The Defiant Ones Movie Review 1958

Information and Film Reviews for The Defiant Ones the Movie

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Visitor rating
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Thought-provoking story about racism revolves around two escaped prisoners (one black, one white) from a chain gang in the rural South. Their societal conditioning to hate each other dissolves as they face constant peril together. Critically acclaimed.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Men in Prison, African America, Ethics & Morals, Buddies, Escaped Cons
Screenplay
Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith
Cast
Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Lon Chaney, Charles McGraw, Cara Williams
Cinematography
Sam Leavitt
Director
Stanley Kramer
Music
Steve Dorff
Producer
United Artists, Stanley Kramer

Awards

Oscars 1958: B&W Cinematog., Story & Screenplay; British Acad. 1958: Actor (Poitier); Golden Globes 1959: Film--Drama; N.Y. Film Critics 1958: Director (Kramer), Film, Screenplay.

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