Four films starring Marlon Brando. 'The Wild One' (1953) is the classic biker movie in which Marlon Brando famously responds to the question 'What are you rebelling against?' with the retort 'What d'ya got?'. A gang of motorcyclists, led by rebellious Johnny (Brando), ride into a small California town and terrorise the inhabitants. Johnny falls for the local cop's daughter (Mary Murphy), but a rival in his gang (Lee Marvin) and the hostility of the townspeople create too many tensions for anything but a violent climax. In 'On the Waterfront' (1954), ex-boxer Terry Malloy (Brando) becomes involved in corrupt dockside politics through his lawyer brother Charley (Rod Steiger), who works for gangster union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). When Terry witnesses the murder of a union worker by Johnny's thugs, his conscience begins to trouble him. He meets the murdered man's sister (Eva Marie Saint), and learns from Father Barry (Karl Malden) that the dead man was about to expose Johnny's illegal activities. Father Barry then tries to convince Terry to provide the evidence required to put Johnny behind bars. The film won eight Oscars, including Best Actor for method man Brando. In 'The Ugly American' (1962), a publisher is appointed ambassador to a small Asian nation in the throes of a communist insurgency, and his arrival leads to an escalation in the fighting. Brando stars in 'The Appaloosa' (1966) as the lone wanderer returning home with some hard-earned money and a valuable horse (the Appaloosa), planning to settle down and start a stud farm. Unfortunately the horse is stolen by a crazy Mexican bandit, sparking off a long-running duel between the two men until Brando finally comes out on top.
Release Date: 20 September 2010
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance