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River of No Return (1954) was a Action - Western Film directed by Otto Preminger and Jean Negulesco and produced by Stanley Rubin.

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River of No Return (1954): Mitchum and Monroe on a Raft

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 10, 2020 From 4 Star Films

River of No Return is nearly worthwhile for its opening visuals alone. There stands the vestige of American manhood: Robert Mitchum — unmistakably himself — felling a tree. He pulls off his hat, wipes his brow, and we get a gorgeous lingering look at his backyard. God’s majesty as ... Read full article


Marilyn: Behind the Icon – River of No Return

By Gary Vitacco-Robles on Aug 25, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Monroe?s Dynamism Vies with the Majestic Canadian Rockies in River of No Return, An Odyssey of Redemption Marilyn Monroe, River of No Return ?I?m really eager to do something else,? Monroe announced in 1953. ?Squeezing yourself to ooze out the last ounce of sex allure is terribly hard. I?d lik... Read full article


The River of No Return

By Joey on Jan 14, 2015 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

The River of No Return review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Otto Preminger’s “River of No Return is set in? set in Northwest Canada, in savage Indian territory, in the gold rush days. The plot is kinda weak but movie is very wonderfully acted and very?spectacular ... Read full article


River of No Return (1954)

By Michael on Dec 27, 2013 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

River of No Return (Otto Preminger, 1954) After doing time in jail for murdering a man in defence of another one, Matt Carkner (Robert Mitchum) takes his son Mark (Tommy Rettig) and wants to live with him in the country of hunting, fishing , and cultivating. The woman, Kay Weston (Marilyn Monroe)... Read full article


Leonard Maltin interviews Stanley Rubin at the screening of River of No Return (1954)

By Raquel Stecher on May 11, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Press Photo On Friday April 26th, 2013, Carlos and I attended a special screening of River of No Return (1954) at the Chinese Multiplex in Hollywood. You can see both of us in the photograph above (note TCM marked this photo as being a shot of the audience of Voyage to Italy but it was indeed Rive... Read full article


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Kay Weston: One thing about this, the longer you last the less you care.


Kay Weston: [Harry pulls out a pistol] What's that for?
Harry Weston: In case he's hard of hearing.


Kay Weston: This country is crawling with Indians, and you're going fishing.
Matt Calder: There are lots of ways to die. Starving to death isn't my favorite.


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Facts about

This was not the first meeting of Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. Mitchum had worked at Lockheed Aircraft with Monroe's--then known as Norma Jean Baker--first husband James Dougherty. The two had met on at least one occasion during the mid 1940's.
Marilyn Monroe's singing voice was dubbed by Gloria Wood.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 20 seconds
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