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The Wayward Bus (1957)

Not Rated
87 min | Drama

Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a traveling salesman (Dailey) - embark on a ...See moreJoan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a traveling salesman (Dailey) - embark on a life-changing journey on a fateful bus ride. As the road presents challenges, each character faces his or her own shortcomings, not knowing where life will lead next. Written by Anonymous See less
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Ivan Moffat | John Steinbeck (novel "The Wayward Bus")
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Updated May 27, 1957

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May 27, 1957 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Joan Collins
Alice Chicoy Alice Chicoy   See fewer
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Jayne Mansfield
Camille Oakes Camille Oakes   See fewer
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Dan Dailey
Ernest Horton Ernest Horton   See fewer
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Rick Jason
Johnny Chicoy Johnny Chicoy   See fewer
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Betty Lou Keim
Norma , the counter girl Norma , the counter girl   See fewer
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Dolores Michaels
Mildred Pritchard Mildred Pritchard   See fewer
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Larry Keating
Elliott Pritchard Elliott Pritchard   See fewer
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Kathryn Givney
Mrs. Elliott (Bernice) Pritchard Mrs. Elliott (Bernice) Pritchard   See fewer
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Dee Pollock
Ed 'Pimples' Carson (as Dee Pollack) Ed 'Pimples' Carson (as Dee Pollack)   See fewer
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Will Wright
Van Brunt Van Brunt   See fewer
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Roy Bourgeois
Andrews (uncredited) Andrews (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Carroll
Mrs. Breed (uncredited) Mrs. Breed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Carter
Bus Driver (uncredited) Bus Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
Bus Dispatcher (uncredited) Bus Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Frome
Stanton (uncredited) Stanton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Greenway
Mr. Breed (uncredited) Mr. Breed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anna Luther
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James Stone
Jowett (uncredited) Jowett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Ticket Seller (uncredited) Ticket Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
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Ruth Warren
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6.7 / 10 | 290 votes