The Defiant Ones

THE DEFIANT ONES (PG)
D: Stanley Kramer
United Artists (Stanley Kramer)
USA 🇺🇸 1958
97 mins

Drama

W: Nathan E. Douglas & Harold Jacob Smith
DP: Sam Leavitt
Ed: Frederic Knudtson
Mus: Ernest Gold
PD: Rudolph Sternad
Cos: Joe King

Tony Curtis (John Jackson), Sidney Poitier (Noah Cullen), Theodore Bikel (Sheriff Max Muller), Charles McGraw (Captain Frank Gibbons), Lon Chaney, Jr. (Big Sam), King Donovan (Solly), Claude Akins (Mac), Cara Williams (The Woman)

Two escaped convicts of mixed races must work together in order to evade capture by the authorities.
An influential and important drama about racial acceptance as well as a chase movie, brilliantly written and directed with two excellent performances from Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier.
Hugely important for its time with a message that is just as relevant today.
8/10

Tony Curtis & Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones
Tony Curtis & Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones