“They’ll probably kill each other in the first five miles.”
Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis are prisoners on the run, lashed together by shackles and racial-tinged hatred.
Desperate to stay one step ahead of the braying dogs, and gun-packing cops, hot on their heels, the duo learn life lessons along the way, becoming better men.
Now, that sounds a tad preachy, and director Stanley Kramer was a big one for “message” movies, but the film roars with life thanks to the performances of its cast.
Poitier, in particular, is aces as a man who has reached his breaking point.