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The Wayward Bus (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 May 1957 (USA)
Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Vicas

Writers:

Ivan Moffat, John Steinbeck (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Collins ... Alice Chicoy
Jayne Mansfield ... Camille Oakes
Dan Dailey ... Ernest Horton
Rick Jason ... Johnny Chicoy
Betty Lou Keim ... Norma , the counter girl
Dolores Michaels ... Mildred Pritchard
Larry Keating ... Elliott Pritchard
Robert Bray ... Morse
Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. Elliott (Bernice) Pritchard
Dee Pollock ... Ed 'Pimples' Carson (as Dee Pollack)
Will Wright ... Van Brunt
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Storyline

Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a traveling salesman (Dailey) - embark on a life-changing journey on a fateful bus ride. As the road presents challenges, each character faces his or her own shortcomings, not knowing where life will lead next. Written by Anonymous

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The Steinbeck people! The Steinbeck passions! The Steinbeck power!

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buss på villovägar See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned as a vehicle for Marlon Brando, to be directed by Henry Hathaway. See more »

Quotes

Ed 'Pimples' Carson: Piece of chocolate cake, please
Norma , the counter girl: Cake for breakfast? I bet Mr Robert Wagner doesn't start his day wolfing down chocolate cake.
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Based on the John Steinbeck Book of the Same Title
10 July 2017 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Johnny Chicoy" (Rick Jason) owns a run-down bus which operates on a route from Rebel Corners, California to San Juan, Mexico. His wife, "Alice Chicoy" (Joan Collins) runs the small bus stop and and they have two young employees named "Norma" (Betty Lou Keim) and "Ed 'Pimples' Carson" (Dee Pollock) who help them out. Although Johnny and Alice love one another the problem is that Alice is an alcoholic who is insanely jealous of other women and mistreats both Norma and Ed rather badly as well. In any case, after a heated argument Norma decides to quit and gets on the bus to San Juan with some other passengers which includes several rather unusual characters. Although the actual bus ride isn't very long, what none of the people count on is the weather taking a severe turn for the worse which subsequently results in some life-changing decisions for all them. Now from what I understand, this film was based on the book of the same title written by John Steinbeck with a few changes here and there to accommodate a motion picture audience. Likewise, it was also being used to showcase the talents of Jayne Mansfield (as the stripper "Camille Oakes") who had only recently come into prominence as one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols. Be that as it may, what I liked in particular about this movie was the depth of the characters and the manner in which all of the actors played their parts. Additionally, there were a couple of suspenseful scenes which were also quite entertaining as well. That being said, although it is certainly dated, I enjoyed this movie and have rated it accordingly. Above average.


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