The Defiant Ones (1958) Poster


Law officier: How come they chained a white man to a black?

Sheriff Max Muller: The warden's got a sense of humor.

Noah Cullen: Nigger! You call me that again, and I'll kill you!

Noah Cullen: I ain't gettin' mad, Joker. I been mad all my natural life.

John 'Joker' Jackson: Cullen, I can't make it.

Noah Cullen: [Holding out his arm as if they are still chained together] Come on, man, you draggin' the chain.

[Why they don't have to worry about finding the 2 convicts]

Sheriff Max Muller: They'll kill each other in five miles.

John 'Joker' Jackson: Ya'll can't lynch me! I'm a white man!

Noah Cullen: [after covering Joker's face with mud so it doesn't show in the moonlight] There, now just the meanness shines through.

Noah Cullen: [to John] Go on, tell me all that big talk about Charlie Potatoes, when the chains off and nobody chasing you. Come on. You can't, can you? You can't because you're nothing. You're not even a man! You're a monkey on a stick. That cracker mob back there, they pull the string and you jump.

[John punches him]

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