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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


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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 ... (more)
Release date: 27 September 1958
UPC: 027616869364
Prison (7), Escape (6), Racism (6), Drama (5), 1958 (4), 1950s (4), Friendship (3), Confrontation (2), Usa (2), Chain Gang (2), Race Relations (2), Dramas (1), Inspiring Story (1), Adventure (1), Betrayal (1), Criminals (1), Black Man (1), Freight Train (1), Crime (1), Recommended (1)
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