|A vacationing couple, George and Rose Loomis (Joseph Cotten and Marilyn Monroe), rent a quaint bungalow at romantic Niagara Falls. But Rose and her lover plan to murder the unsuspecting George--in the Falls! A dramatic departure from her more upbeat roles, Monroe's fascinating performance as the scheming murderess paints a powerfully dark portrait of human sexuality.|
"...satisfying thriller... Monroe was at her best. At-A-Glance Film Reviews
Editor's NoteA seemingly naive woman (Marilyn Monroe) honeymooning with her newlywed husband (Joseph Cotten). Her purpose for the trip is soon clear, however, when she begins acting out a plot to murder her beloved. A surprising climax reveals the husband's ulterior motives as well. This was the first leading role for Monroe who immediately became a major box office draw. The camera follows her seductively through this suspenseful thriller.
Cast & Crew
|Henry Hathaway - Director|
|Charles Brackett - Producer|
|Richard Breen - Writer|
|Walter Reisch - Writer|
|Charles Brackett - Writer|
Plot SummaryA blonde bombshell and her war-scarred, mentally-unbalanced husband go to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon. But this is no love-filled vacation filled with hearts and flowers: the wife and her lover have deadly plans for the husband -- and he's got some unpleasant ideas in mind, too.