George Sherman

George Sherman

director, producer, second unit director or assistant director

George Sherman was born on Jul 14, 1908 in USA. George Sherman's big-screen debut came with The Secret of the Whistler directed by George Sherman in 1946. George Sherman is known for Big Jake directed by George Sherman, John Wayne stars as Jacob McCandles and Richard Boone as John Fain. The most recent award George Sherman achieved is Golden Boot Awards. The upcoming new movie George Sherman plays is Big Jake which will be released on May 26, 1971.

American second feature director George Sherman arrived in California aboard the SS Mongolia (bound from New York City, where he was born), on which he served as a bellboy. He 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 to Republic Pictures. Sherman specialized almost exclusively in "B" westerns there (including the "Three Mesquiteers" series, which featured a young John Wayne). He also made occasional forays into action and horror themes, often managing to achieve a sense of style over substance. 'Variety', commenting on his handling of the "Mesquiteers" series, singled out his ability to 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 (5'0") Sherman turned out reliable low-budget fare for Columbia between 1945-48, then moved on to do the same at Universal for another eight years. After that, he turned to freelancing and working in television. The only "A"-grade products to his credit were two westerns, both starring John Wayne: The Comancheros (1961) (as producer) and Big Jake (1971) (as director, although Wayne took over when Sherman fell ill).

  • Birthday

    Jul 14, 1908
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For


2 wins & 0 nominations

Golden Boot Awards
Winner - Golden Boot
Western Heritage Awards
Theatrical Motion Picture
Winner - Bronze Wrangler

Movies & TV Shows