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The Defiant Ones (1958)



The Defiant Ones

(1958)

Crime / Drama

97 minutes

Directed by Stanley Kramer

Cast:

Tony Curtis as John 'Joker' Jackson
Sidney Poitier as Noah Cullen
Theodore Bikel as Sheriff Max Muller
Charles McGraw as Captain Frank Gibbons
Lon Chaney Jr. as Big Sam
King Donovan as Solly
Claude Akins as Mack
Lawrence Dobkin as Editor
Whit Bissell as Lou Gans
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer as Angus
Kevin Coughlin as Billy
Cara Williams as Billy's mother

Joker Jackson and Noah Cullen are inmates who despise each other. They are on a chain gang and escape together after a truck accident. They must rely on each other since they are chained together and when they break away from the chains, they begin to respect each other.


This film won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay.  It was also nominated for Academy Awards for:

        Best Actor in a Leading Role - Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier 
        Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Theodore Bikel 
        Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Cara Williams 
        Best Director
        Best Film Editing
        Best Picture




Directors: Stanley Kramer
Actors: Claude Akins, Whit Bissell, Lon Chaney Jr., Tony Curtis, Lawrence Dobkin, Charles McGraw, Sidney Poitier, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
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Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams
Matinee Classics - The Defiant Ones starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Kevin Coughlin and Cara Williams


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