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Marilyns greatest dramatic love story now on WideScreen DVD!
on August 19, 2002
From 1952 - 1954 MM (Marilyn Monroe) acted in three serious dramatic movies; 1952 - "Don't Bother to Knock - she played a crazy madwoman babysitter, 1953 - "Niagara" - a husband murdering adulterous (her greatest dramatic role ever) and 1954 - "River Of No Return" - a saloon singer who finds true love in the Pacific NorthWest (her Greatest dramatic love story)!!
In 1954 MM was voted Photoplay magazines favorite female actress (Todays equivalent is "Peoples Magazines). MM was reaching her prime and everyone loved Marilyn. Unfortunately many critics and fans would not accept Marilyn's dramatic talents and only loved her in comedies.
Well ladies and Gentlemen now MM's three greatest dramatic roles are now available in the Diamond Collection II.
The "River Of No Return" was one of the first CinemaScope, Technicolor, with stereophonic sound. Now this has been digitally transferred to DVD with Anamorphic WideScreen (enhanced for 16x9 tvs), masterfull digital color and digital sound. The picture 7 sound quality of this DVD is outstanding.
This movies has it all; a dynamic adventure story, Outstanding Actors Marilyn Monroe - magical and beautiful. Robert Mitchum - the perfect match for Marilyn (their film chemistry is real). Tommy Rettig (later to play Jeff on the tv show "Lassie) as Mitchums son. Rory Calhoun as the perfect bad guy gambler louse boyfriend of Marilyn. Director Otto Preminger performs his visual magic of this very picturesque out door adventure.
Summary: Beaten & robbed Mitchum, his son & bad guy saloon girlfriend (Marilyn)are left behind to die in Indian country by bad guy (Calhoun). Their only escape is down the "River Of No Return" on a raft. This perilous journey has hero (Mitchum), son (Rettig) & herione (Monroe) fighting Indians, Trappers, mountain lions and the rapid rich river. Mitchum's only focus is to get Calhoun.
Marilyn acts beautifully with fresh believable performance as the frontier saloon girl. Mitchum is the perfect leading man (Marilyns best romantic leading man). It is truly to bad people haven't - until now on DVD - been able to see MM as a very talented dramatic actress. Now for the first time we can on this digital DVD.
Extras include: Trailer, Restoration comparisons & film gallery.
Sit back and enjoy MM's acting versatility, beauty and cinema magic. This is Marilyns greatest love story. Enjoy.