Approved | | Crime, Drama
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
Sidney Poitier came to the set with a great deal of respect and admiration for Stanley Kramer. He recalled - "Stanley was always a forerunner of terribly good things; He was the type of man who found it essential to put on the line the things that were important to him. People have short memories: in the days he started making films about important social issues, there were powerful Hollywood columnists who could break careers. He knew this, and he said to himself, 'What the hell', either I do it or I can't live with myself.' For that attitude, we're all in Stanley Kramer's debt. He's an example of the very best of a certain type of filmmaker."
Pineville's south, I don't go south.
John 'Joker' Jackson: I used to know a girl in Pineville, if she's still there we get this broke now come on.
Noah Cullen: And then what? I'm a strange colored man in a white south town, how long you think before they pick me up?
John 'Joker' Jackson: Get off my back I ...
When Joker and Cullen arrive at the mud pit, their shirts are only partially wet, though they've been in the rain for some time.