The Wild One

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The Wild One is a 1953 American film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer.wikipedia
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László Benedek

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The Wild One is a 1953 American film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer.
László Benedek (March 5, 1905 – March 11, 1992; sometimes Laslo Benedek) was a Hungarian-born film director and cinematographer, most notable for directing The Wild One (1953).

Marlon Brando

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It is most noted for the character of Johnny Strabler (Marlon Brando), whose persona became a cultural icon of the 1950s.
He received further praise, and an Academy Award, for his performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, and his portrayal of the rebellious motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One proved to be a lasting image in popular culture.

Outlaw biker film

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The Wild One is considered to be the original outlaw biker film, and the first to examine American outlaw motorcycle gang violence.
Their culture was first popularized in the Marlon Brando film The Wild One (1953), which tells a story based very loosely on actual events.

Peggy Maley

Maley delivered the feeder line to Marlon Brando in the film The Wild One: "Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?"

Mary Murphy (actress)

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She first gained attention in 1953, when she played a good-hearted girl who is intrigued by Marlon Brando in The Wild One.

Stanley Kramer

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The Wild One is a 1953 American film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer.
Kramer continued producing movies at Columbia, including Death of a Salesman (1951), The Sniper (1952), The Member of the Wedding (1952), The Juggler (1953), The Wild One (1953) and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953).

Robert Keith (actor)

Robert Keith
His best known performances are as the ineffectual police chief and father of biker Marlon Brando's love interest in the 1953 film The Wild One and as tougher, no-nonsense cop, this time Brando's antagonist, in the film musical, Guys And Dolls.

Hollister, California

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Rooney's story was inspired by sensationalistic media coverage of an American Motorcyclist Association motorcycle rally that got out of hand on the Fourth of July weekend in 1947 in Hollister, California.
The riot at the original 1947 event was the basis for the 1953 film The Wild One.

John Brown (actor)

John Brown
Brown appeared in some notable films: Strangers on a Train (1951), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, uncredited), and The Wild One (1953); he supplied the voice of "Ro-Man" in the 1953 cult science fiction B-film Robot Monster.

Timothy Carey

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Carey had roles in East of Eden, The Wild One, One-Eyed Jacks, The Boy and the Pirates, Bikini Beach, Beach Blanket Bingo and in the John Cassavetes-directed films Minnie and Moskowitz and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.

Ray Teal

Notable film roles include playing one of the judges in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) with Spencer Tracy and an indulgent bar owner to Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in The Wild One (1953).

Lee Marvin

One story maintains that The Beatles took their name from the other motorcycle club led by Lee Marvin, the Beetles, as referred to in The Beatles Anthology (though as aforementioned, the film was banned in Britain until 1967).
Marvin received much acclaim for his portrayal as villains in two films: The Big Heat (1953) where he played Gloria Grahame's vicious boyfriend, directed by Fritz Lang; and The Wild One (1953) opposite Marlon Brando (Marvin's gang in the film was called "The Beetles"), produced by Kramer.

Alvy Moore

He had a small role as a member of Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One, and a similar bit part the same year as one of the Linda Rosa townspeople in The War of the Worlds.

Gil Stratton

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However, later, Gil Stratton Jr, who played "Mouse" in the film, advertised Triumph motorcycles in the 1960s when he was a famous TV sports announcer.
When Stratton completed his time with the Army, he returned to film, appearing in such features as Stalag 17 (1953) (as the narrator Cookie), a role in The Wild One (1953), and Bundle of Joy (1956).

Angela Stevens

Other credits include The Hoodlum, Without Warning!, Creature with the Atom Brain and The Wild One.

Hollister riot

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The events, conflated with the newspaper and magazine reports, Rooney's short story, and the film The Wild One are part of the legend of the Hollister riot.
This story made up the basis of the plot of the 1953 film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando.

Perfecto motorcycle jacket

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His character wears long sideburns, a Perfecto-style motorcycle jacket and a tilted cap; he rides a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 6T.
They were worn by such icons as Marlon Brando in the 1953 seminal movie The Wild One, by punk rock pioneers The Ramones in the 1970s and styled by fashion designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier in the 1980s.

Triumph Thunderbird

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His character wears long sideburns, a Perfecto-style motorcycle jacket and a tilted cap; he rides a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 6T.
Triumph obtained further lasting publicity with Marlon Brando's 1953 motion picture The Wild One, in which he rode a 1950 6T Thunderbird.