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Bus Stop

Released Aug 31, 1956 1h 36m Comedy Drama List
80% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 62% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
Cowboys Beauregard Decker (Don Murray) and Virgil Blessing (Arthur O'Connell) attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie (Marilyn Monroe). He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned. Read More Read Less
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Sumner Rand Orlando Sentinel A hilarious farce. Oct 8, 2021 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: A+ Feb 18, 2012 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Monroe has the courage to make Cherie a far less talented performer than Monroe was herself. Rated: 5/5 Jun 30, 2004 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy Boorish comedy mingling incompetently with underfed character drama. Rated: 5/10 Jul 13, 2014 Full Review James Plath Movie Metropolis I suspect that some viewers will either like the film because of Monroe's performance, or hate it because of Murray's. Rated: 6/10 Jul 25, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The Broadway based movie reduces romance to a physical attraction and of never saying I'm sorry for being a male predator. Rated: B- Aug 6, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Alec B It should actually be listed as "inspired by Inge's play", not "based on" since it throws just about everything from the source material out the window. Monroe is uncharacteristically unglamorous for almost the whole movie, which is the only interesting thing about it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review David F While it's much different from the claustrophobic play that took place exclusively in its eponymous locale, this film does feature some of Marilyn Monroe's best acting. She plays a lounge performer who attracts the attention of a boorish simpleton rancher form Montana, in town for a rodeo. The pairing leads to broad comedy and frankly a lot of very dated "courting" but Monroe truly shines as a sort of lower-class Southern Belle. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/01/23 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 36 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/07/23 Full Review Mark A One of Marilyn Monroe's best performances. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/20/22 Full Review michael c Not so funny and actually pretty sad considering the story line and poor acting from the main characters. Irritating noise from both actors and the one and only truly good, believeable moment was the fist fight out in the snow. The rest should be canned & shelved! The close ups of Marilyn looked tired and her drinking problems were apparent in her face. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 10% rating. Terrible film. This would not slide in today's culture. Did not age well. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Cowboys Beauregard Decker (Don Murray) and Virgil Blessing (Arthur O'Connell) attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie (Marilyn Monroe). He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.
Director
Joshua Logan
Producer
Buddy Adler
Screenwriter
George Axelrod
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 31, 1956, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 22, 2013
Runtime
1h 36m
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