BUS STOP(THE WRONG KIND OF GIRL)
Joshua Logan, 1956
Few Marilyn Monroe fans can listen to "That Old Black Magic" without recalling Monroe's tinny, off-key, magically poignant rendition of the standard in BUS STOP. In her energetic and warm portrayal of Cherie, whose dream of Hollywood and Vine is interrupted by
the reality of a layover in Phoenix, Monroe exposes her vulnerability without sacrificing any of her radiance--for many viewers, this was the film that proved she could.
During her year-long absence from the screen, Monroe had diligently pursued her craft under the firm hand of theater legend Lee Strasberg, and it
shows. William Inge's rowdy play was adapted by George Axelrod (LORD LOVE A DUCK) with delightful results. The play, which unfolded on a single diner set, is skillfully opened out to include a ranch, a dance hall, a rodeo, and scenes of the countryside. The film is further enhanced by some
action-packed rodeo sequences.
Academy Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actor - Don Murray Genre:
Color or b/w:
Hans ConriedLife Photographer
Max Showalter (credited as Casey Adams)Life Reporter
Henry SlateManager of Night Club
Greta ThyssenCover Girl
George Axelrod (based on the play by William Inge)
Milton Krasner (CinemaScope, DeLuxe Color)
Cyril J. Mockridge
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