Bus Stop

United States, 1956

Film
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A naive, young cowboy coming to Phoenix for the big rodeo, falls in love with the first woman he sees. She happens to be Marilyn Monroe, playing a “chantoosie” in a cheap bar, and he has to almost kidnap her, get beaten up for her, and perform majestically in the rodeo before she reciprocates his love. Don Murray gives a boisterous performance as the cowboy in the big city, but Monroe steals the film in what is considered one of her best performances. Based on the play “Bus Stop” by William Inge.

Credits

director

Joshua Logan

producer

Buddy Adler

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:36:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37283

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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