The Defiant Ones (1958)

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Synopsis

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Cast

  • Tony Curtis
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Theodore Bikel
  • Charles McGraw
  • Cara Williams
  • Lon Chaney
  • King Donovan
  • Claude Akins
  • Lawrence Dobkin
  • Whit Bissell

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Metacritic

80

The Defiant Ones combines Stanley Kramer’s trademark liberal politics with a picaresque adventure that is deftly entertaining, tense and heartfelt.

Metacritic review by Christopher Machell
Christopher Machell
CineVue
60

Uncomfortable viewing which isn't afraid to engage with race-related violence.

Metacritic review by Kim Newman
Kim Newman
Empire