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The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Actors: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr.
Director: Stanley Kramer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
NR     2001     1hr 37min

This 1958 variation on Huck Finn's adventures with Jim finds a white convict (Tony Curtis) chained to a black convict (Sidney Poitier) as they both escape their captors. With each man literally stuck with the other, racial...  more »

     

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Actors: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr.
Director: Stanley Kramer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Classics
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Black and White,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/11/2001
Original Release Date: 09/27/1958
Theatrical Release Date: 09/27/1958
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Black and White,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 19
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 2/11/2008...
I really like this show. It is a genuine time capsule. It shows not only what life on the run from a change-gang was like, but is also shows the racial issues of the time.

It is the story of a black man and a white man, literally stuck with each other and trying to escape from a chain gang. The two have to learn to overcome their differences if they will survive, and in the end they form a friendship.

The historical aspect of this film makes it worth watching.
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