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The Defiant Ones is a american film of genre Drama directed by Stanley Kramer released in USA on 24 september 1958 with Tony Curtis

The Defiant Ones (1958)

The Defiant Ones
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Released in USA 24 september 1958
Length 1h37
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Crime
Rating75% 3.796933.796933.796933.796933.79693

The Defiant Ones is a 1958 black and white film noir film which tells the story of two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, who are shackled together and who must co-operate in order to survive. It stars Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Cara Williams, Charles McGraw, and Lon Chaney, Jr. Ivan Dixon was a stunt double for Sidney Poitier.

The film was adapted by Harold Jacob Smith from the story by Nedrick Young, originally credited as Nathan E. Douglas. It was directed by Stanley Kramer.

Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, of the Our Gang comedies, has a small role. It was his last before his death.


The film starts with a truck driving at night. It swerves to miss another truck and crashes through a barrier. The rescuers clear up the debris and cover the people killed... mainly prisoners in the back. It is revealed that two are missing: a black man shackled to a white man, because "the warden had a sense of humor". They are told not to look too hard as "they will probably kill each other in the first five miles". Nevertheless a large posse and many bloodhounds are dispatched the next morning to find them.


Tony Curtis

(John 'Joker' Jackson)
Sidney Poitier

(Noah Cullen)
Theodore Bikel

(Sheriff Max Muller)
Cara Williams

(Billy's mother)
Charles McGraw

(Capt. Frank Gibbons)
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