The Wild One

N.p. N.p., Circa 1954. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1954 film, showing actors Mary Murphy, Bruno VeSota, Will Wright, and others looking on as Robert Keith and Robert Osterloh restrain a wounded Marlon Brando.

Based on Frank Rooney's 1951 short story "The Cyclists' Raid." Two rival motorcycle gangs raise hell in a small town, disrupting local racing events, stealing, and seducing the town girls. Widely considered the original outlaw motorcycle gang film, firmly installing the rebel biker figure as an American cultural icon and launching Marlon Brando's career from initial stardom into infamy.

Set in Carbonville and Wrightsville, California, and shot on location in Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, and Hollister, California.

9 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine.

Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies. Selby US. Spicer US.


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