Movie Screening & Discussion - "The Wayward Bus"

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Join Marcus Renna in the Scott Room for a screening and discussion of the 1957 drama "The Wayward Bus," directed by Victor Vicas and starring Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Dan Dailey and Rick Jason. Based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. Recently restored and digitally remastered.

Alice Chicoy (Collins) is the wife of driver Johnny (Jason). He owns a small, rundown bus that makes side trips. Alice is the owner of a little restaurant in Rebel Corners and likes liquor a bit too much. Unhappy with what has become of her life, she decides to "surprise" her husband midway through his bus trip. Among the passengers, Camille Oakes (Mansfield) is a burlesque dancer on the way to a well-paying job in San Juan. Camille gets caught up in a flirtation with traveling salesman Ernest Horton (Dailey). As the bus makes its slow way through the California mountains, the passengers undergo a variety of life-altering experiences.

An engaging, journey where the treacherous roads are less impactful than the characters' personal struggles.