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Bus Stop (31-Aug-1956)

Director: Joshua Logan

Writer: George Axelrod

From a play: Bus Stop by William Inge

Music: Alfred Newman; Cyril J. Mockridge

Producer: Buddy Adler

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Rodeo

Beauregard "Bo" Decker, a cowboy who has barely set foot in the world outside of a ranch, travels to Phoenix as a rodeo contestant, and maybe more importantly to find himself a woman. Unfortunately he falls for Cherie, played by Marilyn Monroe in one of her better roles; the attraction is not fully reciprocated. Based on a one-act play by William Inge, People in the Wind, which he later adapted for Broadway as Bus Stop. Don Murray received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Bray
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Hans Conried
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Betty Field
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Eileen Heckart
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Hope Lange
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Marilyn Monroe
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Don Murray
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Arthur O'Connell
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Max Showalter
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Marilyn Monroe   ...   Cherie (singer)
And Introducing
Don Murray   ...   Bo Decker (rodeo star)
Arthur O'Connell   ...   Virgil Blessing
Betty Field   ...   Grace
Eileen Heckart   ...   Vera
Robert Bray   ...   Carl (bus driver)
Hope Lange   ...   Elma Duckworth
Hans Conried   ...   LIFE Photographer
Max Showalter   ...   LIFE Reporter


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