Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a natural tallent for riding broncos with the inter-prison rodeo coming up. —IMDb
Poitier joined the American Negro Theater, but was rejected by audiences. His tone deafness made him – contrary to what was expected of black actors at the time – unable to sing or dance. Determined to refine his acting skills and rid himself of his noticeable Bahamian accent, he spent the next six months dedicating himself to achieving theatrical success. On his second attempt at the theater, he was noticed and given a leading role in the Broadway production Lysistrata, for which he received excellent reviews. By the end of 1949, he had to choose between leading roles on stage and an offer to work for Darryl F. Zanuck in the film No Way Out (1950). His performance in No Way Out, as a doctor treating a white bigot, was noticed and led to more roles, each considerably more interesting and more prominent than those most black actors of the time were offered.
Poitier’s breakout role was as a member of an incorrigible high school class in Blackboard Jungle (1955). At age twenty-seven… read more
Forget Caden, the Wayans Brothers rule. Likewise, this is a strong movie full of a great jokes, both visual and vocal.
It started really well. Pryor and Wilder have brilliant chemistry, and Friedman’s script starts out golden. Then, a smidge past the halfway mark, everything goes downhill, until you’re just wondering if your DVD somehow skipped into a Wayans Brothers movie starring a white person. Anyway. It was funny.