Joseph H. Lewis

(First appeared in Cinema (U.S.), v.7, n.1, Fall 1971)

1937 Navy Spy (Grand National), dir: Joseph H. Lewis and Crane Wilbur, sc: Crane Wilbur, prod: George A. Hirliman, phot: Mack Stengler, ed: Tony Martinelli. Cast: Conrad Nagel, Eleanor Hunt, Judith Allen, Jack Doyle, Phil Dunham, Don Barclay, Howard Lang, Crawford Kent

1937 Courage of the West (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Norton S. Parker, prod: Trem Carr, ed: Charles Craft. Cast: Bob Baker, Lois January, J. Farrell MacDonald, Fuzzy Knight, Carl Stockdale, Albert Russell, Harry Woods.

1937 The Singing Outlaw (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Harry O. Hoyt, prod: Trem Carr, ed: Charles Craft. Cast: Bob Baker, Joan Barclay

1937 The Spy Ring/International Spy (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: George Waggner, from story by Frank Vanwychk Mason, prod: Trem Carr. Cast: William Hall, Jane Wyman, Jane Carleton, Leon Ames, Ben Alexander, Don Barclay, Robert Warwick, Paul Smith, Jack Mulhall, Egon Breicher, Philip Trent, Roy Mason.

1938 The Last Stand (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Harry O. Hoyt and Norton S. Parker, from Hoyt’s story, prod: Trem Carr, phot: Harry Neumann, ed: Charles Craft. Cast: Bob Baker, Constance Moore, Fuzzy Knight, Earl Hodgins, Forrest Taylor, Glen Strenge, Jack Kirk

1938 Border Wolves (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Norton S. Parker, prod: Trem Carr, phot: Harry Neumann, ed: Charles Craft. Cast: Bob Baker, Constance Moore, Fuzzy Knight, Dickie Jones, Willie Fung, Glen Strange, Frank Campeau, Oscar O’Shea, Ed Cassidy, Jack Montgomery, Dick Dorrell, Arthur Van Slyke, Frank Ellis

1940 Two Fisted Rangers (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: fred K. Myton, phot: George Meehan, ed: Charles Nelson. Cast: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredity, Bob Nolan, Kenneth MacDonald, Hal Taliaferro, Dick Curtis, Bill Cody, Jr., Pat Brady, Sons of the Pioneers

1940 Blazing Six Shooters (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Paul Franklin, phot: George Meehan, ed: Richard Fantl. Cast: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Dave Curtis, Al Bridge, George Cleveland, Henry Hall, Bob Nolan, Stanley Brown, John Tyrell, Eddie Laughton, Francis Walker, Edmund Cobb, Bruce Bennett, Sons of the Pioneers

1940 The Return of Wild Bill (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: fred K. Myton and Robert L. Johnson, from a tory by Walt Coburn, phot: George Meehan, ed: Richard Fantl. Cast: Bill Elliot, Iris Meredith, Luana Walters, George Lloyd, Edward Le Saitn, Frank LaRue, Francis Walker, Chuck Morrison, Dub Taylor, Buel Bryant, W. Kellogg

1940 Texas Stagecoach (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Fred K. Myton, prod: Leon Barsha, phot: George Meehan, ed: Charles Nelson. Cast: Charles Starrett, Irish Meredith, Bob Nolan, Dick Curtis, Kenneth MacDonald, Edward Le Saint, Harry Cording, Francis Walker

1940 The Man from Tumbleweeds (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Charles Francis Royal, phot: George Meehan, ed: Charles Nelson. Cast: Bill Elliot, Dub Taylor, Iris Meredith, Raphael Bennett, Francis Walker, Ernie Adams, Al Hill, Stanley Brown, Richard Fiske, Edward Le Saint, Don Beddoe

1940 Boys of the City (Monogram) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: William Lively, prod: Sam Katzman, phot: Richard Cline, ed: Carl Pierson. Cast: Bobby Jordon, Leo Gorcey, Dave O’Brien, Vicne Barnett, George Humbert, Hally Chester, sunshine Sammy, Frankie Burke

1940 That Gang of Mine (Monogram) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: William Lively, from a story by Alan Whitman, prod: Sam Katzman, phot: Richard Cline, ed: Carl Pierson. Cast: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Clarence Muse, Dave O’Brien, Joyce Bryant, Donald Haines, David Gorcey, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Eugene Francis, Milton Kibbee, Hazel Keener, Richard R. Tarry, Wilbur Mack

1941 The Invisible Ghost (Monogram) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Alan and Helen Martin, prod: Sam Katzman, phot: Marcel Le Picard, ed: Robert Golden. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Polly Ann Young, John McGuire, Clarence Muse, Terry Walker, Betty Compson, Ernie Adams, George Pembroke, Fred Kelsey, Jack Mulhall

1941 Price of the Bowery (Monogram) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: George Plympton, from a story by Steven Clensos, prod: Sam Katzman, phot: Robert Cline. Cast: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Donald Haines, Carlton young, Kenneth Howell, David Gorcey, Sunshine Sammy, Eugene Francis, Mary Ainsley, Kenneth Harlan

1941 Criminals Within (Producers Releasing Corporation) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Edward Bennett, from a story by Arthur Hoerl, prod: E. H. Derr, phot: Arthur Martinelli, ed: Howard Dillinger. Cast: Eric Linden, Ann Doran

1942 Secrets of a Co-Ed/Silent Witness (Producers Releasing Corporation) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: George W. Sayre, prod: Alfred Stern and Arthur Alexander, phot: Robert Cline, ed: Charles Henkel, Jr., music d: Lee Zahler, songs: J. Jay Levinson, Ray Evans, Harold Lobo, Milton de Oliviera. Cast: Otto Kruger, Tina Thayer, Rick Vallin, Russell Hoyt, Marcia Mai Jones, Geraldine Spreckles, Diana Del Rio, Herbert Vigran, Patricia Knox, Claire Rochelle, Addison Richards, Isabelle La Mal

1942 Bombs Over Burma (Producers Releasing Corporation) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Joseph H. Lewis and Milton Raison, from a story by Raison, prod: Alfred Stern, Arthur Alexander, phot: Robert Cline, ed: Charles Henkel, Jr. Cast: Anna May Wong, Noel Madison, Leslie Dennison, Nedrick Young, Dan Seymour, Frank Lackteen, Judith Gibson, Dennis Moore, Hayward Soo Hoo, Richard Loo, Paul Fung

1942 The Mad Doctor of Market Street (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Al Martin, prod: Paul Malvern, phot: Jerry Ash, ed: Ralph Dixon. Cast: Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, Nat Pendleton, Claire Dodd, Richard Davies, Anne Nagel, John Eldredge, Ray Mala, Noble Johnson, Rosina Galli, Al Kikume, Milton Kibbee, Byron Shores, Tani Marsh, Billy Bunkley

1942 Arizona Cyclone (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Sherman Lowe, phot: Charles Van Enger, music: Milton Rosen, Austin Group. Cast: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O’Day, Kathryn Adams, Herbert Rawlinson, Dick Curtis, Robert Strange, Glen Strange, The Notables

1942 The Boss of Hangtown Mesa (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Oliver Drake, phot: Charles Van Enger, Ed: Maurice Wright, art d: Jack Otterson, music d: H.J. Salter. Cast: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, William Farnum, Rex Lease, Helen Deverell, Hugh Prosser, Robert Barron, Michael Vallon, Henry Hall, Fred Kohler, Jr., Nora Lou Martin, Pals of the Golden West

1942 The Silver Bullet (Universal) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, story: Oliver Drake, sc: Elizabeth Beecher, phot: Charles Van Enger, ed: Maurice Wright, art d: Jack Otterson, music d: H.J. Salter. Cast: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, William Farnum, Jennifer Holt, LeRoby Mason, Rex Lease, Grace Lenard, Claire Whitney, Charles “Slim” Whitaker, Michael Vallon, Merrill McCormick

1944 The Minstrel Man (Producers Releasing Corporation) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Irwin Franklin and Pierre Gendron, from a story by Martin Mooney and Raymond L. Schrock, prod: Leon Fromkess, prod. Des: Edgar G. Ulmer, art d: Paul Palmentola, phot: Marcel Le Picard, ed: Carl Pierson. Cast: Benny Fields, Gladys George, Alan Dinehart, Roscoe Karns, Jerome Cowen, Judy Clark, Molly Lamont, John Raitt, The Ernestos, Eddie Kane, Lee White

1945 The Falcon in San Francisco (RKO) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Robert Kent and Ben Markson, from Kent’s story, based on characters by Michael Arlen, prod: Marucie Geraghty, phot: Virgil Miller, William Sickner, ed: Ernie Leadlay, art d: Albert D’Agostino, Charles Pyke, music: Paul Sawtell. Cast: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward S. Brophoy, Sharyn Moffett, Faye Helm, Robert Armstrong, Carl Kent, George Holmes, John Mylong

1945 My Name is Julia Ross (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Muriel Roy Bolton, from the novel “The Woman in Red” by Anthony Gilbert, prod: Wallace macDonald, phot: Burnett Guffey, ed: Henry Batista, art d: Jerome Pycha, Jr., music d: Mischa Bakaleinikoff. Cast: Nina Foch, Dame May Whitty, George MacReady, Roland Varno, Anita Baxter, Doris Lloyd, Leonard Mudie, Joy Harrington, Queenie Leonard, Harry Hays Morgan, Ottola Nesmith, Olaf Hytten, Evan Thomas

1946 So Dark the Night (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Martin Berkeley and Dwight Babcock, from the story by Aubrey Wisberg, prod: Ted Richmond, phot: Burnett Guffey, ed: Jerome Thoms, art d: Carl Anderson, music: Hugo Friedhofer, music d: M.W. Stoloff. Cast: Steven Geray, Micheline Cheirel, Eugene Borden, Ann Codec, Theodore Gottleib, Gregory Gay, Jean Del Val, Paul Marion, Emil Ramu, Louis Marcier

1946: The Jolson Story (Columbia), dir: Alred E. Green. Musical sequences directed by Joseph H. Lewis.

1947 The Swordsman (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Wildred H. Pettit, prod: Burt Kelly, phot: William Snyder, ed: Al Clark, music: hugo Friedhofer, music d: M.W. Stoloff. Cast: Larry Parks, Ellen Drew, George MacReady, Edgar Buchanan, Ray Collins, Marc Platt, Michael Duane, Nedrick Kyoung, Robert Shayne, William Bevan, Lumsden Hare, Tom Stevenson, Harry Allne

1949 The Return of October (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, from a story by Connie Lee and Karen De Wolf, prod: Rudolph Mate, pho: William Synder, ed: Gene Havlick. Cast: Glenn Ford, Terry Moore, Albert Sharpe, James Gleason, Dame May Whitty, Henry O’Neil, Frederick Tozere, Samuel S. Hinds, Lloyd Corrigan, Roland Winters, Stephen Dunne, Gus Schilling, Murray Alper, Horace McMahon, Vicotira Home, Byron Foulger, Bill Pearson, Russell Hicks, Robert Malcolm, Ray Walker

1949 The Undercover Man (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Sydney Boehm, adapt: Jack Rubin, story: Frank J. Wilson, prod: Robert Rossen, phot: Burnett Guffey, ed: Al Clark, art d: Walter Holscher. Cast: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore, Barry Kelley, David Wolfe, Frank Twedell, Howard St. John, John F. Hamilton, Leo Penn, Joan Lazer, Esther Minciotti, Angela Clarke, Anthony Caruso, Robert Osterloh, Kay Medford, Patricia White

1950 A Lady Without a Passport (MGM) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Howard Dimsdale, adapt: Cyril Hume, story: Lawrence Taylor, prod: Samuel Marx, phot: Paul C. Vogel, ed: Frederick Y. Smith, art d: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno, music: David Raksin. Cast: Hedy Lamarr, John Hodiak, James Craig, George MacReady, Steven Geray, Bruce Cowling, Nedrick Young, Steven Hill, Robert Osterloh, Trevor Bardette, Charles Wagenheim.

1950 Gun Crazy/Deadly Is the Female (United Artists) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: MacKinlay Kantor and Millard Kaufman, from Kantor’s story, prod: Frank and Maurice King, phot: Russell Harlan, ed: Harry Gerstad, art d: Gordon Wiles, music: Stuart Fryt. Cast: Peggy Cummincs, John Dall, Barry Kroeger, Annabel Shaw, Harry Lewis, Morris Carnovsky, Stanley Praeger, Nedrick Young

1951 Retreat Hell! (Warner Brothers) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Milton Sperling and Ted Sherdeman, prod: Milton Sperling, a.d.: Oren Haglund, phot: Walter Lynch, ed: Folmar Blangsted, art d: Edward Carrere, music: William Lava. Cast: Frank Lovejoy, Richard Carlson, Rusty Tamblyn, Anita Louise, Nedrick Young, Lamont Johnson, Robert Ellis, Paul Smith, Peter Ortiz

1952 Desperate Search (MGM) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Walter Doniger, from Arthur Mayse’s story, prod: Matthew Rapf, phot: Harold Lipstein, ed: Joseph Dervin, art d: Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu, sets: Edwin B. Willis, Ralph Hurst, music: Rudolph G. Kopp. Cast: Howard Keel, Jane Greer, Patricia Median, Keenan Wynn, Robert Burton, Lee Aaker

1953 Cry of the Hunted (MGM) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Jack Leonard and Marion Wolfe from Leonard’s story, prod: William Grady, Jr., phot: Harold Lipstein, ed: Conrad Nervig, art d: Cedric Gibbons, Malcolm Brown, music: Rudolph G. Kopp. Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Barry Sullivan, Polly Bergen, William Conrad, Mary Zavian, Robert Burton

1955 The Big Combo (Allied Artists) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Philip Yordan, prod: Sidney Harmon, phot: John Alton, ed: Robert Eisen, a.d.: Mack Wright and Robert Justman, music: David Raksin. Cast: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef, Helen Walker, Earl Holliman, John Hoyt, Ted de Corsia, Helene Stanton, Jay Adler, Ray Gordon, Whit Bissell, Philip Van Zandt

1955 A Lawless Street (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Kenneth Gamet, from Brad Ward’s “The Marshall of Medicine Bend”, a.d.: Abner E. Singer, phot: Ray Rennahan, in technicolor, ed: Gene Havlick, prod: Harry Joe Brown, art d: George Brooks, music: Paul Sawtell. Cast: Randolph Scott, Angela Lansbury, Warner Anderson, Jean Parker, Wallace Ford, John Emery, James Bell, Ruth Donnelly, Michael Pate

1955: Man on a Bus (short)

1956 The Seventh Cavalry (Columbia) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Peter Pakcer, from Glendon F. Swarthout’s story, prod: Harry Joe Brown, a.d.: Abner E. Singer, George Brooks, phot: Ray Rennahan, in technicolor, ed: Gene Havlick. Cast: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen, Jeanette Nolan, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon, Harry Carey, Jr., Michael Pate, Donald Curtis, Frank Wilcox, Pat Hogan

1957 The Halliday Brand (United Artists) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: George W. George and George S. Slavin, prod: Collier Young, a.d.: Louis Germonprez and David Garber, phot: Ray Rennahan in technicolor, ed: Stuart O’Brien, music: Stanley Wilson. Cast: Joseph Cotton, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair, Ward Bond, Bill Williams, Jay C. Flippen, Christopher Dark, Jeanette Nolan

1958 Terror in a Texas Town (United Artists) dir: Joseph H. Lewis, sc: Ben L. Perry, prod: Frank N. Seltzer, a.d.: Richard Dixon, William Ferrari, phot: Ray Rennahan in technicolor, ed: Frank Sullivan, music: Gerald Fried. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Martin, Ned Young, Victor Milan, Ann Varela, Victor Milan, Ann Varela, Sheb Wooley, Fred Kohler, Steve Mitchell, Marilee Earle, Jamie Russell, Tyler McVey, Ted Stanhope, Gil Lamb, Frank Ferguson, Hank Patterson

Television work:

The Rifleman: episodes: “Duel Of Honor” (1958); “The Safe Guard” (1958); “Panic” (1959); “Closer Than A Brother” (1960).

Detectives: episode: “The Hiding Place” (1960).

Dick Powell Theater: episode: “The Hook” (1962).

Gunsmoke: episode: “One Killer On Ice” (1964).

The Big Valley: episodes: “Boots With My Father’s Name” (1965); “Night Of The Wolf” (1965); “The Man From Nowhere” (1966).

Branded (pilot episode, 1965).

A Man Called Shenandoah: episodes: “Incident At Dry Creek” (1966); “The Death Of Matthew Eldridge” (1966); “Plunder” (1966).

And, finally:

Lewis also designed the credits for several B films in 1935 and 1936.