It's Labor Day weekend, and fresh off a freight train is Hal Carter (William Holden), a happy-go-lucky drifter who's looking for a brand new start in life. A robust, handsome show-off, Hal has come to Kansas to seek gainful employment in his old fraternity brother Alan's family granary. But despite his high hopes and expectations, Hal's ambitious plans soon go awry when his sexual magnetism attracts every woman in town, including 19 year-old Madge Owens (Kim Novak), the alluring young beauty queen who also happens to be Alan's girlfriend. Also starring Rosalind Russell, Arthur O'Connell, Susan Strasberg, Nick Adams and Cliff Robertson, PICNIC was nominated for six 1995 Academy Awards®: Best Picture, Director (Joshua Logan), Supporting Actor (O'Connell), Music, and won for Color Art Direction and Editing. Joshua Logan made his feature film directorial debut with PICNIC, having directed William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play. A critical and commercial hit for Columbia, it's probably best remembered for the sultry, emotional dancing-by-the-lake scene.