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The Defiant Ones (1958) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Stanley Kramer

Writing Credits  

Nedrick Young ... (written by) (originally as Nathan E. Douglas)
 
Harold Jacob Smith ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Tony Curtis ... John 'Joker' Jackson
Sidney Poitier ... Noah Cullen
Theodore Bikel ... Sheriff Max Muller
Charles McGraw ... Capt. Frank Gibbons
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Big Sam (as Lon Chaney)
King Donovan ... Solly
Claude Akins ... Mack
Lawrence Dobkin ... Editor
Whit Bissell ... Lou Gans
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Angus (as Carl Switzer)
Kevin Coughlin ... Billy
Cara Williams ... Billy's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Dime ... Townsman (uncredited)
Clem Fuller ... Search Party Member (uncredited)
Ned Glass ... Doctor (uncredited)
Mickey Golden Mickey Golden ... Search Party Member (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Search Party Member (uncredited)
Signe Hack Signe Hack ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Carroll O'Connor ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Harold Jacob Smith Harold Jacob Smith ... Prison Truck Driver (uncredited)
Nedrick Young ... Prison Guard in Truck (uncredited)

Produced by 

Stanley Kramer ... producer

Music by 

Ernest Gold

Cinematography by 

Sam Leavitt ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Frederic Knudtson ... film editor

Production Design by 

Rudolph Sternad

Art Direction by 

Fernando Carrere

Set Decoration by 

Joseph Kish ... (as Joe Kish)

Makeup Department 

Don L. Cash ... makeup (as Don Cash)

Production Management 

Clem Beauchamp ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Paul Helmick ... assistant director

Art Department 

Art Cole ... property master

Sound Department 

Walter Elliott ... sound effects
Jean L. Speak ... sound engineer (as James Speak)
Wayne Fury ... sound editor (uncredited)
John Mick ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Alex Weldon ... special effects

Stunts 

Ivan Dixon ... stunt double: Sidney Poitier (uncredited)
Bob Hoy ... stunt double: Tony Curtis (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

James Almond ... chief gaffer
Albert Myers ... camera operator (as Al Myers)
Morris Rosen ... company grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Joe King ... costume supervisor

Music Department 

Jack Marshall ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

John Franco ... script supervisor
Stanley Kramer ... presenter
Cindy James ... dog trainer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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