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Defiant Ones, The

 

USA 1958, 96 minutes, B/W
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Classics, Suspense/Crime / Prison

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.

 

Aroview: That well known image of race-hatred - escaped black and white prisoners unwillingly handcuffed together - originated here, with jailbirds Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier sharing bracelets.

The 'messages' now seem a little overt, but the laidback pacing, quirky humour and oddball Southern characters make this a vivid watch still.

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  • aspect ratio: 1.66:1
 

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