This 1958 variation on Huck Finn's adventures with Jim finds a white convict (Tony Curtis) chained to a black convict (Sidney Poitier) as they both escape their captors. With each man literally stuck with the other, racial conflicts take a back seat to survival. Directed by Stanley Kramer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), the film's obvious consciousness-raising is mitigated by a pair of raw performances from the stars, memorable appearances by Lon Chaney Jr. and Cara Williams, and Kramer's strong storytelling abilities.
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Release Date: 15 April 2002
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Lon Chaney Jr.
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Running Time: 96 minutes
Production Year: 1958
Main Language: English
Stunning performances from all involved
More meaningful at the time. The black/white struggle is too PC to be handled in the same way now, but putting that aside, this is a great movie, worth keeping.