• Picnic (1955)

Picnic

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2000

PG |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Charming Hal Carter (William Holden) turned to wandering after a failed acting career left him loose in the wind. Interested in reuniting with an old college friend, Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson), Carter bums a train ride to a tranquil Kansas town. Alan greets him warmly, and together they join the community in a picnic celebration of Labor Day. However, his welcome quickly sours when sparks ignite between him and Alan's girlfriend, Madge Owens (Kim Novak).

Cast: William Holden, Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, Verna Felton

Director: Joshua Logan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Melodramatic, Emotional, Small town, Friendship, Amusing, 1950s, Sister, Police officer, Rivalry, Girlfriend, Transformation, Love

Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Directing
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)
Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)