The Wild One

Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy (starring)
Laslo Benedek (director)
Frank Rooney (story)
John Paxton (screenwriter)
Robert Keith, Lee Marvin (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1954. Vintage reference photograph from the 1954 film, showing actors Marlon Brando and Mary Murphy. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso.

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 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.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

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

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