The Defiant Ones. 1958. USA. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith. With Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Theodore Bikel. 35mm. 96 min.
When a prison truck crashes on the highway, a pair of shackled convicts—a white racist and an angry African American—decide to make a run for it. The result is an unlikely buddy movie, as Noah Cullen and Joker Johnson crisscross back roads while their mistrust gives way to the necessities of survival.