River of No Return Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of River of No Return

Former bad guy Matt Calder tries to start a new life in the northwest wilderness with his young son after the boy's mother dies. But a cunning gambler named Harry Weston beats and robs Matt of all his savings. Weston's tender-hearted fiancee stays to nurse Matt back to health, but Matt longs for revenge. Kay and Matt embark on a dangerous trip down the river after Harry. Marilyn Monroe also sings several songs in the movie, including "I'm Gonna File My Claim" and "River of No Return".
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The review of this Movie prepared by Amanda Goodwin

RIVER OF NO RETURN is a movie directed by Otto Preminger in 1954. It features three superb singing acts by Marilyn Monroe.

Pursued by the Creeks, a farmer, his son and a saloon singer must journey down a wild river. The puritanical Robert Mitchum and Marilyn fall in love.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of River of No Return

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving natural elements

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer    -   rancher Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Prairie?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   peddle boat    -   river Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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