5 Most Memorable Marilyn Monroe Performances
5 Most Memorable Marilyn Monroe Performances, Bus Stop Poster
"Bus Stop" (1956): A rare opportunity for Monroe to show some dramatic ability. But really, everything she can do is on display here: Joshua Logan's film, based on the William Inge play, offers the full range of Monroe's abilities. She stars as Cherie — that's pronounced "Sher-EE," not "Cherry "— a lousy saloon singer toiling away in Phoenix until she can find a way to get to Hollywood. Yes, her Arkansas accent grates — and if we're being honest, the way overzealous cowboy Don Murray carries her off and forces her into an engagement would merit a restraining order now. But Monroe also gets some quieter moments that reveal her vulnerability.