Bus Stop

Bus Stop

DVD - 2001
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A comedy-drama about a naive but brash young cowboy from Montana who goes to Phoenix to compete in a rodeo and learns about life and love from a cafe singer whom he tries to force into marriage.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., 2001
Branch Call Number: DVD F Bus


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May 14, 2016

GOOD (but not great) 1956 film set in the West (shot in Idaho and Arizona) with Marilyn Monroe as a good looking, but weak singer from Ozarks who entrances naive country rodeo cowboy played by Don Murray in his film debut.
Marilyn gets a chance to perform in an actual drama in her first film after studying at Actors School in New York - and is quite good.
The extremely socially naive Bo Decker Montana cowboy character ungraciously treats his romantic lady interest like one of his rodeo animals. At one point he actually lassos her to stop her from getting on a train.
The romance between the two main characters is a bit unbelievable, but it is an interesting period piece - and the supporting actors and their characters (Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, and Eileen Heckart) are all high quality.
Bus Stop is a well known 50's film I was too young to be interested in (or understand) when it originally came out - glad I finally gave it a view.
I Just put a hold on the 1939 film version of Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - might have seen that sometime in the past, but can't remember.

Aka_Aka_Aka Jan 09, 2015

Bus Stop has certainly got to be one of the most enjoyable and entertaining Western/Comedy/Romances that I have ever had the pleasure of watching.

With an excellent cast, showcased by the likes of the voluptuous Marilyn Monroe and the virile Don Murray, Bus Stop is a Western/Romance that's certainly worth a second view.

When husky Montana rodeo-champ, Bo Decker, finds his "Angel", it's love at first sight. Bo instantly falls heads over heels for the sweet'n'sexy Cherie, a fifth-rate nightclub chanteuse.

Bo wants marriage. Cherie wants Hollywood.

For the headstrong Bo, "no" does not always mean "no", especially when it comes to the wishes of his beloved "Angel". And so Bo finds that he must learn the hard way - That he can't just rope a gal the same way one lassos a steer.

When it comes to Bo learning a lesson on sheer stubbornness, it's Carl, the rugged and gallant busdriver, who must intervene and rearrange Bo's face for him.

Beaten and disgraced in front of his "Angel", everything somehow turns out for the best for Bo Decker. Before you know it, it's suddenly cheers and happy times ahead when Cherie realizes that, yes, she is, indeed, in love with this impulsive, but basically good-hearted cowboy-dude.

Released in 1956 - Bus Stop is, most definitely, Western/Comedy/Romance at its rootin', tootin' best!

btmslt Jun 01, 2012

This film is about the abuse that Marilyn's character endores at the hands of a young cowboy who really does not know how to behave in society. I can not believe that in the end she actually is in love with him. He really did not learn how to behave throughout the film.

tootsierollpop Mar 10, 2012

"Naive but brash"? On the jacket, he is described as "innocent". I would describe him as a woman abuser. Even after his good buddy and a bus driver warn him about his misogynist behavior, he has to be beaten up by these two men to realize his errors and promise to change from woman abuser to a more reasonable creep. All through the movie, he browbeats the Marilyn character, tries to control her, holds her down physically, tells her that she belongs to him, manhandles her, kidnaps her. He postures and yells like a narcisstic rooster. I could not bear watching the Marilyn character suffer from her "love" and victimization by this "brash" cowboy.The most interesting thing is that in this movie, Marilyn's voice sounds real, rather than the breathy, kittenish tones she is known for.


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