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3.7
282 Ratings

The Defiant Ones

Directed by Stanley Kramer
United States, 1958
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

Joker Jackson and Noah Cullen are two convicts on a chain gang who hate each other. After a truck prison accident, they flee and are pursued by the police. While they’re chained, the two are dependent on one another.

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The Defiant Ones Directed by Stanley Kramer

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1958 | 2 wins including: Silver Bear for Best Actor

Academy Awards

1959 | 2 wins including: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

1959 | 7 nominations including: Best Picture

BAFTA Awards

1959 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Actor

1959 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Directors Guild of America

1959 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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