The Wild One (1954)

The Wild One (1954)

One of my favorite actor, Marlon Brando, shines in this fabulous movie, 'The Wild One.' He could have easily carried the film on his own. He's charismatic, cool, and complex, and he only becomes more complex and darker as the film goes on. gang of 40 motorcyclists, the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club, gatecrash a legitimate motorcycle race. They are eventually thrown out, but one of the gang steals the second prize trophy and gives it to their leader, Johnny. The gang then ride into Wrightsville, where they race up and down the main street, and pile into Bleekers - the local bar. The owner of the bar is happy to let the bikers spend their money, so does not support the Sherriff's attempt to address any disturbances. Stuck in town following an accident to a Black Rebel, Johnny falls for the Sheriff's daughter, and tries to impress her with the trophy. When a rival gang, The Beetles, ride into town, trouble is just around the corner. The film stars Marlon Brando as Johnny Strabler/Narrator, Mary Murphy as Kathie Bleeker, Lee Marvin as Chino and Robert Keith as Sheriff Harry Bleeker.