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William Holden William Holden
Hal Carter
Kim Novak Kim Novak
Madge Owens
Betty Field Betty Field
Flo Owens
Susan Strasberg Susan Strasberg
Millie Owens
Cliff Robertson Cliff Robertson
Alan Benson
Arthur O Arthur O'Connell
Howard Bevans
Verna Felton Verna Felton
Helen Potts
Reta Shaw Reta Shaw
Irma Kronkite


Written by
Daniel Taradash Daniel Taradash
(screenplay)
William Inge William Inge
(play Picnic)


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Picnic

6 months ago at Jul 18 21:52
Even in 1955, I find it hard to believe that this was wild, transgressive, erotically charged cinema. Not in a decade that gave us Nicholas Ray’s subterfuge of teenage ennui (Rebel Without a Cause), two of Billy Wilder’s naughtiest comedies (The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot), and numerous Tennessee Williams adaptations (A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof being the cream of... read more
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Description: An award-winning film adaptation of the William Inge play. Hal Carter is an arrogant drifter who sets off dramatic fireworks when he visits a quiet Kansas town to see an old friend. Before long he has managed to steal Madge Owens, the most attractive girl in town, away from his pal. Much of the drama takes place in the midst of the town's annual Labor Day picnic. Among the many other memorable characters in the film are a spinster school teacher who desperately longs for the security of marriage, and Madge's jealous younger sister, Millie. A study of the impact of a handsome, virile and egotistical drifter on the lives of fiv ... (more)
Release date: 16 February 1956
UPC: 043396828797
Tags: 1955 (3), 1950s (2), Drama (2), Romance (2), Sisters (1), HQ (1), 50's (1), Train (1), Dance (1), Teacher (1), Picnic (1)
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Picnic

“Even in 1955, I find it hard to believe that this was wild, transgressive, erotically charged cinema. Not in a decade that gave us Nicholas Ray’s subterfuge of teenage ennui (Rebel Without a Cause), two of Billy Wilder’s naughtiest comedies (The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot), and numerous Tennessee Williams adaptations (A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof being the cream of the crop). In contrast to those particularly daring and sexually knowing works, Picnic has not aged particularly well.   I’m sure there’s still some power packed into the stage show, but the movie does not unfold with the same energy and sense of creation. Director Joshua Logan is too fond of set-ups and compositions that call to mind a proscenium stage instead of a lived-in small town. To” read more

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" Kim Novak as Madge Owens and Susan Strasberg as Millie Owens"


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"Best Art Direction - Color! Winner: Picnic! Nominees: Daddy Long Legs Guys and Dolls Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing To Catch a Thief"


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