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With: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter, Denis O'Dea, Richard Allan, Don Wilson, Lurene Tuttle, Russell Collins, Will Wright
Written by: Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard Breen
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92
Date: 01/21/1953
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Niagara (1953)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Legends of the Falls

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Directed by Henry Hathaway, the full-color Niagara shows Marilyn Monroe in an early complex role, starring with Joseph Cotten as an unhappily married couple staying at a Niagara Falls hotel. The story is told from the point of view of happy newlyweds Jean Peters and Max Showalter, who slowly begin to get wind of a sinister plot unfolding behind closed doors. It all ends with a daring chase above the falls. It's considered a lesser Monroe, but I like it.