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1 hr. 37 min.

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In 1950s America, members of a chain gang are being transported through the South when their truck crashes. Two of the convicts, John "Joker" Jackson (Tony Curtis) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier), who are chained together, find an opportunity to escape. Jackson is white, Cullen is black and, at first, the men appear to be opposites in every way. But as they flee across the country, the two form a deep bond. A female landowner leads Jackson to make a difficult decision about his own freedom.

Cast: Tony Curtis , Sidney Poitier , Theodore Bikel , Charles McGraw , Cara Williams , Lon Chaney Jr. , King Donovan , Claude Akins

Director: Stanley Kramer

Genres: Drama

Distributor: United Artists

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Release Date: September 11th, 2005|1 hr. 37 min.

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Tony Curtis Dead at 85: Remembering His Best Movies

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Andrew Scott on Sep 30th, 2010 10:00AM

Legendary actor Tony Curtis, star of such classic 1950s movies as 'Some Like It Hot' and 'The Defiant Ones,' died late Wednesday evening of cardiac arrest at his home in Las Vegas. He was 85. ...

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