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The Wild One (1953) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Laslo Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer.

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The Wild One (1953) and Brando’s Rebel Icon

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 9, 2021 From 4 Star Films

The Wild One will never be lauded as a great movie, but it most certainly proves a seminal one even if you give a cursory glance over what would soon come in its wake. These were not only high school and gang-infused dramas of delinquency and adolescent angst, but it’s an obvious antecedent to... Read full article


The Wild One (1953)

By Beatrice on Nov 10, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Wild One Directed by Laslo Benedek Written by John Paxton based on a story by Frank Rooney 1953/USA Stanley Kramer Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix Rental Johnny: Whadda you got? This would greatly resemble your average B biker movie were it not for the magnetism of Marlon Brando. Johnny ... Read full article


Video of the Week: “The Wild One” (3)

By Marisa on Feb 19, 2014 From The Timothy Carey Experience

In honor of the legendary Lee Marvin‘s 90th birthday anniversary, we present the famous fight scene from The Wild One (1953), directed by Laslo Benedek. Timothy, uncredited as an enthusiastic member of Chino’s gang, sits on his motorcycle observing Chino as he eggs on Johnny (Marlon Bran... Read full article


Video of the Week: “The Wild One” (2)

By Marisa on Oct 23, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

This week’s video is the once-controversial early biker epic The Wild One (1953) in its entirety. Timothy is uncredited but memorable as the perhaps overly enthusiastic member of Chino’s gang who splashes beer on Marlon Brando and terrorizes poor switchboard operator Dorothy (Eve March, ... Read full article


Pic of the Day: “The Wild One” revisited (4)

By Marisa on Apr 29, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Today we revisit The Wild One (1953), directed by Laslo Benedek and starring Marlon Brando. Here we see “Chino’s Boy #1″ getting the brilliant idea of pouring a bottle of beer on Chino (Lee Marvin) to spur him on during the big fight with Brando. If I’m not mistaken, that is... Read full article


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Kathie Bleeker: Where are you going when you leave here?
Johnny: [he pauses and just shrugs]
Kathie Bleeker: Don't you know?
Johnny: Oh, man. we're just gonna go!


Johnny: [as Charlie and other townsmen beat him up] My old man used to hit harder than that.


Sheriff Singer: [referring to Johnny] You haven't fallen for this fellow, have you?
Kathie Bleeker: No. No, I couldn't.


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Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin almost starred together again 19 years later in John Boorman's Deliverance. They were cast together in the film until Lee Marvin told director Boorman that he thought he and Brando were too old for their roles. Boorman agreed and cast Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds instead.
A photo of Marlon Brando as Johnny is featured on the cover of the Beatles' album, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Marlon Brando's motorcycle is a 650cc Triumph Thunderbird. From stills, its registration number looks like 63632. Lee Marvin also owned a Triumph 200cc Tiger Cub upon which he competed in desert races. 'Jr Gil Stratton' was featured in a print advertisement for Triumph motorcycles in 1963. He later became a well-known TV sports reporter in Los Angeles for decades.
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