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Belated honeymooners Polly (Jean Peters) and Ray Cutler (Casey Adams) arrive at their Niagara Falls cottage only to find that Rose (Marilyn Monroe) and George Loomis (Joseph Cotten) have not yet checked out. Though the Cutlers temporarily take another cabin, the lives of the two couples are bound together for the next two days. Polly discovers that Rose is having an affair and that George, though emotionally unstable, has good reason for his jealous rage. George accurately suspects that Rose openly flaunts her sexuality to make him act crazy in front of witnesses. This is part of Rose's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wonderful location photography and color in this well-done thriller."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"It's considered a lesser Monroe, but I like it."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"One of Marilyn's best, a tawdry Fox melodrama."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A pale imitation of Vertigo"
‑ Christopher Null,
"The Falls themselves are an ever-present backdrop, and as memorable (and integral to the plotting) as Mount Rushmore was in "North by Northwest.""
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Watchable, but otherwise unremarkable."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Apesar das boas atuações de Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters e da presença marcante de Marilyn Monroe, o filme naufraga graças a um roteiro medíocre e à direção burocrática de Hathaway."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The real star in this film is the majestic and powerful Niagara Falls..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This film noir in color benefits from Hathaway's taut direction, strong performances of Monroe as the adulterous wife and Cotten as the jealous hubby, and location shooting."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"So Marilyn can act. Who knew?"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"The parts without [Monroe's] luminous presence onscreen are noticeably less interesting than those parts where she was involved."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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