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Picnic- Moonglow

  • Опубликовано: 30 авг 2010
  • This is a tribute to a movie called "Picnic" & it was released in 1955 & starred Kim Novak,William Holden,Susan Strasberg & Rosalind Russell. My favorite scene of the movie is the dance between Kim Novak & Bill Holden, it is one of the most romantic dances & moments on film.

    I hope you enjoy my montage!!

    Here is a description of the movie: One of the biggest box-office attractions of the 1950s, Picnic was adapted by Daniel Taradash from the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Inge play. William Holden plays Hal Carter, a handsome drifter who ambles into a small Kansas town during the Labor Day celebration to look up old college chum Alan (Cliff Robertson, in his film debut). Hoping to hit up Alan for a job--or a handout--Hal ends up stealing his buddy's fiancee Madge Owens (Kim Novak). Hal also has a catnip effect on spinster schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney (Rosalind Russell), so much so that Rosemary makes a fool of herself in front of the whole town, nearly driving away her longtime beau Howard Bevans (Arthur O'Connell). Persuaded by his friends and family that Hal is no damn good, Madge is prepared to break off her relationship. As anyone who remembers the film's famous overhead closing shot knows, however, Madge is ultimately ruled by her heart and not her head. For a film set in Kansas, there's an awful lot of New York talent in the supporting cast (Susan Strasberg and Phyllis Newman come immediately to mind); still, the Midwestern ambience comes through loud and clear, especially during the perceptively detailed Labor Day picnic sequence. Broadening the film's appeal is its George Duning-Steve Allen title song, a variation of the old standard "Moonglow".

    Music: 1st song is Moonglow & Theme from Picnic By: Morris Stoloff
    2nd song is: Unchained Melody
    Feel free to comment.

    DISCLAIMER: All clips and music are copyrighted to their respective owners. No infringement intended. This is a fan-made video presented for entertainment purposes and not for profit.
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Комментарии • 192

  • Armando Aguilar
    Armando Aguilar Месяц назад

    Que recuerdos inolvidables con esta pelicula de por si Moongloom es preciosa y el video que vemos con la misma pelicula y otra música que le adaptaron esta sensacional

  • Bill Durell
    Bill Durell 3 месяца назад

    Thank you so much for this wonderful montage. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your creation. Thanks again.

  • Armando Aguilar
    Armando Aguilar 3 месяца назад

    Una película formidable en donde KIm Novak y William Holden entregan el alma en su actuación cuando bailan

  • Ruiz Santa
    Ruiz Santa 5 месяцев назад

    Estaba muy joven. Cuando vi esta película mi favorita este es el amor verdadero

  • Rich Stankiewicz
    Rich Stankiewicz 6 месяцев назад

    Truly a wonderful scene and time never to be forgotten.

  • Florian Casper
    Florian Casper 7 месяцев назад

    Cuando los sueños se hacen realidad

  • Jim Stokes
    Jim Stokes 8 месяцев назад

    Used to be the whole soundtrack posted. The incidental music is also good where the composer includes music from another movie, "Full of Life." The chase music was also used in other movies.

  • govcalif
    govcalif 11 месяцев назад

    susan strasberg wasn't blessed with years. what a great career she could have had if she had lived. she could still be acting.

  • Joe Bowen
    Joe Bowen 11 месяцев назад +4

    I agree with one who commented On Movie Picnic during the dance between W Holden &
    K Novak, around the lake, & in my opinion, there will never be a more Erotic scene without tearing off clothes, sweating, & showing graphic sexual union.
    This dance, they performed to my favorite song, Moonglow, Picnic, is the greatest Erotic scene of all past plays & movies, barring none.

    • Abbe Buck
      Abbe Buck 6 месяцев назад

      This movie came out when I was born.

  • Verna Underhill
    Verna Underhill Год назад +1

    I love this scene and the music, you can feel them falling in love!!!

  • Private Private
    Private Private Год назад

    These were the best days ever! Beautiful music!

  • Juan Olvera
    Juan Olvera Год назад

    Con esta melodía 'cerrábamos' la transmisión a cada noche en la antigua XEVMC, en Guadalajara... ¡Cuántos recuerdos!

  • Latrena Graham
    Latrena Graham Год назад

    A Classic!!:):)

  • Michael Masi
    Michael Masi Год назад +1

    I've seen most of these films in late '40. I have loved them all..

  • Guru Analytic
    Guru Analytic Год назад +1

    I was so happy when I heard this song in Scorsese's Casino (1995)!

  • Belita William
    Belita William Год назад +11

    Different Times ..and People..what I remember as a child growing up..Beautiful memories..

  • Margaret Livorsi
    Margaret Livorsi Год назад +7

    Still love this movie I watch this often

  • Love and Be Wise
    Love and Be Wise Год назад

    I love Howard.


    They don't make them like this anymore.

  • Ivonete Carvalho
    Ivonete Carvalho Год назад +1

    Uma das melhores cenas do cinema !!

  • Mari Hill
    Mari Hill Год назад +6

    Wow I love that dance scene, I didn't realize how handsome Holden was, he was a knock out and Kim that beautiful blank stare she had all the way through the movie..so sexy.

  • ANNIE H.
    ANNIE H. Год назад +6

    Loved the movie but also loved the music!

  • Susan CAMPBELL
    Susan CAMPBELL Год назад +9

    wow.....that's got to be one of the sexiest songs ever written.

    • Kathleen Barthelmy
      Kathleen Barthelmy 21 день назад +1

      Susan CAMPBELL right one GF

    • Joe Hayes
      Joe Hayes Год назад +6

      Moonglow was the song specified in Wm. Inge'--s play. Great that the studio agreed with the writer. Picnic theme was by Geo. Dunning & Steve Allen. Love both melodies AND the film/

  • Rheal Pelletier
    Rheal Pelletier Год назад +5

    i remember this film Kim Novak was excellent

  • Eisen J Eisen
    Eisen J Eisen Год назад +6

    Picnic was the talk of the town in those days,the movies had nice theme songs,the romantic age and everybody seem to enjoy good romantic movies!

  • phil williams
    phil williams Год назад

    Great comments!....

  • Steve D'Col
    Steve D'Col Год назад +3

    Great tribute to a beautiful movie!!!
    it captures the real essence of the story - thanks so much for posting - I will bookmark this wonderfully put together montage and enjoy it again when I need inspiration - thank you

  • Bernie Schweickart
    Bernie Schweickart Год назад


  • antonio carlos mendes americano
    antonio carlos mendes americano Год назад +3

    What a chemistry class!

  • orchardist1965
    orchardist1965 Год назад

    Kim, oh Babe, WOW.

  • Barbie Irwin
    Barbie Irwin Год назад +1

    thank-you for a lovely few minutes......happy valentines day .

  • Frances Chavez
    Frances Chavez 2 года назад

    very sexy movie ! loved it ....

  • Isidora Barria
    Isidora Barria 2 года назад

    A mi vieja querida le fascinaba este tema.........

  • Mary Swike
    Mary Swike 2 года назад +1

    The good moments in the film

  • tippimail1
    tippimail1 2 года назад +5

    Starting at 1:38-maybe the sexiest scene ever recorded on film,with a perfect music score.Like Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead said,i was listening to music before there was rock and roll.One of my very favorite songs and movies.Thanks for posting this.

    • Angela Carleton
      Angela Carleton Год назад +4

      See people - a sexiest movie scene without removing your close. This is how it was done back in the 50s. Too bad things have gone too far.

  • Pamela conejero aguila
    Pamela conejero aguila 2 года назад +1

    Stunning KIM NOVAK

    JODY CRAWFORD 2 года назад +1

    Cute footage!

  • Jill Gartland
    Jill Gartland 2 года назад +5

    Milestones in Life; Falling in love, growing up, leaving home, set to the most beautiful music. Thank You for putting this together. It left me breathless and with a tear in my eye.

    • Joe Hayes
      Joe Hayes Год назад

      And the symbolic break from mom/

    • jim partridge
      jim partridge 2 года назад +3

      perfect comment - the soundtrack of my teenage and young adult years

  • Ray Opezzo
    Ray Opezzo 2 года назад +1

    William Holden detested making this film as he considered himself too old to play against Kim Novak. Rumor has it he was intoxicated doing the dance scene with Novak on the dock.

    • zu0832
      zu0832 2 года назад +4

      +ardis 4 Holden may have been a drunk but he was a good guy

    • ardis 4
      ardis 4 2 года назад +2

      +Ray Opezzo Holden had just turned 37 when filming began and was 15 years older than Novak. However, the hard living and drinking actor looked older and was dead at 61. Novak still going strong at 82.

  • Lupe May
    Lupe May 2 года назад +1

    La Novak le tenia ganas al Holden en esa pelicula

  • ardis 4
    ardis 4 2 года назад +2

    Milly to Madge -final scene: "Go with him..... for once in your life do something bright". Oh gosh, this is SO Labor Day 50s.--With the assist (evocatively) from the great cinematographer James Wong Howe filmed on location in small town America 1954-55.
    Holden did his own stunts hopping the train.
    Picnic was shot mostly around Hutchinson, Kansas. Halstead. Kansas Riverside Park is where all the Labor Day picnic scenes were shot with the participation of the key players. Later the film footage was edited like a documentary. The park and many landmarks still existed at the time of the movie's 50th anniversary. The park rides and cable suspension footbridge which spans the Little Arkansas River are still located there.
    Picnic won the prestigious Grand Prix de I'UCC 1957 Best Picture, the Golden Globe Best Picture Award--and is rated #59 in AFI's 100 Passions: Greatest Love Stories.

  • Margaret Livorsi
    Margaret Livorsi 2 года назад +1

    Still watching it love it

  • phoenixxryzin
    phoenixxryzin 2 года назад +1

    Bravo! Kudos! A movie for all time and fantastic beautiful music. Wonderful music video!

  • Becky Mcclure
    Becky Mcclure 2 года назад +9

    My favorite movie scene ever, it reminds me of me and my husband. He passed away 6 months ago so this dance scene makes me cry. Thanks so much for posting

  • ftjax
    ftjax 2 года назад +1

    Picnic was almost banned in my city for being to vulgar back in the 1950's.....it was mostly shown in the drive ins for this reason....tee hee

  • Doug Bingham
    Doug Bingham 2 года назад +3

    Each time I see this clip from PICNIC , I'm left wanting more . I was only 5 yrs old when this film was released and have never seen it on Cable TV --The Music , the locations , the acting , all superb

    • Angela Carleton
      Angela Carleton Год назад

      Doug - in this movie I was 8 years old and believe this is how people fall in love while they are dancing. Beautiful movie with great script and wonderful acting.

  • Jorge Mario Rodas
    Jorge Mario Rodas 2 года назад +1

    Good theme. I liked it very much and still do, now I was a kid when the film was done so I could not see it. But I recall I liked the music played on the radio. This is real music not like the things made today which seem more like noise!

    • John Karas
      John Karas 2 месяца назад

      They don't make movies like that anymore ..one of my favorites..Falling in love. bridges of Madison county the world of susie wong ...Great actors Great movies will be an endangered species in afew.years...

  • Marilia l
    Marilia l 2 года назад

    Quem assitiu a esse filme, jamais o esquecerá, pela beleza, romantismo, música divina e dança do par de protagonistas!

    EVA CLAIR 2 года назад


  • Sophie Lynn Howard
    Sophie Lynn Howard 3 года назад

    The quality of this movie is inferior, but I admit that dancing scene is very romantic.

  • German Obregon
    German Obregon 3 года назад

    Inolvidable la escena del baile, preciosa Kim novak

  • Carol Napolitano
    Carol Napolitano 3 года назад

    I'm surprised they didn't cast Ann Margret for this movie.

    • Catherine Lopez
      Catherine Lopez 3 года назад

      Ann Margaret - was probably too young - She didn't come into her own until the early 60s.

  • charles pope
    charles pope 3 года назад

    Earth One: You are exactly correct when they substitute some macabre score it gets absurd 1) we are used to the original( Romantic) 2) what they choose is some wacky melody of what they think fits 3) Its like re making a film ..for the worse
    The Inge play on Broadway was winner but what Josh Logan brought to the screen was just mystical shot in Kansas ( Mostly)

  • Maureen Anderson
    Maureen Anderson 3 года назад +1

    My favorite of ALL!

    • Maureen Anderson
      Maureen Anderson 3 года назад +1

      William\m Holden lived (and passed away) 5 blocks from me on Ocean Avenue, I never saw his movies and had no idea what a heart throb he was!

  • Elaine Lotcpeich
    Elaine Lotcpeich 3 года назад

    This was fabulous! One of my all time favorite films with two icons, Novak and Holden! Well done!

  • Margaret Livorsi
    Margaret Livorsi 3 года назад

    You really put the music and the picture together very good I hoe you keep this on forever my favorite movie .both William and Kim were great in it.

  • Tom Cockle
    Tom Cockle 3 года назад +2

    One of the most moving final scenes in any movie is the aerial view of the bus leaving with Kim Novak and then pulling away to show the train with William Holden also moving away from the small town Kansas they are both escaping. Magnificent cinematography.

  • John Amato
    John Amato 3 года назад


  • StevieB1362
    StevieB1362 3 года назад

    Wow ! One of my favorite movies ever. I always thought Billy Wilder directed Picnic for some reason. But just checked Wikipedia & found out it was Joshua Logan. Wow, Joshua Logan was a genius director ! Wish they had a "Behind the Scenes, The Making of Picnic" documentary. So much talent in one film. Man oh man. Great job putting this mini-expo together. You hit all the highlights. Thanks for posting it. Oh yea, love the music too. Always a big Steve Allen fan...after all I was named after him ! Grandma loved him on the Tonight Show & I was born in '58. We met at one of his concerts in early '90's & he said you wouldn't believe how many people are named after him! Oh well, still feel honored & special. Thanks again Grandma !! RIP everybody.

  • James Pidcock
    James Pidcock 3 года назад

    VERY well done.

  • Wilton Araujo
    Wilton Araujo 3 года назад


  • John Thorpe.
    John Thorpe. 3 года назад

    I clicked on this expecting to hear Esther Phillips sing "Moonglow"!

  • virginia adams
    virginia adams 3 года назад

    I saw this movie when I was 13 (with my mother no less). The sexuality of the scene was lost on me back then, but not the romance--got the sheet music, even. Thank you for putting this together--impossibly delicious romance + pure sexuality. What a combination. Sigh...

  • lukeloveslauraalways
    lukeloveslauraalways 3 года назад

    This was an amazing movie. Both Kim and William Holden just made this such a great lovestory. Kim was just drop dead gorgeous then, It's a shame Bill Holden had some problems in later life with booze. He was such a fine actor.

  • johnlennon7228
    johnlennon7228 3 года назад

    Su hemana la anima a que vaya por èl. Una gran pelìcula. De las mejores que he visto. Felicidades a los gringos por estas grandes pelìculas, mejores que las actuales. Saludos desde Mèxico.

  • Gary Woodburn
    Gary Woodburn 3 года назад

    I was 22 at the time and the other thing in the movie that I remember was the trio, Base, Drums and Piano, still think its one of the finest combinations in music.

  • Salvatore Messina
    Salvatore Messina 3 года назад

    Film bellissimo, musica stupenda, grazie!

  • Dotty Wisowaty
    Dotty Wisowaty 3 года назад

    Wonderful memories. So special the best. Thanks

    MARK'S GLAMLIFE 3 года назад

    I love this movie... William Holden and Kim Novak r amazing actors.. Love both of them..! Just amazing!! I love old movie

  • Joyce Isaacs
    Joyce Isaacs 3 года назад +2

    Was my mom's favorite movie and song when she was 26. It must have been wonderful to be in love back then. Times sure have changed.

  • Helen Tatsios
    Helen Tatsios 4 года назад +3

    the dance scene is one of the most romantic that i have seen in any movie..And when he looks at her with that misty expression in his eyes,i am left gasping. william holden was just too sexy.

      EARTH ONE 3 года назад

      +charles pope
      Interesting. Plus THAT incredible score "Moon Glow" (I believe) added such passionate intensity to the scene. The whole thing was just so superbly executed. I miss original instrumental film scores. Now they have to use popular singers belting out crass lyrics, so overdone.

    • charles pope
      charles pope 3 года назад

      Holden thought he was too old for the part of Hal. Also, he didnt take to dancing at all and what you see was a lot of work by him. It didn't matter . Mr Howe made this scene a memorable one...

    • Maureen Anderson
      Maureen Anderson 3 года назад +1


    • charles pope
      charles pope 3 года назад +1

      +EARTH ONE james wong howe and Haskell wexlers 2nd unit

      EARTH ONE 3 года назад +2

      ...and they didn't take off one stitch of clothing. Imagine that? This is the most passionate and romantic scene ever. There is no equal in cinematography history, as far as I'm concerned.

  • yale zimmer
    yale zimmer 4 года назад

    this movie works on every level what magnetism between kim and bill also other acting is great as bill says great movie

    • yale zimmer
      yale zimmer 3 года назад

      to bad holden has no rythm

    • yale zimmer
      yale zimmer 3 года назад

      rejection from kimmie what a bitch

  • Alison D. Gilbert
    Alison D. Gilbert 4 года назад +2

    BadZKarma99, the dance scene is also one of my favorite scenes from Picnic. Your montage is very moving. I enjoyed it.
    There is only one other movie, The Long Hot Summer, that compares in pure sexual tension to Picnic. One would expect nothing less from William Holden with Kim Novak and Paul Newman with Joanne Woodward, four of the biggest movie idols of their time and for a long time. Thank you.

    • Alison D. Gilbert
      Alison D. Gilbert 3 года назад

      Yes, that whole movie is another sizzler. 1958 and there about was primo for steamy romance movies.

    • Catherine Lopez
      Catherine Lopez 3 года назад

      Oh..yes.. Paul Newman when he tells Joanne Woodward - he was going to kiss her and she slaps him but grabs him when he kisses her. Takes my breath away!

    • Alison D. Gilbert
      Alison D. Gilbert 3 года назад

      Thank you Anne E. Dewandeleer.

  • princessquil
    princessquil 4 года назад +2

    After 58 years the most beautiful and romantic dance's scene in a movie, yes both William Holden and Kim Novack were great actors and very handsome.

  • Marilia l
    Marilia l 4 года назад

    Que coisa de louco essas cenas, a música, a sintonia dos atores!

  • Marilia l
    Marilia l 4 года назад

    Cenas e música inesquecíveis. O amor na sua mais completa expressão!

  • StevieB1362
    StevieB1362 4 года назад

    Great job ! You caught the essence of this classic great film in less than 8 minutes. Music fit perfectly.

  • Margaret Livorsi
    Margaret Livorsi 4 года назад

    I still watch I hope you never take it off I love it.

  • caseyclare1
    caseyclare1 4 года назад

    WOW! Now this is what REAL actors were, but it isn't acting I don't think! It's Mother Nature! Men were MEN then. sigh.

  • ranran19701
    ranran19701 4 года назад

    I'm behind on my montage by 4 months.

  • Leslie T
    Leslie T 4 года назад

    The just don't make films like this any more. They might try, but Hollywood has changed so much, they can't do this kind of film any more. It is so important that we preserve the old films. Picnic is definitely one of my very favorite movies.

  • Leslie T
    Leslie T 4 года назад

    Yes !! The dance scene in this film is definitely one of the most romantic scenes in the history of Hollywood films. And Kim Novak and William Holden were great in this film.

  • Joel Diers
    Joel Diers 4 года назад

    It was a a great show, William Holden played a great part as well as Kim Novak, If you were with your girlfriend it turned into a real tearjerker, great music, could see it again it would surely bring back the old days.

  • colin warner
    colin warner 4 года назад

    Well Mr director. you are good. that was brill. keep it up, your bringing a lot of happyness to us people.
    Many R egards Colin.

  • John Sweeney
    John Sweeney 4 года назад


  • David Strutman
    David Strutman 4 года назад

    You are very talented! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for creating this piece. "Picnic" is one of my top 5 movies and William Holden was the Best! He never let you down, was so real and a beautiful specimen of man.

  • norbo norebo
    norbo norebo 4 года назад

    Great movie and great cast and yes it is Kansas.

  • freetobeme03
    freetobeme03 4 года назад

    As a 28 year old, I grew up watching older films with my mom, but how we missed this one I'll never know. Saw it for the first time the other night and fell madly in love with the whole film...so very raw and emotional. And yes, truly one of the most romantic dances on film. <3

  • sauquoit13456
    sauquoit13456 4 года назад

    On this day in 1956 {May 5th} "Picnic" by the McGuire Sisters entered Billboard's Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #13 and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    Also in 1956 Morris Stoloff's instrumental version reached #1 {for 3 weeks} on June 2nd on Billboard's Most Played by Jockeys chart {the song it knocked out of the top spot was Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel"}...
    R.I.P. Mr. Stoloff {1898 - 1980}, Dorothy McGuire {1928 - 2012}, and to The King {1935 - 1977}...

  • MarcieLuvzMusic
    MarcieLuvzMusic 4 года назад

    Amazing sound quality... the film clips are just so sensual it gives me goose bumps,
    terrific memories of watcing this movie with my Mom... this brings it all back to me,
    thanks so much Katie, Bless You!! Thanks & all the stars in the Heavens, Marcie xox I Loved it*

  • D Boeker
    D Boeker 4 года назад

    I am almost 70 years young and without dout Moonglow, theme music to the sensational movie Picnic is the Best of the Best soooo smooth and sensual Wow to some of those movies during the fifties.

  • 63LAURIE
    63LAURIE 4 года назад

    Love this film - and the dance scene is one of the sexiest on film...they just are so sexy together...

  • jackpark7927
    jackpark7927 4 года назад

    In an era of Great Movie Beauties (the '50s) I fear Kim Novak was too often overlooked...especially after she went blonde. Great movie, great script, great performances. And how could anyone tire of listening (or dancing) to Moonglow?

  • BadZKarma99
    BadZKarma99  4 года назад

    Thank you very much for your kind comments! God Bless! :)
    Katie =^..^=

  • BadZKarma99
    BadZKarma99  4 года назад

    Thank you very much I am so glad you enjoyed it! :)
    God Bless!
    Katie =^..^=

  • BadZKarma99
    BadZKarma99  4 года назад

    I agree he was so talented, a very good actor it's a shame he was so underated.
    Katie =^..^=

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    sara lerner 4 года назад


  • Irene Cardillo
    Irene Cardillo 5 лет назад

    Your video is fantastic ! Love !

  • jdmars011
    jdmars011 5 лет назад

    Love William Holden. He had a very broad range as an actor. Underated...because he made it look so easy...

  • John Hall
    John Hall 5 лет назад

    i have yet to experience the joy, and the nostalger that kim and bill holden generated, and the original score was just that, original,, many have sung this theme,, tony bennett,, rod stewart. others,, but nothing compares to the original,, and the jazz dancing,, late 60s,, early 70s,, memories are to remember,,with this version,, always.. john hall