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Picnic (11-Feb-1956)

Director: Joshua Logan

Writer: Daniel Taradash

From a play: Picnic by William Inge

Music Composed by: George Duning

Producer: Fred Kohlmar

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Hal Carter, played by William Holden, arrives in a small Kansas town on Labor Day to reconnect with a former schoolmate, Alan; he seems to attract the sexual imagination of all women he meets, including Madge, Alan's fiancée. Holden is 37 and too old for the part, which should have gone to someone in his 20s. Won two Oscars and nominated for three others, including Best Director and Best Picture.

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Nick Adams
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Raymond Bailey
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Verna Felton
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Betty Field
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Reta Shaw
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Elizabeth Wilson
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CAST

William Holden   ...   Hal Carter
with
Kim Novak   ...   Madge Owens
Betty Field   ...   Flo Owens
Susan Strasberg   ...   Millie Owens
Cliff Robertson   ...   Alan Benson
Arthur O'Connell   ...   Howard Bevans
Verna Felton   ...   Helen Potts
Reta Shaw   ...   Irma Kronkite
Nick Adams   ...   Bomber
Raymond Bailey   ...   Mr. Benson
Elizabeth Wilson   ...   Christine Schoenwalder
Co-Starring
Rosalind Russell   ...   Rosemary the School Teacher

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