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The Defiant Ones 1958 DVD - Tony Curtis / Sidney Poitier

When the truck that is transporting convicts has an accident on the road, the inmates John "Joker" Jackson and Noah Cullen that are chained to each other escape. They hate each other but they need to help each other to succeed in their intent of going north to jump in a train and reach freedom. Meanwhile the humane Sheriff Max Muller organizes a posse to track them down in a civilized manner and respecting justice. Joker and Cullen reach a small farm where a lonely woman helps them to get rid of their chains. She offers to drive her car with Joker and her son Billy while Cullen would escape through the swamp to the railroad. But when Joker learns that she sent Cullen to a trap, he leaves her and is shot in the shoulder by Billy. Joker seeks out Cullen to save him and when they meet each other, their former hatred has changed to friendship and respect.


Tony Curtis as John "Joker" Jackson
Sidney Poitier as Noah Cullen
Theodore Bikel as Sheriff Max Muller
Charles McGraw as Captain Frank Gibbons
Lon Chaney, Jr. as Big Sam
King Donovan as Solly
Claude Akins as Mack
Lawrence Dobkin as Editor
Whit Bissell as Lou Gans
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as Angus
Kevin Coughlin as Billy
Cara Williams as Billy's mother

Runtime: 97 Minutes

Product Code:
Stock Code: 999