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The Wayward Bus

Directed by Victor Vicas
United States, 1957
Drama

Synopsis

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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  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Wayward Bus

    How to talk or write about sex in 1957 in Hollywood when there's the Hays code and censors everywhere. One thing for sure, director Victor Vicas hasn't got a single clue about it. So what's left on the screen is the story of a bus trying to make it to San Juan while it's beginning to rain hard outside and the passengers are getting on the driver's nerves. Already forgotten.

  • 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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