William Inge's Film Adaptations

Four of William Inge's Broadway hits from the 1950s were adapted into successful films:

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

Directed by Daniel Mann
Starring Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth

"Sheba" poster


stills from "Sheba"
Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth (left)
Richard Jaeckal and Terry Moore (right)

Picnic (1955)

Directed by Joshua Logan
Starring William Holden and Kim Novak
Theatrical Trailer

"Picnic" poster


a still from "Picnic"

Bus Stop (1956)

Directed by Joshua Logan
Starring Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray

"Bus Stop" movie poster (1)


A still from "Bus Stop"

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Directed by Delbert Mann
Starring Robert Preston and Dorothy McGuire
Academy Award-winning screenplay by Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, and William Inge

Movie poster


Movie still

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