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The Defiant Ones

1958-08-14 | Crime / Drama

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Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other.
Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier

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14 wins 32 nominations
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    Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

  • Golden Globes, USA

    Best Motion Picture - Drama


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Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other..
The full version of The Defiant Ones is provided by Amazon Prime Video , FandangoNOW , Vudu
The casts of The Defiant Ones are Tony Curtis starring as John 'Joker' Jackson, Sidney Poitier starring as Noah Cullen, Theodore Bikel starring as Sheriff Max Muller, Charles McGraw starring as Capt. Frank Gibbons, Lon Chaney Jr. starring as Big Sam, King Donovan starring as Solly.
The genre of The Defiant Ones is Crime,Drama.
The certification of The Defiant Ones is NR.
The director of The Defiant Ones is Stanley Kramer.
The runtime of The Defiant Ones is 96 minutes.
On June 11, 2021, the IMDB rating of The Defiant Ones is 7.6/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 92/100, Metacritic rating is 69/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
The Defiant Ones won 1959 Academy Awards, USA, 1959 Golden Globes, USA, 1959 BAFTA Awards, 1958 Berlin International Film Festival, 1959 Bodil Awards, 1959 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 1959 Laurel Awards, 1959 Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA, 1959 Writers Guild of America, USA, 1958 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
On June 11, 2021, there were 4949 public reaction to The Defiant Ones including build a scene, more rewarding, female lead cast, honorable character, whodunit.