River of No Return [Blu-ray] [1954]

  • SKU: 20430014
  • Release Date: 07/31/2012
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
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River of No Return
Director Otto Preminger's only western, River of No Return is set in Canada during the 19th century Gold Rush. Farmer Matt Calder (Robert Mitchum) is released from prison after serving a sentence for shooting a man in the back to protect a friend. He arrives in a small town to retrieve his young son, Mark (Tommy Rettig), who has befriended a sultry saloon singer, Kay (Marilyn Monroe). Matt is also friendly with Kay, and thanks her profusely for looking after Mark, but distrusts her paramour, Harry Weston (Rory Calhoun)- a gambler with the morals of an alley cat. Matt and Mark return to their rural homestead, but soon glimpse Kay and Harry on a sinking raft, apparently en route to make good on a gold claim; Matt rescues the two of them, but doesn't count on Harry doing an about face, beating him up, and stealing his horse and gun; Kay stays behind to look after Matt. Meanwhile, the Indians go on the warpath, and the defenseless trio decides to seek refuge by fleeing the farm and sailing down the river on a raft. En route, the son - thanks to Kay's doing - is unexpectedly disillusioned about the father's original crime. Moreover, as Matt approaches town, he begins to plot a decisive revenge against Harry. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Mitchum
    Robert Mitchum - Matt Calder
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe - Kay Weston
  • Rory Calhoun
    Rory Calhoun - Harry Weston
  • Tommy Rettig
    Tommy Rettig - Mark Calder
  • Murvyn Vye
    Murvyn Vye - Dave Colby

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    One of the most interesting romantic pairings for Marilyn Monroe, and Robert Mitchum is easy on the eyes as well!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    i love this movie


    This was a excellent movie. This first time i saw this movie I was wanted this ever since.

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