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The Wild One 1953

From Amazon: This is the original motorcycle movie, starring Marlon Brando as the brooding leader of a biker gang that invades a small town. The film always looked like one of those synthetic Hollywood ideas of subculture life in the 1950s, which means it looks even more artificial today. But it is an actor's piece more than anything, and toward that end Brando's performance really is an important one in the context of his revolutionary reinvention of film acting during that decade. Directed by Lásló Benedek (Namu, the Killer Whale) and produced by the socially conscious Stanley Kramer. --Tom Keogh (read more)

Directed By:
No image existsLaslo Benedek
Written By:
No image existsJohn Paxton
No image existsMarlon Brando
No image existsLee Marvin
No image existsMary Murphy
No image existsRobert Keith
No image existsJerry Paris
No image existsAlvy Moore
No image existsJay C. Flippen
No image existsPeggy Maley
No image existsBruno Ve Sota

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The Wild One Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (6/16/2007)

Oh Brando the rebel, what a glorious bastard and what a performance of bizarre over and under acting in one fell swoop.

The story is about the Black Rebel Motorcyle Club who comes to a small town and has a rumble with the Beetles (led by hyperactive Lee Marvin) while fighting against the authority structure. Brando falls...

(complete The Wild One review by Jessica Film Junkie)

The Wild One Movie Review by Jamie (5/31/2007)

When I see films that were released decades before I was, I try to put them in the context of their times. Of course, I don't have an actual frame of reference, but an understanding of history and of the social and political climates in a given era make it possible to imagine why stories were told a certain way. For...

(complete The Wild One review by Jamie)

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