The Defiant Ones
is a 1958
film which tells about two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, who must co-operate in order to survive. It stars Tony Curtis
, Sidney Poitier
, Theodore Bikel[?]
, Cara Williams[?]
, Charles McGraw[?]
and Lon Chaney Jr.
The movie was adapted by Harold Jacob Smith[?] from the story by Nedrick Young[?] (originally as Nathan E. Douglas). It was directed by Stanley Kramer[?].
It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tony Curtis), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Sidney Poitier), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Theodore Bikel), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Cara Williams), Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best Picture.
Carl Alfalfa Switzer[?], of the "Our Gang" comedies, has a small role. It was his last before his death.
The Defiant Ones was remade several times:
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