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The Defiant Ones (1958)

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96 min | Crime, Drama

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
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Nedrick Young (originally as Nathan E. Douglas) | Harold Jacob Smith
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Release date
Sep 27, 1958 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Tony Curtis
John 'Joker' Jackson John 'Joker' Jackson   See fewer
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Sidney Poitier
Noah Cullen Noah Cullen   See fewer
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Theodore Bikel
Sheriff Max Muller Sheriff Max Muller   See fewer
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Charles McGraw
Capt. Frank Gibbons Capt. Frank Gibbons   See fewer
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Lon Chaney Jr.
Big Sam (as Lon Chaney) Big Sam (as Lon Chaney)   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Lou Gans Lou Gans   See fewer
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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Angus (as Carl Switzer) Angus (as Carl Switzer)   See fewer
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Cara Williams
Billy's Mother Billy's Mother   See fewer
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James Dime
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clem Fuller
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Ned Glass
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Golden
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Herman Hack
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Signe Hack
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd 'Red' Morgan
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carroll O'Connor
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Jacob Smith
Prison Truck Driver (uncredited) Prison Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nedrick Young
Prison Guard in Truck (uncredited) Prison Guard in Truck (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 12,042 votes