Sunday, February 2, 2020

River of No Return (1954)

Pax and Michael are back from winter break with a discussion of Otto Preminger's River of No Return starring Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum and Rory Calhoun.

Also: Michael watches Bing Crosby in Rhythm on the Range and Pax discusses his family's recent trip to New Mexico and the short story "Jacob and the Indians" by Stephen Vincent Benét.

1 comment:

  1. Saw this one years ago and not a lot of it hangs on in my memory.

    Rory Calhoun is an interesting actor. Turns up in a decent number of westerns in a mix of villain and hero roles. He's opposite Jeff Chandler in the 1955 version of "The Spoilers"*. (And the 1942 version of this story has one of the great fist fights in westerns - John Wayne vs Randolph Scott.)

    * - Should films taking place during the Alaska gold rush be called "Alaskans", or "Klondikes"? (And what would you do for a Klondike Bar?)