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Niagara (1953)

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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.


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Mr. J.C. Kettering
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George and Rose Loomis are honeymooning at a Niagara Falls motel. She plots with Ted Patrick to do him in, but all does not go smoothly. For one thing, after Loomis is reported missing Polly Cutler spies him at the motel but her husband Bud thinks she's imagining it. Marilyn sings "Kiss." Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Marilyn Monroe and Niagara the high water mark in suspense! See more »


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Release Date:

February 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Torrente pasional  »

Box Office


$1,250,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The model car that George Loomis (Joseph Cotten) is making in the film is a 1907 Maxwell. This is a nod to co-star Don Wilson, who plays the boisterous businessman J.J. Kettering. Wilson was the longtime announcer on Jack Benny's radio show. On the show, Jack Benny's car was a 1907 Maxwell. Its sputtering, coughing, wheezing engine (a vocal sound effect provided by Mel Blanc) was a well-known recurring gag on the show. See more »


When Rose (Marilyn Monroe) gets out of the shower, the bottom of the body stocking she was wearing can be seen on her right thigh as the towel she pulls around her parts briefly. See more »


George Loomis: You smell like a dime store. I know what that means.
Rose Loomis: Sure. I'm meeting somebody, just anybody handy, as long as he's a man! How 'bout the ticket seller himself? I could grab him on the way out, or one of the kids with the phonograph. Anybody suits me. Take your pick.
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Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Haven Gillespie
Played on the phonograph and sung in part by Marilyn Monroe
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Great Cotten and sexy Monroe
23 May 2000 | by (somerset, nj) – See all my reviews

Joseph Cotten was an outstanding actor whose talents have been terribly under-appreciated. He is great in this movie as an abusive husband. The very sexy Marilyn Monroe is his wife, who is having an affair with another man. They meet a pair of young newlyweds on their honeymoon. Max Showalter as the young husband is one of the most annoying characters I've ever seen. Jean Peters as his bride does the unthinkable, managing to look almost as beautiful as Marilyn herself.

This is a suspenseful and entertaining movie, which makes great use of the scenery surrounding Niagara Falls.

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