Based on the Broadway hit by William Inge, this comic drama is about a rancher who falls for a nightclub singer while stranded at a bus stop in a blizzard. Monroe's dramatic breakthrough movie and the first films from Lange and Murray, who eventually married. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor--Don Murray.
Alfred Newman - Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Hope Lange - Emmy Winning American Actress, THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
Max Showalter - American Actor
Casey Adams - American Actor
Robert Bray - American Actor
Joshua Logan - American Director/Playwright
George Axelrod - American Writer/Producer/Director
Arthur O'Connell - Character Actor, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, ANATOMY OF A MURDER
Hans Conried - American Comic Actor
Eileen Heckart - American actress
William Inge - Playwright/screenwriter
Milton R. Krasner - American Director Of Photography, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN
Milton Krasner - American Director Of Photography, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN
Marilyn Monroe - American actress, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
Norma Jean Mortenson - American actress, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
Don Murray - Actor/Director/Producer, KNOTS LANDING
Betty Field - American Character Actress
Based on the William Inge play, "Bus Stop" concerns Bo, a young, obnoxious rancher, who has just arrived in Phoenix to compete in a rodeo. While in a rowdy, cowboy-infested restaurant, he becomes smitten with Cherie, an over-the-hill but still sexy saloon singer. Soon after meeting her, the immature Bo decides he's ready to wed his new love; unfortunately for him, she is not at all interested. As a result, the pair engages in an emotional -- and physical -- battle for Cherie's mind, body and soul.
Film debuts for both Don Murray and Hope Lange. Color by DeLuxe. Kim Stanley played the role of Cherie in the stage version. Additional cast: Henry Slate (Manager of Nightclub); Terry Kelman (Gerald); Linda Brace (Evelyn); Helen Mayon (Landlady); and Lucille Knox (Blonde). Additional credit: The Four Lads (song performers).
"BUS STOP's down-on-her-luck wannabe [embodies] the sizzle and sadness that underpinned her bombshell persona." - 08/01/2013 Total Film