William Holden & Kim Novak Dancing in the Movie Picnic




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Published on Sep 28, 2012

William Holden & Kim Novak dance, from the movie "Picnic."

I love this scene from the movie "Picnic" from director Josh Logan, released in 1955, based on the play by William Inge.

I've always identified, for whatever reason, with the character Hal Carter that Holden played in this film.

So many great lines in "Picnic."

"You don't love someone because they're perfect, Mom." Who hasn't thought that at one time or another in their lives?

William Holden and Kim Novak were great in this, even though Holden thought he was too old to play the part of Hal. I heard he had to drink quite a bit to get up the nerve to do the "Moonglow" dancing scene in this clip.

So memorable. So perfect.

This clip appears courtesy of BFM Digital and IODA. The movie "Picnic" is owned and licensed by BFM Digital and IODA.

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  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Morris Stoloff, The Columbia Pictures Orchestra
  • Album

    • Picnic (Original Film Soundtrack)
  • Writers

    • George Duning
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Stage Door); Shapiro Bernstein, UMPI, and 5 Music Rights Societies


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