bradygirl_12 (bradygirl_12) wrote,
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Niagara (1953)



This is my favorite Marilyn Monroe movie. Marilyn's career was just taking off, and she and Niagara Falls were wonders indeed! :)

The story is compelling, the acting fun, and the setting can't be beat! In 1953, Marilyn would also enjoy two of her most famous hits, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How To Marry A Millionaire, pictures with 'dumb blonde' roles, but in Niagara she plays a scheming wife out to kill her husband.

Jean Peters and Joseph Cotten also add acting chops in a movie that embodies 1953 sophistication. Sure, it's a melodrama and can be over-the-top, but it's smashing fun! :)

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