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Director:
Writers:
George Axelrod (screenplay)
William Inge (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
20 September 1956 (Argentina) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The coming of age of Bo Decker...and the girl who made him a man! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Dumb Story & Murray's Stupid Role Overshadows Marilyn See more (89 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marilyn Monroe ... Chérie
Don Murray ... Beauregard 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:
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)
 
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Runtime:
96 min
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2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | 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
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Don Murray has said that Marilyn Monroe was actually naked under her sheets because she thought that her character would really have been naked.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Cheri is repeatedly said to be from the Ozark Mountains, yet her map showing her "direction of life" begins in southwest Arkansas, at least 100 miles south of the southernmost part of the Ozarks.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Week with Marilyn (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Right KindSee more »

FAQ

What is 'Bus Stop' about?
Does the entire movie take place at a Bus Stop?
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54 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Dumb Story & Murray's Stupid Role Overshadows Marilyn, 19 March 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I recently saw a tribute to Marilyn Monroe and it was mentioned that Marilyn called "Bus Stop" her favorite film in which she acted. She thought she did her best work in that film and it legitimized her as a serious actress. This was one of the few films of hers I had never seen so I was very anxious now to see this, especially on widescreen. Well, it was disappointing: not because of Marilyn - she was fine - but the story was incredibly stupid.

Part of the problem might be the way our society has changed, although I doubt even 50 years ago - when this film came out - a guy could do what "Bo Decker" (Don Murray) did in here and get away with it. Nonetheless, to watch this brainless idiot - in a crowded nightclub - chase a woman down, rip off half of her dress, break into her dressing room, follow her out the window to a bus station, lasso her and kidnap her by dragging her onto the bus.....and have NOBODY even attempt to stop him during all of this (and more) is a real insult to any viewer's intelligence. No police? No security? No harassment, et al?

The story, like Murray's character who has fewer brains than the rodeo animals he's battling, is just plain dumb. Monroe ("Cheri") and friend Eileen Heckart ("Vera") are fine, as is the other main character, "Virgil" (Arthur O'Connell) but Murray is so loud, abrasive and stupid that he ruins the movie. He - not Monroe - dominates the film, unfortunately.

Thankfully, Monroe is.....well, Monroe, so all is not lost watching this movie but this screenplay is so dated and so moronic you'll cringe watching the film.

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