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Director, Joseph H. Lewis, was born on Apr 6, 1907 in New York City, NY. Lewis died at the age of 93 on Aug 30, 2000 in Santa Monica, CA .

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NOIR RISING: JOSEPH LEWIS & BURNETT GUFFEY DOUBLE FEATURE

By Mark on Jul 1, 2009 From Where Danger Lives

Just after the war director Joseph Lewis and cinematographer Burnett Guffey collaborated on two prototypical film noir pictures for Columbia’s B unit. Both My Name is Julia Ross and So Dark the Night are suspense thrillers set overseas. While neither is a full-fledged film noir, each film has ... Read full article


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Brother of Ben Lewis.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945." Pages 661-666. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

His nickname was "Wagon Wheel Joe," a name he received early in his career when he was shooting B Westerns for Universal. He had a penchant for framing shots through the spokes of the nearest wagon wheel, to break up the visual monotony of a scene. Several of the editors at Universal complained to the studio brass that they had a hard time cutting Lewis' films because "he keeps putting these damn wagon wheels in front of everything." Director Oliver Drake, a friend of Lewis' and also his boss on those Westerns, jokingly referred to him as "Wagon Wheel Joe," and the name stuck.

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