The Defiant Ones

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Stanley Kramer
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

(dogs barking)

Hey! Max! Stop aggravatin' those dogs!

What's he so excited about?

You shouldn't be eatin' in front

of the dogs! That isn't very nice!

They've got feelings too, you know.

Shut up in there! Shut up!

Solly, we're not hurtin' their feelings.

I'm sorry, Sheriff, I shouldn't have yelled.

But my dogs are high-strung.

Now will you please...

What are those?

These beauties in here?

These are Dobermans.

- You don't know nothin' about dogs.

- Not that kind.

Well now, my bloodhounds here

won't even touch a hamburger.

But these beauties... when my

bloodhounds track 'em down,

- these'll take care of them, all right.

- We ain't gonna need 'em.

We're dealin' with a couple of

dangerous criminals, Sheriff.

How dangerous can they be,

chained together?

Look, Muller, come here.

You're new to this kind of operation.

If your views are humanitarian, you think

about the farmers and your own deputies.

Let me do my own thinkin', Captain.

It's your show, Sheriff, but I say the dogs

go along. I've got my own men to think of.

All right, but kept on a leash.

Solly? You keep those dogs on a leash.

Don't let 'em go unless I tell ya.

Solly, you'll find the old clothes

in the back of the squad car.

I'll have to make a big circle. Your men

been trampin' all around this here place.

Helmick! Get everybody up to the Jeep!

I'm gonna buy me a pair

of buckskin shoes,

with a brand-new suit and a silk shirt.

And I'll be Charlie Potatoes,

comin' down the street,

with a Panama hat and a good-lookin' gal.

Come on, boy, you got a free arm.

Come on, boy, hit it. Come on, boy, hit it!

- Boy, eh?

- Hit it! Hit it!

No more "Yassuh, boss."

- I'll go to Rio and never be found.

- No more "Yassuh, boss"!

- I'll never be found!

- No more "Yassuh, boss"!

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Nedrick Young

Nedrick Young (March 23, 1914 – September 16, 1968), also known by the pseudonym Nathan E. Douglas, was an actor and screenwriter often blacklisted during the 1950s and 1960s. He is credited with writing the screenplay for Jailhouse Rock in 1957, which starred Elvis Presley. Young was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to screenwriting, he also took on an acting role in various feature-length films during the period 1943–1966. He was married to actress Elizabeth MacRae.Young died from a heart attack at the age of 54. more…

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