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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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Johnny: I'm afraid of you? Are you cracked?


Johnny: [opening narration] It begins here for me on this road. How the whole mess happened I don't know, but I know it couldn't happen again in a million years. Maybe I could of stopped it early, but once the trouble was on its way, I was just goin' with it. Mostly I remember the girl. I can't explain it - a sad chick like that, but somethin' changed in me. She got to me, but that's later anyway. This is where it begins for me right on this road.


Sheriff Singer: I don't get you. I don't get your act at all, and I don't think you do either. I don't think you know what you're trying to do or how to go about it. I think you're stupid. Real stupid and real lucky. Last night you scraped by, just barely; but a man's dead on account of something you let get started even though you didn't start it.


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Facts about

The Triumph motorcycle that Marlon Brando rides in the movie was his personal bike.
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.
The name of Lee Marvin's motorcycle gang is "The Beetles." Although it has never formally been acknowledged as an inspiration for the name of the 1960s rock band, the scene from the movie where Marvin introduces The Beetles is used at the beginning of The Beatles Anthology.
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