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Cowboys Beauregard Decker (Don Murray) and Virgil Blessing (Arthur O'Connell) attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie (Marilyn Monroe). He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.

Cast & Crew

Don Murray
Beauregard "Bo" Decker
Arthur O'Connell
Virgil Blessing
Hope Lange
Elma Duckworth
Hans Conried
Life Magazine Photographer
Casey Adams
Life Magazine Reporter
Henry Slate
Manager of Blue Dragon Nightclub
George Axelrod
Screenwriter
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Audience Reviews for Bus Stop

  • May 22, 2015
    It should actually be listed as "inspired by Inge's play", not "based on" since it throws just about everything from the source material out the window. Monroe is uncharacteristically unglamorous for almost the whole movie, which is the only interesting thing about it.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 25, 2011
    Bus Stop is a somewhat entertaining hillybilly love story between Beau, a stubborn, romantically-inexperienced cowboy in town for the rodeo, and Cherie, a showgirl he meets along the way. Love is a foreign concept to Beau, so when he finally finds it, he comes on a little strong, demanding her hand in marriage within twenty four hours. Strangely enough, what makes this classic painful to watch is also the same thing that makes it somewhat watchable. That thing is Marilyn Monroe. I love Monroe, I really do. She was great in her minor role in All About Eve, and she may very well have been the best thing about Some Like It Hot, but it seems evident to me that her acting abilities are (were?) very limited, especially when she attempts to stray away from her ditzy blonde routine. I could tell that she tried hard, but she just couldn't handle that southern accent. However, despite her slightly irritating performance, some how she's still likeable. I think she's the only person that can make an intolerable performance... tolerable. The story itself is only mildly interesting. It has its moments, but for the most part it's melodramatic and predictable. The direction and script are both decent, but not anything to write home about. Bus Stop passes as light entertainment, but isn't anything I'd want to rewatch again. It certainly isn't essential viewing unless you're a diehard Marilyn Monroe fan.
    Brandon W Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2008
    Possibly Monroe's funniest work.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 02, 2008
    rather than being musical or simply pretending to be a dunce marilyn actually acted a little bit towards the end which is unusual for her,.. but her lil' bit of acting was good... even though she was the archetypal dunce through the rest of the movie... much like the redneck character whom she marries. er... so it's a light hearted comedy with some top totty in it
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