The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
Matt Calder, who lives on a remote farm with his young son Mark, helps two unexpected visitors who lose control of their raft on the nearby river. Harry Weston is a gambler by profession and he is racing to the nearest town to register a mining claim he has won in a poker game. His attractive wife Kay, a former saloon hall girl, is with him. When Calder refuses to let Weston have his only rifle and horse, he simply takes them leaving his wife behind. Unable to defend themselves against a likely Indian attack, Calder, his son and Kay Weston begin the treacherous journey down the river on the raft Weston left behind.Written by
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Mitchum and Monroe shine in this enjoyable movie shot on Canadian location
Ex-farmer Robert Mitchum recently released from jail, rescues Rory Calhoun and Marilyn Monroe from dangerous raft. But Calhoun gives back the favor and steals his horse. Mitchum, his little boy son and Monroe are abandoned and pursued by the hostile Indians. Forcing them have to face a raging river, in order to survive suffering a lot of risks and dangers.
This marvelous Western packs agreeable performances, love story, familiar drama and gorgeous outdoors shot in Canadian landscapes. Spectacular scenes proceeded during desperate rapids rafting, however with transparency when the protagonists appear foreground and close-up.
Furthermore, contains some violent scenes such as an attempt of rape by Mitchum over Monroe, very strong for that time. Casting is frankly outstanding. Robert Mitchum, habitual Western actor(Bandido,5 card stud,The wrath of God), is excellent with his usual facade of indifference and lazily acting ,though provides depth as an ex-convict with bitter past. Awesome Marilyn Monroe, at her golden peak, as a Saloon girl playing splendidly beautiful songs and musical numbers, reflecting her sexual iconography .Classic melody with sensible musical leitmotif by Cryl J Mockridge. Colorful, evocative cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, though best advantage in Cinemascope. The motion picture is well directed by Otto Preminger , the only time directed Western, but he's a noir cinema expert(Fallen Angel, Laura, Angel face,Whilpool). The film will like to Mitchum and Monroe fans. Rating : Better than average.
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