Niagara

1953

Henry Hathaway
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Studio

Honeymooning couple at Niagara Falls cross paths with a bickering couple and murder.

Pretty good suspense film that probably wouldn’t be much remembered today if it weren't for Marilyn. She's OK, but Cotten and Peters carry this one. Too many odd things keep it from being great, mainly Casey Adam's condescending putz of a husband (who could believe a babe like Jean Peters would be married to this yuk-yuking schmuck?), but also the weird and really unnecessary appearance of Don Wilson and his wife, which definitely breaks the atmosphere. Add in the travelogue-like feel and scenic filler, and you have a perfectly competent, but not excellent film.

So we have Don Wilson making a rare film appearance, and Cotten is building a model of a Maxwell. Did Jack Benny finance this film?

-Dave W.


Niagara
21st January 1953
Cinema



92 mins
1.37:1

Niagara
14th May 2002
DVD



92 mins
1.33:1




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Marilyn Monroe
Rose Loomis
Joseph Cotten
George Loomis
Jean Peters
Polly Cutler
Max Showalter
Ray Cutler
(as Casey Adams)
Denis O'Dea
Mr. Starkey
Richard Allan
Patrick
Don Wilson
J.C.'Jess' Kettering
Lurene Tuttle
Myra Kettering
Russell Collins
Mr. Qua
Will Wright
Boatman
Neil Fitzgerald
Customs Officer
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man Buying Tunnel Ticket
Unknown
Dancer
Unknown
Dancer
Unknown
Dancer
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Dancer
Unknown
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Unknown
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Unknown
Dancer
Unknown
Dancer
Unknown
Dancer
Bill Coontz
Young Man
Robert Ellis
Young Man
Gloria Gordon
Dancer
Minerva Urecal
Mrs. McGrand
(uncredited)
Audre Monture
Woman in Gift Shop
(uncredited)
Sean McClory
Sam (uncredited)
Unknown
Dressing Room Attendant
Unknown
Cop on Aero Car Platform
Winfield Hoeny
Worker on Aero Car Platform
(uncredited)
Unknown
Nurse
Lester Matthews
Doctor (uncredited)
Gene Wesson
Cave of the Winds Tour Guide
(uncredited)
Unknown
Bus Depot Clerk
Howard Engel
Man at Bus Depot
(uncredited)
Nina Varela
Wife at Bus Depot
(uncredited)
Tom Reynolds
Husband at Bus Depot
(uncredited)
Harry Carey Jr.
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
George Ives
Carillion Tower Guide
(uncredited)
Unknown
Carillion Tower Custodian
Willard Sage
Motorcycle Cop
(uncredited)
Henry Beckman
Motorcycle Cop
(uncredited)
Arch Johnson
Police Driver (uncredited)
Norman McKay
Morris, River Patrol
(uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Doctor (uncredited)
Polly Burson
Stunts (uncredited)
Niagara Falls
Themselves
Maid of the Mist No. 2
Herself
Sikorsky S-55
Rescue Helicopter

Dave Wright: Screencaps and Notes