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The Wild One

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The Wild One

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
79 minutes
performer:
Marlon Brando
director:
Laszlo Benedek
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

”This is a shocking story,” reads a caveat at the beginning of The Wild One. ”It could never have taken place in most American towns — but it did in this one. It is a public challenge not to let it happen again.” Moody Marlon Brando and a pack of bikers descend like a biblical plague on a California town and proceed to torch and terrorize it. ”What are you rebelling against?” asks a townsman. ”Whaddya got?” Brando replies. Brando’s tight denims and defiance prefigured James Dean’s archetypal rebellion. In black and white. B

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