ADVISE & CONSENT / BUS STOP
July 13 only
A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY
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ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962, 126 min) 6:30pm [digital]
Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Peter Lawford, George Grizzard, Inga Swenson, Burgess Meredith; dir. by Otto Preminger
The great political film of the early 60s, with an amazing all-star cast, contains what might be Don Murray’s greatest film performance as a young senator from Utah who falls victim to sexual blackmail during a heated confirmation process for a controversial nominee for Secretary of State (Henry Fonda). It’s a brilliantly muted performance, the stuff of high tragedy, all of it choreographed masterfully by the great Otto Preminger.
Interview with Don Murray by Foster Hirsch!
From Unsung Hero “Don Murray on Marilyn Monroe” (digital, 6 min.)
BUS STOP (1956, 96 min.) 9:15pm [digital]
Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O’Connell, Hope Lange; directed by Joshua Logan
Don Murray rocketed to stardom playing naïve, enthusiastic, and war-whoopin’ cowboy Bo Decker, who falls in love with a pale chantoozie named Cherie (played by the one and only Marilyn Monroe). Don was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for this performance; it’s still a classic nearly sixty years later.
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Part of our SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY.
The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.
Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)
For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.
ADVISE & CONSENT / BUS STOP: Upcoming Showtimes