Bus Stop (1956)
Star of the month... Marilyn Monroe
|Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray|
(with Eileen Heckart)
It was the first film to be made by Marilyn's production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions.
|Don Murray as Bo Decker|
|Marilyn in a publicity still from the film|
Musical highlightMarilyn finally proves to the world she is more than just a pretty face, and also proves she does have acting talent in her innocent and warm portrayal of a singer travelling across the country to get to Hollywood. We are even treated with a hillbilly accent.
|Marilyn Monroe as Chérie sings|
"That Old Black Magic"
little talent of the character. Her
Golden Globe nominated dramatic
performance was hailed by critics.
|Arthur O'Connell as Verge|
Did you know...
- This was Don Murray's first film
- This was Hope Lange's first film
- Co-stars Don Murray and Hope Lange later got married
- Working title for the film includes: "The Wrong Kind of Girl"
|Betty Field as Grace|
It is the first Marilyn Monroe film I ever saw. I still remember being bored one Saturday night as a child, and after some channel surfing ended up watching 'Bus Stop'.
I hadn't seen many old movies before, but something about Marilyn and her screen charisma captivated me, and she soon became and still is one of my favourite movie stars.