Niagara Reviews

  • Oct 13, 2018

    Lightweight but entertaining A honeymooning couple, Polly and Ray Cutler, check in at a holiday resort overlooking Niagara Falls. Their neighbours are George and Rose Loomis. He's much older than her and seems to be a bit unstable. She's stunningly beautiful and appears to be having an affair. Then George Loomis is found dead, drowned, and things start to get complicated. A murder drama with Hitchcockian tones but not quite the intensity or plot development. Quite intriguing and entertaining, with a nail-biting final few scenes. However, the plot isn't always watertight and can feel contrived at times. Probably the most memorable thing about the movie is Marilyn Monroe's performance as Rose Loomis. She is perfectly cast and absolutely sizzles as the femme fatale. Good work too from Joseph Cotton as George Loomis and Jean Peters as Polly Cutler. The location is a feature too, with director Henry Hathaway using every chance to show the grandeur and beauty of Niagara Falls. It is also a key factor in the final few scenes.

    Lightweight but entertaining A honeymooning couple, Polly and Ray Cutler, check in at a holiday resort overlooking Niagara Falls. Their neighbours are George and Rose Loomis. He's much older than her and seems to be a bit unstable. She's stunningly beautiful and appears to be having an affair. Then George Loomis is found dead, drowned, and things start to get complicated. A murder drama with Hitchcockian tones but not quite the intensity or plot development. Quite intriguing and entertaining, with a nail-biting final few scenes. However, the plot isn't always watertight and can feel contrived at times. Probably the most memorable thing about the movie is Marilyn Monroe's performance as Rose Loomis. She is perfectly cast and absolutely sizzles as the femme fatale. Good work too from Joseph Cotton as George Loomis and Jean Peters as Polly Cutler. The location is a feature too, with director Henry Hathaway using every chance to show the grandeur and beauty of Niagara Falls. It is also a key factor in the final few scenes.

  • Aug 28, 2017

    Niagara is an amazing film. It is about two couples who are visiting Niagara Falls. Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton give fantastic performances. The script is well written. Henry Hathaway did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and mystery. Niagara is a must see.

    Niagara is an amazing film. It is about two couples who are visiting Niagara Falls. Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton give fantastic performances. The script is well written. Henry Hathaway did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and mystery. Niagara is a must see.

  • Aug 06, 2017

    A weak plot scuttled this potentially good film. The motivations were simple enough, but that didn't really make it especially entertaining. Monroe was good, while Cotten seemed out of sorts. The other couple distracted.

    A weak plot scuttled this potentially good film. The motivations were simple enough, but that didn't really make it especially entertaining. Monroe was good, while Cotten seemed out of sorts. The other couple distracted.

  • Aug 01, 2017

    It seems odd to cast MM as a femme fatale, but I think it works as comediennes generally make the best criminals. A shame that Cotten's character wasn't more fully developed in the first half hour. The film seems to not properly start until the young newlyweds (Peters & Adams) arrive. Though well done technically, perhaps this film could have been better had it been a proper Film Noir and left the newlyweds as secondary characters.

    It seems odd to cast MM as a femme fatale, but I think it works as comediennes generally make the best criminals. A shame that Cotten's character wasn't more fully developed in the first half hour. The film seems to not properly start until the young newlyweds (Peters & Adams) arrive. Though well done technically, perhaps this film could have been better had it been a proper Film Noir and left the newlyweds as secondary characters.

  • Aug 01, 2017

    Good film noir . Monroe is prettey good in this film . She shows that she could act . The real star is Jean Peters . Green-eyed beauty Jean Elizabeth Peters flashed across the screen as a bright star during her relatively brief tenure in Hollywood. After just seven years under contract to 20th Century-Fox (1947-54), she joined in the reclusive lifestyle of her eccentric billionaire husband, Howard Hughes, and all but vanished from public view.

    Good film noir . Monroe is prettey good in this film . She shows that she could act . The real star is Jean Peters . Green-eyed beauty Jean Elizabeth Peters flashed across the screen as a bright star during her relatively brief tenure in Hollywood. After just seven years under contract to 20th Century-Fox (1947-54), she joined in the reclusive lifestyle of her eccentric billionaire husband, Howard Hughes, and all but vanished from public view.

  • Jun 11, 2017

    Great flick! Vaguely remember my mother dragging me so she could see this in theaters way back then. I was too young to understand. Watched it again on tv recently 2017. 1st time I knew much about JEAN PETERS, tho i have heard her name much, and she is HOT. The movie is gorgeous in TECHNICOLOR. And is like a tour guide of early 50s NIAGARA FALLS!

    Great flick! Vaguely remember my mother dragging me so she could see this in theaters way back then. I was too young to understand. Watched it again on tv recently 2017. 1st time I knew much about JEAN PETERS, tho i have heard her name much, and she is HOT. The movie is gorgeous in TECHNICOLOR. And is like a tour guide of early 50s NIAGARA FALLS!

  • Apr 15, 2016

    tables turned on a cheating wife as her scheme backfires, nicely played out.

    tables turned on a cheating wife as her scheme backfires, nicely played out.

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Apr 08, 2016

    Some dirt and double dealings at one of Nature's most celebrated outdoor showers. Done in that hyper-pristine Hollywood Technicolor that was the style, Joe Cotton and Marilyn Monroe ruminate on the dark interpersonal of interpersonal relationships. What's notable is watching Marilyn: it is obvious that she is stretching herself, akin to watching your own child take their first steps.

    Some dirt and double dealings at one of Nature's most celebrated outdoor showers. Done in that hyper-pristine Hollywood Technicolor that was the style, Joe Cotton and Marilyn Monroe ruminate on the dark interpersonal of interpersonal relationships. What's notable is watching Marilyn: it is obvious that she is stretching herself, akin to watching your own child take their first steps.

  • Feb 26, 2016

    a good movie with film noir elements filmed in colour but whould have been better in black and white.

    a good movie with film noir elements filmed in colour but whould have been better in black and white.

  • Feb 15, 2016

    The crime is complicated.

    The crime is complicated.