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Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the area. Polly begins to suspect that something is amiss between Rose and George, and her suspicions grow when she sees Rose in the arms of another man. While Ray initially thinks Polly is overreacting, things between George and Rose soon take a shockingly dark turn.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $1,250,000.00

Revenue $8,500,000.00

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Release Information

  • January 21, 1953
    NR, Theatrical



Cast 27

  1. Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Rose Loomis

  2. Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten
    George Loomis

  3. Jean Peters

    Jean Peters
    Polly Cutler

  4. Max Showalter

    Max Showalter
    Ray Cutler

  5. Denis O'Dea

    Denis O'Dea
    Inspector Starkey

  6. RA

    Richard Allan

  7. Don Wilson

    Don Wilson
    Mr. J.C. Kettering

  8. Lurene Tuttle

    Lurene Tuttle
    Mrs. Kettering

  9. Russell Collins
  10. Will Wright

    Will Wright

  11. Minerva Urecal

    Minerva Urecal
    Mrs. McGrand

  12. Harry Carey, Jr.

    Harry Carey, Jr.
    Taxi driver

  13. Henry Beckman

    Henry Beckman
    Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)

  14. WS

    Willard Sage
    Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)

  15. BC

    Bill Coontz
    Young Man (uncredited)

  16. RE

    Robert Ellis
    Young Man (uncredited)

  17. NF

    Neil Fitzgerald
    Customs Officer (uncredited)

  18. GG

    Gloria Gordon
    Dancer (uncredited)

  19. GI

    George Ives
    Carillon Tower Guide (uncredited)

  20. AJ

    Arch Johnson
    Taxi Driver (uncredited)

  21. Lester Matthews

    Lester Matthews
    Doctor (uncredited)

  22. BS

    Bert Stevens
    Doctor (uncredited)

  23. Sean McClory

    Sean McClory
    Sam (uncredited)

  24. Patrick O'Moore

    Patrick O'Moore
    Detective (uncredited)

  25. TR

    Tom Reynolds
    Husband (uncredited)

  26. NV

    Nina Varela
    Wife (uncredited)

  27. GW

    Gene Wesson
    Guide (uncredited)

Crew 28


  1. MR

    Maurice Ransford
    Art Direction

  2. Lyle R. Wheeler

    Lyle R. Wheeler
    Art Direction

  3. SA

    Stuart A. Reiss
    Set Decoration


  1. JM

    Joseph MacDonald
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. DJ

    Dorothy Jeakins
    Costume Design

  2. BN

    Ben Nye
    Makeup Artist

  3. LF

    Lynn F. Reynolds
    Makeup Artist

  4. AS

    Allan Snyder
    Makeup Artist

  5. LU

    Lillian Ugrin

  6. SB

    Sam Benson
    Costume Supervisor

  7. CL

    Charles Le Maire
    Costume Design


  1. PB

    Polly Burson


  1. Henry Hathaway

    Henry Hathaway

  2. GO

    Gerd Oswald
    Assistant Director

  3. RS

    Rose Steinberg
    Script Supervisor


  1. Barbara McLean
  2. LH

    Lyman Hallowell
    Assistant Editor

  3. LD

    Leonard Doss
    Color Timer


  1. CB


  1. SK

    Sol Kaplan
    Original Music Composer

  2. LN

    Lionel Newman
    Music Director

  3. WF

    W.D. Flick

  4. RH
  5. EB

    Edward B. Powell

Visual Effects

  1. RK

    Ray Kellogg
    Visual Effects


  1. CB
  2. WR
  3. RL

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