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Picnic(1955)

Romance/Drama · 1h 55m · 2/16/1956

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Electrically attracted to each other...Overwhelmingly engulfed by it...Guiltily in love!

Description

It's Labor Day weekend, and fresh off a freight train is Hal Carter (William Holden), a happy-go-lucky drifter who's looking for a brand new start in life. A robust, handsome show-off, Hal has come to Kansas to seek gainful employment in his old fraternity brother Alan's family granary. But despite his high hopes and expectations, Hal's ambitious plans soon go away when his sexual magnetism attracts every woman in town, including 19-year-old Madge Owens (Kim Novak) — the alluring young beauty queen who also happens to be Alan's girlfriend. Also starring Rosalind Russell, Arthur O'Connell, Susan Strasberg, Nick Adams and Cliff Robertson, 'PICNIC' was nominated for six 1955 Academy Awards®: Best Picture, Best Director (Joshua Logan), Best Supporting Actor (O'Connell), Best Music, Best Color Art Direction and Best Editing. "A down-to-earth, throbbing drama of average, small-town Americans" (Boxoffice), 'PICNIC' is an "excellent film. ***-1/2" (Leonard Maltin).

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Where to Watch

Cast
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William Holden

Hal Carter
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Wayne R. Sullivan

Foreman (uncredited)
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Floyd Steinbeck

Chamber of Commerce member (uncredited)
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Harry Sherman Schall

Chamber of Commerce member (uncredited)
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Henry Pagueo

Mayor (uncredited)
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Phyllis Newman

Juanita Badger (cool girl) (uncredited)
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Shirley Knight

Bit part (uncredited)
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Flomanita Jackson

Committeewoman (uncredited)
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Don C. Harvey

Policeman (uncredited)
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Adlai Zeph Fisher

Chamber of Commerce member (uncredited)
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Paul R. Cochran

Chamber of Commerce member (uncredited)
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Harold A. Beyer

Chamber of Commerce member (uncredited)
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Steve Benton

Policeman (uncredited)
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George E. Bemis

Neighbor (uncredited)
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Carle E. Baker

Grain elevator worker (uncredited)
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Warren Frederick Adams

Stranger (uncredited)
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Rosalind Russell

Rosemary (schoolteacher)
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Elizabeth Wilson

Christine Schoenwalder (teacher) (as Elizabeth W. Wilson)
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Raymond Bailey

Mr. Benson
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Nick Adams

Bomber (paper boy)
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Reta Shaw

Irma Kronkite
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Verna Felton

Helen Potts
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Arthur O'Connell

Howard Bevans
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Cliff Robertson

Alan Benson
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Susan Strasberg

Millie Owens
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Betty Field

Flo Owens
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Kim Novak

Madge Owens
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Henry P. Watson

Chamber of Commerce president (uncredited)
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Abraham Weinlood

Trainman (before opening credits) (uncredited)
Crew
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William Inge

Writer
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Daniel Taradash

Writer
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Joshua Logan

Director
Disc Releases
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Picnic (DVD, Keep Case (Std.))
4/18/2000

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Picnic (DVD, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))
8/4/2010

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Picnic (Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))
1/17/2012

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Picnic (Blu-ray)
10/13/2020

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