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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 31, 1956


Awarded by
Directors Guild of America Joshua Logan Best Director 1956 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don Murray Best Supporting Actor 1956 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marilyn Monroe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1956 Nominee


Marilyn Monroe
as Cherie
Don Murray
as Bo Decker
Arthur O'Connell
as Virgil "Virge" Blessing
Betty Field
as Grace
Eileen Heckart
as Vera
Robert Bray
as Carl
Hope Lange
as Elma Duckworth
Hans Conried
as Life Photographer
Casey Adams
as Life Reporter
Henry Slate
as Manager of Nightclub
Terry Kelman
as Gerald
Linda Brace
as Evelyn
Greta Thyssen
as Cover Girl
Helen Mayon
as Landlady
Lucille Knox
as Blonde on Street
Budd Buster
as Elderly Passenger


Joshua Logan
Buddy Adler
George Axelrod
Milton Krasner
Cyril Mockridge
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Mark-Lee Kirk
Art Director