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The Defiant Ones (1958)

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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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The Defiant Ones

7 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 19 21:08
James Baldwin famously derided this as white liberal wish fulfillment, and he wasn’t off the mark. Stanley Kramer’s cinema at its most essential elements is just that, well-intentioned if sanctimonious liberal guilt/fantasy. The Defiant Ones is another entry in that canon as it literalizes elements of racism by shackling the races together in a chain gang.   Never mind reality when there... read more
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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: 14 August 1958
UPC: 027616869364
Tags: Prison (7), Racism (6), Escape (6), Drama (5), 1958 (4), 1950s (4), Friendship (3), Usa (2), Chain Gang (2), Confrontation (2), Race Relations (2), Attempted Murder (1), Freight Train (1), Singing (1), Face Slap (1), Spit In The Face (1), Child With Gun (1), Man Hunt (1), Bloodhound (1), Children (1)
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“James Baldwin famously derided this as white liberal wish fulfillment, and he wasn’t off the mark. Stanley Kramer’s cinema at its most essential elements is just that, well-intentioned if sanctimonious liberal guilt/fantasy. The Defiant Ones is another entry in that canon as it literalizes elements of racism by shackling the races together in a chain gang.   Never mind reality when there’s an elaborate metaphor to explore racial tensions during the civil rights movement. It’s a long-form fable that starts out like The Fugitive, car crash that leaves two prisoners chained together on the run with the law in hot pursuit, before providing a series of moralizing episodes that explore a host of issues. Some of them are great and some of them are heavy-handed in their treatment, more” read more

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