Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop (1956)
Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop (1956)
Bus Stop (1956)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Bus Stop

Joshua Logan | United States | 1956 | PG

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Wed 26 Apr 2023

Monroe’s Chérie, a saloon singer from the Ozarks, runs rings around a hayseed rodeo rider (Don Murray, in his breakout role). A CinemaScope mix of musical, drama and comedy, the film – acclaimed at the time for Monroe’s nuanced performance – provides fascinating evidence of the actor breaking free from earlier typecasting. She’d just renegotiated her Fox contract, was heading her own production company and, onscreen, was trying out the new techniques she’d been studying at the Actors Studio. With a screenplay by The Seven Year Itch’s George Axelrod, based on William Inge’s hit 1955 play.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 96 mins

Event duration

96 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Marilyn Monroe's (1926–62) image, as the personification of Hollywood glamour, beauty and desirability, is perhaps the most iconic in popular culture...

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