Bus Stop

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Although it's not explicitly a musical, Bus Stop is certainly a product of that imagination which says the best things in life are free, and if you don't have a dream how you gonna have a dream come true. Once that's understood, it's easier to go beyond the bizarre misogyny and stilted theatricality of the plot in which a naive, loud-mouthed cowboy (Murray) tries to kidnap a saloon singer from the Ozarks played by Monroe. Apart from her engaging performance, the film's real interest lies in the unpleasant nature of its subtext: equations of poverty with personal unworthiness, and the uneasiness of an implicitly homosexual focus on Murray.


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Joshua Logan
George Axelrod
Don Murray
Betty Field
Hans Conried
Marilyn Monroe
Arthur O'Connell
Hope Lange
Eileen Heckart