Niagara is a 1953 American film-noir thriller directed by Henry Hathaway, produced by Charles Brackett, and written by Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch. The film stars Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters and Max Showalter. It was one of 20th Century Fox's biggest box-office hits that year.
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Written by||Charles Brackett|
Richard L. Breen
|Produced by||Charles Brackett|
|Narrated by||Joseph Cotten|
|Edited by||Barbara McLean|
|Music by||Sol Kaplan|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$2.35 million|
Unlike other films noirs of the time, which were typically black-and-white, Niagara was filmed in "three-strip" Technicolor (one of the last films to be made at Fox in that format, as a few months later Fox began converting to CinemaScope, which had compatibility problems with three-strip but not with Eastmancolor).
Monroe was given top billing in Niagara, which elevated her to star status. Her next two films, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (with Jane Russell) and How to Marry a Millionaire (with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall) were even bigger successes.