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The Defiant Ones

Released 1958
Distributor United Artists

Stanley Kramer’s once controversial saga of two chain gang escapees on the run seems in retrospect pretty gutsy for its era. This trailer, like the feature itself, has no musical score.

Watch Trailer Without Commentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ6sW1ezOZE

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.