Picnic

81
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1956
  • Running time: 115 min
Emotions are ignited in complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labor Day picnic.
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Emotions are ignited in complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labor Day picnic.

Original Release

02/11/1956

US Release

02/16/1956

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Cast

Betty Field Flo Owens
Cliff Robertson Alan Benson
Kim Novak Madge Owens
Rosalind Russell Rosemary, the School Teacher
Susan Strasberg Millie Owens
William Holden Hal Carter
Arthur O'Connell Howard Bevans
Verna Felton Helen Potts
Reta Shaw Irma Kronkite / Irma Henderson
Nick Adams Bomber / 'Bomber'
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Joshua Logan

Writers

William Inge, Daniel Taradash

Cast

Betty Field Flo Owens
Cliff Robertson Alan Benson
Kim Novak Madge Owens
Rosalind Russell Rosemary, the School Teacher
Susan Strasberg Millie Owens
William Holden Hal Carter
Arthur O'Connell Howard Bevans
Verna Felton Helen Potts
Reta Shaw Irma Kronkite / Irma Henderson
Nick Adams Bomber / 'Bomber'
Raymond Bailey Mr. Benson
Phyllis Newman Juanita Badger - Cool Girl
Elizabeth Wilson Christine Schoenwalder
Warren Frederick Adams Stranger
Carle E. Baker Grain Elevator Worker
George E. Bemis Neighbor
Steve Benton Policeman
Harold A. Beyer Chamber of Commerce Member
Paul R. Cochran Chamber of Commerce Member
Adlai Zeph Fisher Chamber of Commerce Member

Producers

Editors

William A. Lyon, Charles Nelson

1956OscarBest Picture Nominated
1956OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1956OscarBest Director Nominated
1956OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Won
1956OscarBest Film Editing Won
1956OscarBest Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
1956Golden GlobeBest Director Won
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