Picnic

"Grim"

Picnic Review


I'd never seen or read Picnic before -- and judging from the happy title I assumed it would be a lighthearted comedy -- probably full of music and dancing. Man, I was wrong. This is a big and sappy melodrama, with William Holden a train-riding hobo who descends upon a small town on Labor Day (in time for the big picnic), and wreaks all manner of havoc on the local romance pecking order. Ultimately the film finally focuses on his relationship with the lovely Kim Novak -- a one-day affair that ends with a vague, interpretable conclusion. Whoop de do. All that, and there's no hot dogs.


Picnic

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 16th February 1956

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: as Hal Carter, as Marjorie 'Madge' Owens, as Flo Owens, as Millie Owens, as Alan Benson, Arthur O'Connell as Howard Bevans, as Helen Potts, as Irma Kronkite, as Bomber, Raymond Bailey as Mr. Benson, as Rosemary - The School Teacher, Phyllis Newman as Juanita Badger


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