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River of No Return (1954)

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91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.
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Writers
Frank Fenton (screenplay) | Louis Lantz (story)
Cinematographer
Joseph LaShelle (as Joseph La Shelle)
Editor
Louis R. Loeffler (as Louis Loeffler)
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Release date
Apr 29, 1954 (United States)

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Marilyn Monroe
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Rory Calhoun
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Tommy Rettig
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Murvyn Vye
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Douglas Spencer
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Claire Andre
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Hal Baylor
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Phil Bloom
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Roy Bucko
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Edmund Cobb
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Geneva Gray
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6.6 / 10 | 10,635 votes