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Bus Stop

Co-Stars: Don Murray

Marilyn's Character: Cherie

Director: Joshua Logan

Synopsis: A saloon singer (Marilyn) fights the advances of a cowboy (Don Murray) who insists she is the girl of his dreams.

Often lauded as Marilyn's best performance, Bus Stop proved once and for all that Marilyn really could act. Marilyn believed that the cutting of the scene in which she cries while talking to Hope Lange's character on the bus cost her the Oscar nomination. Marilyn sings in this movie in a convincingly off-tune voice.


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Reviews: Bus Stop Marilyn Monroe effectively dispels once and for all the notion that she is merely a glamour personality... ~The Saturday Review

This is Marilyn's show, and, my friend, she shows plenty in figure, beauty and talent ~Los Angeles Examiner

In Bus Stop she [Marilyn] has a wonderful role, and she plays it with a mixture of humour and pain that is very touching. ~New York Herald Tribune

Marilyn Monroe has finally proved herself an actress in Bus Stop. `New York Times