Joshua Logan's faithful screen adaptation of William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about small-town America. PICNIC features a bravura performance by Holden as a drifter come to a small Kansas town just as the community is preparing to celebrate Labor Day. Seeking out old college
friend Robertson in the hope of landing a job with Robertson's father, the richest man in the county, Holden is invited to join in the festivities. What's more, Robertson insists that Holden meet his fiancee, the beautiful Novak, and she and the drifter fall in love at first sight. Holden struts
about the town flexing his muscles, and most of the local ladies, including Novak's naive ...