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Picnic(Movie, 1955)

PG
| 1h 55min | Genres: Drama, Romance / Love
PicnicRating: 3.3/5 (with 28 votes)
Picnic is a 1955 American Technicolor romantic comedy-drama film filmed in Cinemascope. It was adapted for the screen by Daniel Taradash from William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. Joshua Logan, director of the original Broadway stage production, directed the film version, which stars William Holden, Kim Novak, and Rosalind Russell, with Susan Strasberg and Cliff Robertson in supporting roles. Picnic was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two. The film dramatizes 24 hours in the life of a small Kansas town in the mid-20th century. It revolves around the Labor Day holiday. It is the story of an outsider whose appearance disrupts and rearranges the lives of those with whom he comes into contact. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Picnic

Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score

About Picnic

The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter blows into town to visit an old fraternity buddy who also happens to be the son of the richest man in town. Hal is an egocentric braggart - all potential and no accomplishment. He meets up with Madge Owens, the town beauty queen and girlfriend of Alan Benson.


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Trailer for Picnic + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Picnic (1955)(Trailer, 3:15)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Shot in: Kansas
Plays in: Kansas
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 12 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/18/1955
Director: Joshua Logan
Producer: Fred Kohlmar
Screenwriter: Daniel Taradash
Film Editor: Charles Nelson
Director of Photography: James Wong Howe
Composer: George Duning
Costume designer: Jean Louis
Production Designer: William Flannery
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Férias de Amor"
"Piquenique"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:12998, Added: 02/19/2018, Last updated: 11/26/2020