Still kickin' it!
Hang on a minute - it was made 50 years ago, there was practically nothing else to watch when we were kids - it was proper hardcore biking back then.
Fifty years ago we were all trying to be - and dying to see “The Wild One” (..no… not literally dying…).
It was released in 1953, but banned in Britain until 1968.
The film gave bikers a lot of bad ideas - and also gave the public a lot of bad ideas about bikers - and those perceptions still persist today on both sides. It didn’t do biking in general any good - but "bad" things are always exciting when you’re young, I suppose. Hollywood strikes again, I guess.
I must admit, though, seeing the posters still gets the blood pumping a bit!