Bus Stop | 1956

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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Main Plot

Bus Stop, directed by Joshua Logan, follows the story of a group of strangers who find themselves stranded at a small Kansas bus stop during a snowstorm. As they wait for the roads to clear, tensions rise and relationships develop among the diverse characters. The central focus is on a brash cowboy named Bo, who becomes infatuated with a young singer named Cherie. Bo's aggressive pursuit of Cherie leads to a series of humorous and dramatic events, ultimately exploring themes of love, loneliness, and the complexities of human connection.


  • Cherie, a nightclub singer, is pursued by a cowboy named Bo in Bus Stop. She becomes the center of attention and conflict among the characters.
  • Don Murray plays the character Beau Decker in Bus Stop. He is a brash and impulsive rodeo cowboy who falls in love with a young aspiring singer named Cherie.
  • Arthur O'Connell portrays Virgil Blessing, a kind-hearted and wise old man who serves as a mentor figure to the main characters and provides valuable advice throughout the story.


In the conclusion of Bus Stop, directed by Joshua Logan, the characters find resolution and growth. Cherie, a young singer, realizes her feelings for Bo, a cowboy who has been pursuing her relentlessly. Bo, in turn, learns to respect Cherie's wishes and desires, understanding that he cannot force her to love him. The other characters also experience personal growth, with the brash Virgil becoming more understanding and the wise Grace finding solace in her own life. As the bus arrives to take them all away, Cherie and Bo share a tender moment, hinting at a possible future together. The play ends with a sense of hope and the promise of new beginnings for the characters.

Joshua Logan Comedy Drama Romance Marilyn Monroe Don Murray Arthur O'Connell