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The Wild One -- Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.

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Director:
Writers:
John Paxton (screen play by)
Frank Rooney (based on a story by)
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Release Date:
February 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Marlon Brando! Driven Too Far By His Own Hot Blood! See more »
Plot:
Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlon Brando ... Johnny Strabler / Narrator
Mary Murphy ... Kathie Bleeker
Robert Keith ... Sheriff Harry Bleeker

Lee Marvin ... Chino

Jay C. Flippen ... Sheriff Stew Singer
Peggy Maley ... Mildred
Hugh Sanders ... Charlie Thomas

Ray Teal ... Frank Bleeker
John Brown ... Bill Hannegan

Will Wright ... Art Kleiner
Robert Osterloh ... Ben
William Vedder ... Jimmy
Yvonne Doughty ... Britches
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Del Tenney
Wally Albright ... Cyclist (uncredited)
Chris Alcaide ... Deputy (uncredited)
Don Anderson ... Stinger (uncredited)
Robert Anderson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Wilson (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... One of Chino's Boys (uncredited)
Norman Budd ... One of Chino's Boys (uncredited)

Timothy Carey ... Chino's Boy #1 (uncredited)
Charles Cirillo ... Bee Bop (uncredited)
Keith Clarke ... Gringo (uncredited)
Jim Connell ... Boxer (uncredited)
Ted Cooper ... Racer (uncredited)
Dude Criswell ... Cyclist (uncredited)
George Dockstader ... Cyclist (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Sage Valley Race Official (uncredited)
Darren Dublin ... Dinky (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... (uncredited)
Don Fera ... Cyclist (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Sam Gilman ... Deputy (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Official (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... One of Chino's Boys (uncredited)
Pepe Hern ... One of Chino's Boys (uncredited)
Harry Landers ... GoGo (uncredited)
Eve March ... Dorothy - Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Patrick Miller ... Deputy (uncredited)
Mort Mills ... Deputy (uncredited)
Alvy Moore ... Pigeon (uncredited)
Mary Newton ... Mrs. Thomas (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Sawyer (uncredited)

Jerry Paris ... Dextro (uncredited)
Eugene Peterson ... Crazy (uncredited)
K.L. Smith ... One of Chino's Boys (uncredited)

Angela Stevens ... Betty (uncredited)

Gil Stratton ... Mouse (uncredited)
Jerry Sullivan ... Spectator Cyclist (uncredited)
John Tarangelo ... Red (uncredited)
Bruno VeSota ... Simmonds (uncredited)
Danny Welton ... Bee Bop (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Bystander at Art's Accident (uncredited)

Directed by
Laslo Benedek 
 
Writing credits
John Paxton (screen play by)

Frank Rooney (based on a story by)

Ben Maddow  uncredited

Produced by
Stanley Kramer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leith Stevens (musical score by)
 
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad (production design by)
 
Art Direction by
Walter Holscher 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Donnelly .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound engineer
 
Stunts
X Brands .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Carson .... stunt double: Marlon Brando (uncredited)
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... fight double: Marlon Brando (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... fight double: Lee Marvin (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Stern .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Harry Betts .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Bob Enevoldsen .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Maynard Ferguson .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Russ Freeman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Herb Geller .... musician: alto sax (uncredited)
Ray Linn .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bill Perkins .... musician: tenor sax (uncredited)
Shorty Rogers .... music arranger (uncredited)
Bud Shank .... musician: alto sax (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jim Cameron .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Willie Forkner .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
79 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 (uncut) (2013) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1966) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1956) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1954) | Norway:16 (1956) | Norway:(Banned) (1954 - 1956) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) | UK:X (re-rating) (1967) (cut) | UK:R (original rating) (1955) | USA:TV-14 | USA:Approved (PCA #16106) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
This film was banned in Britain until 1968.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The mark on Johnny's face (below left eye and received in earlier fight with Chino) is missing in the motorcycle ride to park with Kathie, but shows up later in following scenes.See more »
Quotes:
Kathie Bleeker:Where are you going when you leave here?
Johnny:[he pauses and just shrugs]
Kathie Bleeker:Don't you know?
Johnny:Oh, man. we're just gonna go!
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Soundtrack:
Blues for BrandoSee more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Don't Click on this Icon, 10 June 2001
Author: RodReels-2 from United States

Marlon Brando's leather jacket is the star of this dated vehicle, a movie which has aged terribly. His biker outfit has become a symbol of rebellion, but the movie behind the costume doesn't have much going for it. None of the bikers in this picture seem particularly menacing. The gangs in "West Side Story" are probably more cause for concern. Seriously, how can you be bothered by a gang of bikers which includes Mr. Kimball from "Green Acres" fame?

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