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The Wild One (1953) - B&W - 80 minutes - Not Rated Starring Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin, Jay C. Flippen, Peggy Maley
An angry young Marlon Brando scorches the screen as THE WILD ONE in this powerful '50s cult classic. Brando plays Johnny, the leader of a vicious biker gang which invades a small, sleepy California town. What's Johnny rebelling against? What have you got? - he sneers. The leather-jacketed young biker seems hell-bent for destruction until he falls for Kathie (Mary Murphy), a good girl whose father(Robert Keith) happens to be a cop. Unfortunately for Johnny, his one shot at redemption is threatened by a psychotic rival, Chino (Lee Marvin), plus the hostility and prejudice of the townspeople. All their smoldering passions explode in an electrifying climax!
The Freshman (1990) - Color - 102 minutes - PG Starring Matthew Broederick, Marlon Brando, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller
...it's a brilliant comic masterstroke. - Roger Ebert/Chicago Sun-Times
Marlon Brando triumphs in his first starring role in ten years as Carmine Sabatini, a powerful New York importer. Matthew Broderick co-stars as Clark Kellogg, a naive film student who accepts a job working for Sabatini. As if trapped in a comic nightmare, Clark finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into an ingenious scam involving an endangered Komodo Dragon, Sabatini s daughter, Bert Parks and a group of very hungry eccentrics. But when the FBI asks Clark to snitch on his colorful employer, he discovers a strange loyalty to this fatherly figure.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - Color - 141 Minutes - Not Rated Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Slim Pickens
It's the Old West of 1880, and Brando stars as Kid Rio, who along with his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) are bank robbers who are caught holding up a Mexican bank. Longworth gets away and allows his partner to get caught and go to jail. When Rio is released five years later, he goes out to seek revenge, however he is surprised to find his partner is married with a stepdaughter and sheriff of a town. Complications set in when Rio himself falls in love with the stepdaughter.
The Chase (1966) - Color - 133 minutes - Not Rated Starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson
The moral foundation of a small Texas town is torn apart in this explosive drama about power and greed, starring Academy Award® winners Marlon Brando (Best Actor in a Leading Role – The Godfather, 1972, and On the Waterfront, 1954), Robert Redford (Best Director – Ordinary People, 1980), and Jane Fonda (Best Actress in a Leading Role – Coming Home, 1978, and Klute, 1971), and TV star Angie Dickinson. Sheriff Calder (Brando) isn’t the only person chasing Bubber Reeves (Redford) when he escapes from prison. Oil and cattle baron Val Rogers (E.G. Marshall) wants Bubber out of the way to cover up the love affair his son Jason is having with Bubber’s wife (Fonda). THE CHASE is on. When bigotry and booze propel the townsfolk into a vigilante mob, Calder’s wife (Dickinson) tries to convince her husband that he doesn’t have to bring Bubber in alive. But the sheriff is fighting for justice and he won’t be stopped until the shattering climax. No one escapes untouched in acclaimed director Arthur Penn’s action-packed drama scripted by Lillian Hellman from a Horton Foote novel.
Karl Malden, Matthew Broederick, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith
Run Time: 7 Hours 36 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
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