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The Defiant Ones (1958)

The Defiant Ones
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Tony Curtis Tony Curtis
John 'Joker' Jackson
Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
Noah Cullen
Theodore Bikel Theodore Bikel
Sheriff Max Muller
Charles McGraw Charles McGraw
Capt. Frank Gibbons
Lon Chaney Jr. Lon Chaney Jr.
Big Sam
King Donovan King Donovan
Solly


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Harold Jacob Smith Harold Jacob Smith
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Description: Set in the deep south, two escaped convicts (Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier) are separated by their color, but bound by their desire for freedom and a 29-inch steel chain. Two escaped convicts -- one black (Poitier), one white (Curtis), ... Full Descriptionand both shackled in the same pair of handcuffs -- battle the elements and each other as they travel Southern back roads eluding the ever-approaching posse. Though the device of binding two racial antagonists together for survival may be rather obvious, the performances make the result compelling. Watch for Lon Chaney, Jr. along the way. ... (more)
Release date: 27 September 1958
UPC: 027616869364
Tags: Prison (7), Escape (6), Racism (6), Drama (5), 1958 (4), 1950s (4), Usa (3), Friendship (3), Chain Gang (2), Race Relations (2), Confrontation (2), Attempted Murder (1), Ex Convict (1), Truck Accident (1), Sheriff (1), Ethnic Slur (1), Racist (1), Humanitarian (1), Classics (1), African American (1)
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