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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Trivia

In the film, Rose gets a $12.50 refund for a bus ticket from Niagara Falls, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois. In 2019, that is equivalent, due to inflation, to around $120. Actually, in 2019, you can purchase a one-way bus ticket for the same trip for around $55. See more »

Goofs

In the first few minutes Rose (Marilyn Monroe) is in bed and the ashtray and cup on the bedside table are beside each other. When the camera angle changes to the opposite side of the bed, the cup is well away from the table edge and no longer in line with the ashtray. See more »

Quotes

[Upon seeing Rose Loomis in a low-cut, tight-fitting red dress]
Ray Cutler: Hey, get out the firehose!
[to Polly]
Ray Cutler: Why don't you ever get a dress like that?
Polly Cutler: Listen. For a dress like that, you've got to start laying plans when you're about thirteen.
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Connections

Referenced in My Way Home (1978) 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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