The filming started 6/2/52 and the movie was released 1/21/53.
A raging torrent of emotion that even nature can't control!
Filmed in Technicolor. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Produced by Charles Brackett.


Marilyn Monroe as Rose Loomis

Joseph Cotton as George Loomis, Rose's husband

Casey Adams as Ray Cutler (Casey was also known as Max Showalter. For Leave it to Beaver fans, he played Beaver's father in the pilot show, It's a Small World, that was never seen as a part of the original series. The pilot was thought to be lost until found in an Illinois film vault years later. Casey played a reporter in another of Marilyn's movies called Bus Stop.)

Jean Peters as Polly Cutler, Ray's wife (Jean was once married to Howard Hughes. She was Miss Ohio 1945.)

Don Wilson as Mr. Kettering (Don was Jack Benny's sidekick on The Jack Benny Program.)

Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Kettering

Will Wright as the boatman (Will played Ben Weaver in one of the best episodes of The Andy Griffith Show called the Christmas Story, that aired December 19, 1960.)

Denis O'Dea as Inspector Starkey

A couple's marriage disintegrates while on vacation at Niagara Falls. The film makes great use of the location. This is one of my favorite Marilyn films that has that classic 1950's feel to it. This movie was one giant step forward for Marilyn.

The motel used in the movie, the Rainbow Cabins, was a set that was built for $48,000, overlooking the Falls. It became a real hotel after the movie was completed, and the promotion was "Marilyn Monroe slept here!". The exterior shots were done on location and the interiors were done at 20th Century Fox's West Los Angeles backlot.

World War II patrol boat

I'm told the boat that was used in Niagara was a 1941 Steelcarft 26 (made by Churchward and Son's in the state of Connecticut). It was a WWII patrol boat in 1941.

One story was, that in 1952, during the filming of Niagara, Marilyn Monroe stayed in room 801 of the Brock Plaza Hotel, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

This page is about the Rainbow Cabins.

Marilyn Monroe's room at the Crowne Plaza, Niagara Falls

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Niagara last updated 1/5/15