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Bus Stop -- Based on the Broadway hit by William Inge, this comic drama is about a rancher who falls for a nightclub singer while stranded at a bus stop in a blizzard.
Bus Stop -- Open-ended Trailer from 20th Century Fox


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George Axelrod (screenplay)
William Inge (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
20 September 1956 (Argentina) See more »
The coming of age of Bo Decker...and the girl who made him a man! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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well worth a stop when passing through See more (93 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marilyn Monroe ... Chérie

Don Murray ... Beauregard 'Bo' Decker

Arthur O'Connell ... Virgil Blessing
Betty Field ... Grace

Eileen Heckart ... Vera

Robert Bray ... Carl

Hope Lange ... Elma Duckworth

Hans Conried ... Life Magazine Photographer

Max Showalter ... Life Magazine Reporter (as Casey Adams)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band ... Themselves
Linda Brace ... Evelyn (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ... Cashier (uncredited)
J.M. Dunlap ... Orville (uncredited)
Ed Fury ... Cowboy in Saloon (uncredited)
Buddy Heaton ... Clown (uncredited)
Fay L. Ivor ... Rodeo Usher (uncredited)
Richard Culvert Johnson ... Messenger (uncredited)
Terry Kelman ... Gerald (uncredited)
Lucille Knox ... Blonde on Street (uncredited)
Pete Logan ... Announcer (uncredited)
Kate MacKenna ... Elderly Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Martin ... Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
Helen Mayon ... Landlady (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Ticket Taker at Bus (uncredited)
Del Moore ... Man at Rodeo (uncredited)
Phil J. Munch ... Preacher (uncredited)
Jim Katugi Noda ... Japanese Cook (uncredited)
James O'Rear ... Mr. Foster (uncredited)
Norman Papson ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Wilbur Plaugher ... Clown (uncredited)
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ... Cowboy (uncredited)
William Schub ... Messenger (uncredited)

George Selk ... Elderly Passenger (uncredited)
Henry Slate ... Manager of Blue Dragon Nightclub (uncredited)
Bill Stanberry ... Skinny Bull Rider (uncredited)
Greta Thyssen ... Cover Girl (uncredited)
Casey Tibbs ... Himself (uncredited)
Andy Womack ... Clown (uncredited)

Directed by
Joshua Logan 
Writing credits
George Axelrod (screenplay)

William Inge (based on the play by)

Produced by
Buddy Adler .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
Alfred Newman 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
Art Direction by
Mark-Lee Kirk 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Travilla (costumes designed by)
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist: Miss Monroe (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Kadish .... assistant director
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ed Wynigear .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Orven Schanzer .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ken Darby .... vocal supervisor
Alfred Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Pat Newcomb .... publicist (uncredited)
Patricia Newcomb .... publicist: Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
Roger L. Stevens .... producer: original stage production (uncredited)
Greta Thyssen .... body double: Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
Robert Whitehead .... producer: original stage production (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-12 (1974) | Finland:K-16 (1956) | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #18041) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Green top with black-lace like overlay Marilyn Monroe wears (pictured on US DVD cover) had originally been worn by Susan Hayward several years earlier in same studio's With a Song in My Heart (1952).See more »
Continuity: The length of Cherie's green scarf changes as Bo wears it during the rodeo.See more »
[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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The Bus Stop SongSee more »


What is 'Bus Stop' about?
Does the entire movie take place at a Bus Stop?
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
well worth a stop when passing through, 19 August 2005
Author: rebeljenn from Bath, England

'Bus Stop' is a cheerful and romantic old-style film with part of the action centering around a bus stop and bus journey. Bo, a not-very-bright cowboy, does not know anything about love but has his heart set on bringing a woman back home with him. He sees Cherie (played by Monroe) at a bar and falls instantly in love, but she does not quite feel the same way about him. The film explores this romance and the lessons that Bo (and Cherie) has to learn in order to 'grow up'. It takes him several mistakes and character flaws to overcome, but, with the help of Marilyn Monroe, everything comes to a happy (and quick) ending, like most 1950s films.

Overall, 'Bus Stop' is an engaging and funny film and it is worth a watch. However, there are some problems. One of the problems is that I found Bo to be extremely annoying in places. He is too 'in your face'; I am not sure whether Bo's innocence was over-played by the actor or if it was written in the script. The other problem I had was the ending. Older films typically have a rushed ending, at least when compared to the present day. It just seems to abrupt.

The film also has some amuzing adult humor, and this is subtle so there is not a chance of a child picking up on it. (Look at the float in the parade!) Overall, 'Bus Stop' is an all-around enjoyable tale about an age past.

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