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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.
Matt Calder! Gosh, I thought you was down there on your farm - with a tomahawk in your head.
Matt Calder: No, I like to keep my head, Ben. It's about the only thing I've got left.
The chords Kay plays on the guitar do not match the chords necessary for that particular song.
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.