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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Chérie
... Beauregard 'Bo' Decker
... Virgil Blessing
... Grace
... Vera
... Carl
... Elma Duckworth
... Life Magazine Photographer
... Life Magazine Reporter (as Casey Adams)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band ... Themselves
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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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arizona | cowboy | montana | rodeo | virgin | See All (60) »

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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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20 September 1956 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Kind of Girl  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,270,000, 31 December 1956
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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Although a Hollywood Reporter news item reported that Steffi Sidney was cast as a rodeo fan, her appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. See more »

Goofs

Virgil has his guitar with him in the jeep on the way to catch the bus but boards without it and later on he plays it on the bus. 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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And Introducing / Don Murray See more »

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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Marilyn Monroe
Later briefly sung by Don Murray
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OK but obnoxious
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie is based on a play that I haven't read so maybe I'm missing some of the subtext but as pure entertainment I wouldn't recommend this movie. The characters aren't well-defined and are little more than stereotypes, e.g. Grace, the sassy diner waitress, Cherie, the showgirl with a heart of gold. Marilyn Monroe plays the same type of character that she more or less played for her entire career, but she does it very well; she and Hope Lange provide the only good performances. Don Murray's unsophisticated cowboy was so obnoxious he practically ruined any enjoyment to be had from the movie. The supporting players are decent but that's all. It's a shame, this movie could have been pretty good if they had made one or two different casting decisions.


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