Two escaped convicts -- one black (Poitier), one white (Curtis), and both shackled in the same pair of handcuffs -- battle the elements and each other as they travel Southern back roads eluding the ever-approaching posse. Though the device of binding two racial antagonists together for survival may be rather obvious, the performances make the result compelling. Watch for Lon Chaney, Jr. along the way.
Sam Leavitt, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White,Harold Jacob Smith, Nedrick Young, Winner, Best Writing, Story And Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen,Tony Curtis, Nominee, Best Actor,Sidney Poitier, Nominee, Best Actor,Cara Williams, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress,Theodore Bikel, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,Stanley Kramer, Nominee, Best Director
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Engrossing story... Fine performances...
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