Bus Stop

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release Date: January 1, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 1.00
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In this cinemadaptation of William Inge's Broadway comedy Bus Stop, Marilyn Monroe is cast as Cherie, a fifth-rate nightclub chanteuse who captures the heart of Montana rodeo champ Bo (Don Murray). He, in turn, kidnaps Cherie and bundles her off to the roadside bus stop of the title.

Gradually, the headstrong Bo learns that you can't rope a gal the same way you lasso a steer, but before this happens his face is rearranged by gallant bus driver Carl (Robert Bray). By this time, however, Cherie has fallen in love with her impulsive but basically good-hearted abductor.

Others in the cast include Arthur O'Connell as Bo's level-headed travelling companion and protector Virgil, Betty Field as down-to-earth bus stop proprietress Grace, and Eileen Heckart as Cherie's confidante Vera. The film later inspired a 1961 TV series. A few TV prints of Bus Stop still exist bearing the alternate title Wrong Kind of Girl.

Director: Joshua Logan

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  • 1 star "The message of the film is: being idiotic and obnoxious works, so do harassment, stalking, and kidnapping! Nice guys finish last, so be the world's biggest scumbag and you too can rope in some poor beauty with no self-esteem just like Beau did!"
  • 1 star "Horrifying film about an obnoxious and undisciplined rube who thinks he can just take whatever and whoever he wants. A love story born out of Stockholm Syndrome."
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