Joseph H. Lewis

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Joseph H. Lewis was an American B-movie film director whose stylish flourishes came to be appreciated by auteur theory-espousing film critics in the years following his retirement in 1966. In a 30-year directorial career, he helmed numerous low-budget westerns, action pictures and thrillers and is remembered for original mysteries My Name Is Julia... read more

Joseph H. Lewis was an American B-movie film director whose stylish flourishes came to be appreciated by auteur theory-espousing film critics in the years following his retirement in 1966. In a 30-year directorial career, he helmed numerous low-budget westerns, action pictures and thrillers and is remembered for original mysteries My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) and So Dark the Night (1946) as well as his most-highly regarded feature, 1950's Gun Crazy, which spotlighted a desperate young couple who embark on a deadly crime spree.

Born

Saturday, 06 April 1907

Died

Wednesday, 30 August 2000

Actor Filmography

Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula Himself 1997
American Cinema Himself, director, Gun Crazy, The Big Combo (as Joe Lewis) 1995
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