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

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Henry Hathaway
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Monroe ... Rose Loomis
Joseph Cotten ... George Loomis
Jean Peters ... Polly Cutler
Max Showalter ... Ray Cutler (as Casey Adams)
Denis O'Dea ... Inspector Starkey
Richard Allan ... Patrick
Don Wilson ... Mr. J.C. Kettering
Lurene Tuttle ... Mrs. Kettering
Russell Collins ... Mr. Qua
Will Wright ... Boatman
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Storyline

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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A raging torrent of emotion that even nature can't control! See more »


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Trivia

When Joseph Cotten's character says his wife would like to wear that dress right in the middle of Yankee Stadium, this may be an inside joke. At this time Marilyn Monroe was in the middle of a high profile relationship with retired New York Yankee, Joe DiMaggio. They would marry early the following year. See more »

Goofs

After Mrs. Cutler enters his room to attend to Mr. Loomis' cut hand, the rear left wheel is attached to the model car, but it is not there afterwards when Mr. Cutler picks it up. See more »

Quotes

George Loomis: When we get to Chicago you know what we're gonna do?
Rose Loomis: No.
George Loomis: We're going straight to Marshall Field. I'm gonna buy you the slinkiest, meanest, laciest evening gown they've got. Price no object.
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Connections

Edited into Marilyn: Something's Got to Give (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss
(uncredited)
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 dave fitzSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niagara See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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