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The Wild One [Blu-ray] [1953]

  • SKU: 26735182
  • Release Date: 03/17/2015
  • Rating: NR
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    Synopsis


    The Wild One
    "What are you rebelling against?" asks someone. "What've you got?" responds surly, leather-jacketed motorcycle punk Marlon Brando. It comes as a disappointment to discover that The Wild One, the quintessential Brando "rebel" film, is at base a traditional "misunderstood youth vs. the nasty system" effort, with a particularly banal finale. Based on a true incident, the film begins with Brando and his motorcyle gang invading a small town after having been kicked out of a cycle competition (but not before stealing the second-prize trophy). Brando's bikers raise hell all day, but some of the townsfolk are shown to be little better than the invaders. Sheriff Robert Keith, whose daughter (Murphy) has gone fond of Brando, finally responds to the bikers' destructiveness by jailing Lee Marvin, leader of a rival gang. When Marvin's buddies goes on a rampage, Brando exhibits his essential decency by safely escorting the sheriff's daughter out of the melee. The townsfolk misunderstand, assuming that Brando intends to rape the girl. He is attacked by a vigilante mob led by town hothead Ray Teal, who uses this excuse to exercise his own sadistic tendencies. Keith breaks up the mob and suggests that Brando leave; he tries to do so, but another angry response from the mob causes him to inadvertently strike and kill a pedestrian. At the subsequent hearing, the girl rushes to Brando's defense. Though grateful for the unexpected kindness, Brando is constitutionally unable to say "thank you" and rides out of town alone. The image of Marlon Brando astride his Triumph has entered movie folklore, just like King Kong on the Empire State Building or the billow-skirted Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grating; it's too bad that The Wild One isn't a more worthy vehicle for Brando's talents. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Marlon Brando
      Marlon Brando - Johnny
    • Mary Murphy
      Mary Murphy - Kathie
    • Lee Marvin
      Lee Marvin - Chino
    • Jay C. Flippen
      Jay C. Flippen - Sheriff Singer
    • Hugh Sanders
      Hugh Sanders - Charlie Thomas



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great 50's movie

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      4dannyb
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      great supporting cast Lee Marvin, Mary Murphy, JC Flippen, Alvy Moore, Lee Marvin is outstanding, cool ending picture quality/sound are excellent for 1950's flick

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie especially in Blu-ray

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      Juleo
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Awesome movie seen it lots of time especially when it's in Blu-ray that's my favorite

      I would recommend this to a friend



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