Today in Movie History: December 30

The new year has traditionally been a dead zone for new releases, as Oscar contenders ramp up and the studios get ready to quietly slip their dirty garbage into theaters when no one’s looking. But we’ve managed to find a couple, most notably Laslo Benedek’s ode to biker cool The Wild One, released in 1953. Among its other assets, it cemented Marlon Brando’s status as one of the perennial sex symbols of his era.

For eye candy on the other side of the gender divide, there’s One Million Years B.C., released today in 1966 andĀ giving audiences the one-two punch of awesome Ray Harryhausen special effects and the sight of Raquel Welch in a furry bikini.



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