Bus Stop

Bus Stop

Joshua Logan (1956)

U Certificate


Our Score
This was the film that proved Marilyn Monroe was a considerable screen actress, and capable of much, much more than her sexpot image indicated. Whether Monroe's performance is a result of director Joshua Logan's patience or Lee and Paula Strasberg's legendary coaching is irrelevant: she is simply superb as the down-at-heel saloon chanteuse whom young cowboy Don Murray (impressive in his film debut) decides to marry. Based on William Inge's stage play, this is a movie that rewards - especially memorable is Monroe's delivery of an off-kilter That Old Black Magic in an outfit that leaves little to the imagination. If you've ever wondered, this movie certainly shows what Monroe was all about.


A cafe singer is romantically pursued by a love-struck rodeo cowboy who is determined to win her hand in marriage - if only by persistence alone. Comedy drama, starring Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray, with Betty Field and Arthur O'Connell.

Cast & Crew

Cherie Marilyn Monroe
Bo Don Murray
Virgil Arthur O'Connell
Grace Betty Field
Vera Eileen Heckart
Carl Robert Bray
Elma Hope Lange
Life photographer Hans Conried
Life reporter Max Showalter
Manager of nightclub Henry Slate
Director Joshua Logan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy