Pic of the Day: “The Wild One” revisited

Today we revisit The Wild One (1953), directed by Laslo Benedek and starring Marlon Brando. Here we see “Chino’s Boy #1” getting the brilliant idea of pouring a bottle of beer on Chino (Lee Marvin) to spur him on during the big fight with Brando.

The Wild One

If I’m not mistaken, that is X Brands on the far right. He and Timothy co-starred in several episodes of Cowboy G-Men at around the same time this was filmed. They also appeared together in Naked Gun (1956) and Revolt in the Big House (1958). He very often portrayed American Indians on television and in film, even though he was of German heritage.

One response to “Pic of the Day: “The Wild One” revisited

  1. Yes, you are correct, that is my dad on the right (Jay X Brands)… He told me that when he heard they needed a “tall” actor to ride in the “Wild Ones,” he bought a motorcycle and learned to ride. If I remember correctly, it was one of his first roles.


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