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Other aspects of the film also recall , with a hierarchical team of government men working together on a goal, and issues of war and peace taking a role in the plot.

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"A pennant winner."—Kirkus Reviews

Truth, learning and discovery in Lewis come only after the hardest work, persistence through partial success and failure, and a deep commitment to thinking, reason and the life of the mind.

The shot then accompanies the bad guys as they cross North Fork's main street, enter the bank, and continues panning outside the bank along a window through which we see the villains move inside.


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Lewis first solo directorial effort has the hero passing into adulthood right on camera, as a musical number fades out on his boyish soprano, and fades in on his adult voice.

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One of the few things that most film fans seem to know about Lewis, is that in his early B-Western days he liked to shoot scenes through the spokes of a wagon wheel.

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Lewis loved to shoot through an astonishing array of geometrical objects: hanging baskets, chandeliers, ceiling fans, candelabra, clocks, fireplaces, triangles, buggy reins and steering wheels.

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There are whole worlds of Lewis shots through every sort of bars and grill work, from jail cell bars, wire fences, ribbed chair backs, barred windows or multi-paned windows.

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However, such Lewis films also tend to depict the victims of the rich as sympathetic small businesses, such as the freight company in , or the telegraph company in .

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There are also versions with comic undertones, such as , with Lee Van Cleef returning as a famous gunslinger whose personality is quite different from his character in .

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Some of these had joyous musical numbers: Bob Baker sings "Ride Along, Free Rangers" in , "Blaze Away, Cowboy" in , and "Adios, O Kid from Laredo" in .

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Related to the folk songs: the powerful opening of the episode , a politically charged suspense sequence accompanied by the black spiritual "My Lord Delivered Daniel".