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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)

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


Video of the Week: “The Wild One” (1)

By Marisa on Feb 20, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

This week’s video revisits The Wild One (1953), directed by Laslo Benedek and starring, who else, Marlon Brando. Timothy first appears at about 4:25, when he and the gang terrorize poor switchboard operator Dorothy (Eve March). Tim related in the Psychotronic interview, ?Someone took me over t... Read full article


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Quotes from

Kathie Bleeker: I wish I was going someplace. I wish you were going someplace. We could go together.


Sheriff Singer: [to Johnny] What's a matter? You been hit on the head so often, you don't know when you're getting a break? At least say thank you.
[Nods to Sheriff Bleeker and Kathie]
Kathie Bleeker: It's alright. He doesn't know how.


Kathie Bleeker: Why are you trying to be so rude?
Johnny: I don't like cops!


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Marlon Brando and most of the Black Rebels ride Triumphs and other British motorcycles, while Lee Marvin and his boys ride Harley-Davidsons.
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.
A popular still from the film shows an off-set Marlon Brando astride a Matchless twin cylinder motorcycle, it's 'M' logo gas tank badge being secured upside-down to resemble a 'W'. This was stunt rider 'Wally Allbright''s motorcycle.
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