#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter (Hal Carter) blows into town to visit an old fraternity buddy (Alan Benson) who also happens to be the son of the richest man in town. Hal is an egocentric braggart – all potential and no accomplishment. He meets up with Madge Owens, the town beauty queen and girlfriend of Alan Benson.
Plot: Labor Day in a small Kansas farm town. Hal, a burly and resolute drifter, jumps off a dusty freight train car with the purpose of visiting Alan, a former college classmate and son of the richest man in town.
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Moonglow and Rosalind Russell
William Inge had his finger on the pulse of small town America. He wasn’t checking the heartbeats of its inhabitants but his own. I’ve just said that as if I knew all about it and I don’t, but I sense it. I mean, “Splendor In The Grass”, “The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs”, “Come Back Little Sheeba” That’s all the evidence we need to know that he was a male writer with a woman’s heart. “Picnic” epitomises that theory. Director Joshua Logan and writer Daniel Taradash trusted Inge’s world without questioning it. Everything flows with the irrational sanity of a woman’s heart. William Holden was a bit too old for the part but who cares! He is William Holden, capable to provoke passions of Mediterranean intensity at any age. He seems a bit self conscious at times and that helps the character’s foibles no end. Kim Novak is breathtaking. Susan Strasberg milks her tomboy with a longing for all its worth. Betty Field, Daisy Buchanan in the original “Great Gatsby”, gives a masterful performance without uttering a word that may reveal what she’s actually feeling, until the end of course. That scene in which she tries to stop her daughter from going away, is as much Field’s as it is Inge’s. Rosalind Russell didn’t get the Oscar for her superb, time bomb disguised in a school teacher’s dress, performance. Her craving for sex and romance and sex and marriage and sex is as bold as anything she had ever done and Rosalind Russell new how to be bold from “His Girl Friday” to “Auntie Mame”. The Moonglow sequence has become a classic moment in pictures. Deservedly so. I would suggest, if you haven’t done it yet, take a trip through William Inge’s territory. Familiar faces, familiar landscapes, familiar feelings, all completely new.
kinda okay, I guess,…
You can probably guess from the above statement that I wasn’t exactly bowled over by this film. It has quite the reputation and is one of only a few films by Joshua Logan (and about all of them became famous and well-respected). It stars William Holden and Kim Novak. Holden is the handsome stranger that wanders into a small town and Novak is his love interest. Technically, it is very well-made with decent acting and direction. The problem is, for me, the story itself just didn’t seem all that interesting or magical. However, considering its reputation, it is quite possible I am wrong–it might be great. All I know is, I was left pretty cold. Drop me a line some time–I’m really curious exactly what makes this a standout film. Most of my reviews are much longer than this one–mostly because I feel I have a lot more to say. This one, however, stumped me as it just left me like eating an entire meal of bread and water. It was filling but not particularly interesting.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (DVD) (USA)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Joshua Logan
Writer Daniel Taradash, William Inge
Actors William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field
Country United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 12 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 2.55 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length (14 reels), 3,090 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm