Bus Stop (1961–1962)

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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.


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Complete series cast summary:
Rhodes Reason ...
 Sheriff Will Mayberry / ... (26 episodes, 1961-1962)
 D.A. Glenn Wagner / ... (26 episodes, 1961-1962)
Joan Freeman ...
 Elma Gahrigner / ... (26 episodes, 1961-1962)
Marilyn Maxwell ...
 Grace Sherwood (15 episodes, 1961-1962)


Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

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Release Date:

1 October 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Encrucijada  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The show was cancelled not because of low ratings, but because of the explicit violence of an episode entitled "A Lion Walks Among Us" in which Fabian plays a young psychopath. See more »


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Memorable series, very different from the movie and play
21 April 2002 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

"Bus Stop" was a memorable series, though very different from the movie and play, which were more farcical. The series was in black-and-white, and was usually very dramatic. Each week, there would be a mini-drama as people came in and out of the bus stop. The Marilyn Maxwell character, Grace, usually provided sympathy and advice; there was always a bantering relationship between Grace and the sheriff, the bus driver, and the waitress, which was behind the main drama. For some reason, i remember an episode which had Madelyn Rhue and Coleen Gray, which had to do with a woman trying to escape an abusive relationship who becomes friends with another woman on the bus. But "Bus Stop" was a good series; i was surprised to discover that Robert Altman had been involved with the series.

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