Saturday, September 5, 2015
I'm going to Niagra Falls in a few weeks, so I was intrigued to see this movie made sixty years ago. Watching it surprised and impressed me. I've never seen a movie starring Marilyn Monroe that I liked; this was the first.
The film itself is entertaining and suspenseful. Two couples meet in Niagra Falls. Someone dies. Lives hang by a thread. The roiling turmoil of the Falls is a metaphor for the visitors' plight.
The movie also stars Joseph Cotton and Jean Peters. After a short career in Hollywood, Jean Peters became a recluse when she married Howard Hughes. They lived in wealthy obscurity for over a decade. She never spoke of her time with him after he died.
If you want to see Marilyn Monroe act well, or just admire her beauty and clothes, check out "Niagra."