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Directed by Henry Hathaway

United States 1953 92 mins.

Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten star as a troubled husband and wife couple on an ill-fated vacation in this tense thriller. The Cutlers (Max Showalter and Jean Powers) arrive at their Niagara Falls cabin only to find George and Rose Loomis (Cotten and Monroe) overstaying their welcome and occupying their retreat. Sensing something amiss, Mrs. Cutler later witnesses Rose secretly kissing another, younger man. When Rose and her beau concoct a plan to murder George and run off together, the Cutlers are caught in the middle, but the unpredictable George turns the tables on everyone.

Genres: Noir, Film Noir, Thriller

Appears in: A Little Noir



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