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  • BIRTH 14/07/1908
  • DEATH 15/03/1991
  • Country United States
  • DIRECTOR 28
  • SCRIPT 1
  • PRODUCTION 1

George Sherman

American second feature director who arrived in California aboard the SS Mongolia (bound from New York) on which he served as a bellboy. Sherman began his career in the movie business in the mail room at Warner Brothers before working his way up to assistant director. By 1937, he had graduated to directing in his own right under contract with Republic. Sherman specialised almost exclusively in B-westerns, (including the "Three Mesqueteers" series, which featured a young John Wayne), with occasional forays into action and horror themes. He often achieved a sense of style over substance. Indeed, as to his handling of the 'Mesqueteers', Variety commented on his imparting a "poetry in motion" to his "unified timing of cowboys mounting, riding, wheeling, galloping and dismounting of steeds" (July 2 1939). From 1940, Sherman also served as associate producer on many of his films.

The diminutive (five foot) Sherman turned out reliable low-budget fare for Columbia between 1945 and 1948, then moved on to do the same at Universal for another eight years. Thereafter, he turned to free-lancing and working in television. The only A-grade films to his credit were two westerns, starring John Wayne: The Comancheros (1961), as producer; and Big Jake (1971), as director.

Date of Birth 14 July 1908, New York City, New York

Date of Death 15 March 1991, Los Angeles County, California

George Sherman

Director (28)

Big Jake
Big Jake
Against All Flags
Against All Flags
War Arrow
War Arrow
The Battle at Apache Pass
The Battle at Apache Pass
Black Bart
Black Bart
The Last of the Fast Guns
The Last of the Fast Guns
Route 66
Route 66
(3 episodes)
Gentle Ben
Gentle Ben
(2 episodes)
Rawhide
Rawhide
(1 episode)
The Purple Vigilantes
The Purple Vigilantes
Chief Crazy Horse
Chief Crazy Horse
Mexicali Rose
Mexicali Rose
The Enemy General
The Enemy General
The Night Riders
The Night Riders
The Golden Horde
The Golden Horde
Border River
Border River
Larceny
Larceny
The Fiercest Heart
The Fiercest Heart
River Lady
River Lady
Sword in the Desert
Sword in the Desert
The Treasure of Pancho Villa
The Treasure of Pancho Villa
Santa Fe Stampede
Santa Fe Stampede
The Crime Doctor's Courage
The Crime Doctor's Courage
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
Comanche Territory
Comanche Territory
Comanche
Comanche
Tomahawk
Tomahawk
Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
(11 episodes)

Script

The Pursuit of Happiness
The Pursuit of Happiness

Production

The Comancheros
The Comancheros