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.

By: CR


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
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