a taste, for give and take, dialogue, and the tongue in the cheek approach.to making films.

      Sherman's talent, was to get the job done,
      without, wasting time and money!!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- George Sherman

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Just to re-introduce one of Duke's directors,
      who took over after Robert North Bradbury,
      and in the end made Big Jake


      I came here to specifically mention Big Jake as their finest hour (Or two if you are going to nitpick) together.