Marilyn’s Very ‘Noirvember’ Thanksgiving

Over at the Shadows and Satin blog today, Karen Burroughs Hannsberry takes another look at Marilyn’s stellar efforts in the film noir genre.

  • The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – “Marilyn played Angela Phinlay, Emmerich’s beautiful, child-like mistress, who calls her lover ‘Uncle Lon’ and punctuates her conversation with excited bursts of ‘Yipes!’ Marilyn’s part was a small one, but so memorable.”
  • Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) – “Here, Marilyn stars as Nell Forbes, an emotionally unstable young woman … Nell has lost all connection with reality. Marilyn earned mixed reviews for her first starring role, but for my money, she was superb.”
  • Clash By Night (1952) – “Marilyn plays the independent and outspoken Peggy … Marilyn more than held her own alongside her more experienced co-stars, turning in a performance that was both feisty and poignant.”
  • Niagara (1953) – “This film focuses on two couples staying in a cabin park at Niagara Falls … Marilyn was luminous in this Technicolor feature — sexy, saucy, and scheming.”

And of course, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Marilyn’s turkey stuffing recipe…