Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wagon Wheeler

Joe Lewis, dubbed "Wagon Wheel Joe"
worked wonders without any dough
From the Western to Noir
with his talent went far
staying close to film's poverty row

When Joseph H. Lewis was getting his start on no-budget
Westerns, editors dubbed him "Wagon Wheel Joe" due to
his penchant for shooting through the spokes of wagon wheels
to create interesting compositions. Lewis always did what could
with the low budgets, and went on to direct some of the most
accomplished B films ever made--My Name is Julia Ross was
only the first of many. Here's a limerick on Lewis' brilliant
noir-on-the-run, Gun Crazy.

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