Film Journal 2011 (88 movies items)
" September 9th - Sidney Poitier gives a terrific performance playing his character with understated dignity and intensity. Not to be outdone, Rod Steiger delivers another great performance as the temperamental police chief. At first these characters are completely incompatible and polar opposites. As the film progresses however, we see them develop a respect for each other, while contentious at time, but still work together for the benefit of each other. This is a wonderful analogy for the "