Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges

Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges

by Glenn Lovell


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Henry Herzog survived the liquidation of the Rzeszow ghetto in Poland and endured terrible hardships in forced labor camps. He documents the increasing severity of Nazi rule in Rzeszow and the complicity of the Jewish council (the Judenrat) and Jewish police in the round-ups for deportation to the Belzec concentration camp. One of these deportations took his parents to their deaths. His brothers were caught, tortured, and killed by the Gestapo. Herzog and his sister escaped to Hungary where although she found refuge he was betrayed, arrested, and finally put on a train to the concentration camps. Escaping by jumping off the train and fleeing into the Tatra Mountains, he joined a group of Russian partisans to fight the Nazis.
1995 paperback, Saga Publishers / Folio Private"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299228347
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Series: Wisconsin Film Studies
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Glenn Lovell is the former film critic for the San Jose Mercury News. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Variety, and Columbia Journalism Review. He teaches film studies at De Anza College and other schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. He contributed to Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist, by Patrick McGilligan and Paul Buhle.

Table of Contents

1. Sturges with a Blast of Rum             
2. Youth                      
3. RKO                       
4. War & Wyler                      
5. Columbia Years                   
6. MGM                     
7. A Walk in the Sun               
8. At Sea                     
9. Gun for Hire            
10. The Pack, Plus One                       
11. The Mirisch Years             
12. Roadshows                       

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