Bus Stop (1956)

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Bus Stop is a 1956 American romantic comedy film directed by Joshua Logan for 20th Century Fox, starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray and Hope Lange.

Unlike most of Monroe's films, Bus Stop is neither a full-fledged comedy nor a musical, but rather a dramatic piece; it was the first film she appeared in after studying at the Actors Studio in New York. Monroe does however sing one song: "That Old Black Magic" by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.

Bus Stop was based on the play of the same title (which in turn was expanded from an earlier, one act play People in the Wind) by William Inge. The inspiration for the play Bus Stop came from people Inge met in Tonganoxie, Kansas.

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