Rent Picnic on DVD


1955 Rated PG 1hr 53m

Ne'er-do-well rolling stone Hal Carter (William Holden) rides the rails into a quiet Kansas community hoping his wealthy college chum Alan (Cliff Robertson) will offer him a "respectable" job. Though Hal is an arrogant blowhard, his brash sexuality magnetizes the ladies -- including Alan's girl, Madge Owens (Kim Novak). Convinced by kith and kin that Hal is a loser, Madge is ready to end their romance. Will she listen to her head or her heart?

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Movie Details

1957 BAFTA®
1956 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Top 100 Passions
1956 Academy Award®
  • Best Art Direction Color
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Director nominee: Joshua Logan
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Arthur O'Connell
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), Korean, Chinese Simplified

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround