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Bus Stop (1956)

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A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.

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Beauregard Decker
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Life Magazine Photographer
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Storyline

Innocent rodeo cowboy Bo falls in love with cafe singer Cherie in Phoenix. She tries to run away to Los Angeles but he finds her and forces her to board the bus to his home in Montana. When the bus stops at Grace's Diner the passengers learn that the road ahead is blocked. By now everyone knows of the kidnapping, but Bo is determined to have Cherie. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The coming of age of Bo Decker...and the girl who made him a man! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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20 September 1956 (Argentina)  »

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The Wrong Kind of Girl  »

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Trivia

Elaine Stritch was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Bus Stop" for the role of Grace Hoylard. See more »

Goofs

The camera lens that the Life photographer uses at the rodeo is too short a focal length for this sporting event. In addition, a mono-pod or tripod would have typically been used with a long lens for sports photography. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Beauregard 'Bo' Decker: Are you ready, Virge?
Virgil Blessing: Anytime.
Beauregard 'Bo' Decker: Turn him out!
[calf is released from chute]
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Soundtracks

The Bus Stop Song
(1956)
Written by Ken Darby
Sung off-screen by The Four Lads
Also sung by the bus passengers
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Why Marilyn is Unforgettable
8 January 2001 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

The movie itself is mildly OK. However, this movie shows why MM has been so unforgettable to the American public almost 40 years after her death.

Check out two scenes. First, the justifiably famous rendition of "That Old Black Magic" number. Whether acting or if it's the real Marilyn Monroe, she conveys loneliness in front of a packed saloon; the feeling of recognition and appreciation when the Don Murray (Bo)character berates the patrons to show respect to her while she sings; and the out-and-out sexiness of her when she is lit up in red flames. Wow!!

The second scene is near the end when, standing out in the cold, Bo offers her his coat. The look on her face when she realizes that someone, maybe for the first time, is there to look after her and take care of her is absolutely moving. Again we can see the real Marilyn in the character. She so desperately looked for love and acceptance all through her life.

This is not a great movie. It is a great showcase for one of the most

remarkable personalities in movie history.


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