A young and innocent cowboy discovers the girl of his dreams (Marilyn Monroe) and decides to make her his wife. She is more than reluctant to accept his proposal and he forces her to board a bus headed for Montana. The road is blocked and the journey is interrupted by an overnight stay at Grace's Diner, where her plight is soon revealed to all. Realizing his brute approach will never win her heart, he apologizes and kisses her goodbye, only to discover she really has grown to love him. Acclaimed by many as Marilyn Monroe's first serious acting performance. BUS STOP displays a mixture of humor and pain.
Though it seems dated now, this film adaptation of William Inge's romantic comedy-drama was considered pretty hot stuff in its day, which was 1956. Directed by Joshua Logan from George Axelrod's script of Inge's Broadway hit, the film stars Marilyn Monroe as the kind of woman who can't understand why she always brings out the worst in men. A singer who has attracted the attention of a young rodeo rider (Don Murray) whom she meets on a bus, she finds herself trapped at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere during a blizzard. The young cowboy, whose intentions are honorable, can't control his temper and can't understand why this experienced woman won't take him seriously--and why she rejects him when he begins acting jealous and possessive. Love takes its lumps but comes out slugging in the end, with Marilyn at her vulnerable, jaded best. --Marshall Fine
Blu Ray brings new life to this classic MM stand out. Performances are even bigger and brighter with clarity and beauty... And heart ache, and glorious sentiment. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2013 by TCJ
Others have commented on the story-line and characters of this classic -- this was also Don Murray's film debut, which I don't remember seeing mentioned (although I'll admit I... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2012 by M. Bailin
I love old movies and I love Marilyn. But this just stinks. There's none of Marilyn's glamour or gold-digging charm. She's shrill and whiny in a terrible hick accent. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by JujubeMBA
As Cherie, the one-note chanteuse with little talent, Marilyn Monroe creates a character who is both pathetic and poignant. Read more
First off I am a HUGE Marilyn Monroe fan. I also believe only Marilyn Monroe fans watch this movie. She is great in it. It's one of her best performances. Read morePublished on March 25 2004 by Johny Bottom