Cinema: The New Pictures, may 17, 1954

River of No Return (20th Century-Fox) has Marilyn Monroe, CinemaScope, Technicolor, a lovable youngster, Indians, some handsome mountain scenery, and just about every other tested box-office ingredient that Writer Frank Fenton and Director Otto Preminger could think of. Actually, all Preminger needed for a successful movie was Marilyn to sing and hip-swing her way through honky-tonks, cascading rapids and woodland groves.

The plot is best summed up by a recurrent phrase in the picture: "The country's alive with Indians." Through this red-man-infested landscape moves Rory Calhoun (delicately described as Marilyn's fiancé), carrying...

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