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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.
As the studio caravan motored to location near Banff, traffic was halted after a gasoline truck ahead of them exploded. Members of the company and Marilyn Monroe's boyfriend Joe DiMaggio organized a search party to find the driver, who had run into the woods, his clothes on fire. They found the badly burned driver, and rushed him to the hospital.
How do you know when you fall in love?
Kay Weston: I dunno. Can't eat or sleep.
Mark Calder: Like an ache in the stomach?
Kay Weston: Same thing - only in the heart.
When Matt and Kay are in the cave, Matt trips over a rock as he is walking over to hang up Kay's bloomers to dry.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. All cuts were waived in 1987 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for home video.