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The Wayward Bus

Directed by Victor Vicas
United States, 1957


A salesman, a lonely stripper, a bourgeois couple and their daughter embark on a bus from Rebel to San Juan. As a storm brings the bus to an unexpected halt half midway, each character faces his or her own shortcomings.

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The Wayward Bus Directed by Victor Vicas

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  • Aaken's rating of the film The Wayward Bus

    More like an ensemble picture than a star vehicle for Mansfield, we see a group of people coming to terms with their personal difficulties during a long bus journey. Joan Collins overacts, Dailey is poignant as an ageing salesman, and Mansfield is touching and very convincing in this unglamorous role of a soiled stripper. Nominated at the 1957 Berlin Festival, and a Golden Globe for Mansfield.

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