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The Wild One (1953)

“What have you got?” Those four words, uttered onscreen 70 years ago by Marlon Brando at his charismatic best, made leather clad motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler a cultural icon.  Based on the celebrated 1951 short story The Cyclists’ Raid, the film is centered around an afternoon when Johnny’s gang, The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, stops in a small town on their way back from a motorcycle race. When a rival motorcycle gang, led by a former Black Rebel member (Lee Marvin), arrives, mayhem follows.