year: 1952 cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe rating: **1/2
Another naive big lug dumb enough to not only allow his wife (or in this case, girlfriend turned wife) to hang out with a younger, better looking man, but suggests it (Postman Ring a Bell?). Despite the gorgeous cinematography of the Monterrey fishing community, and yet another fine performance by Robert Ryan (especially his Chinese imitation), this is a melodrama that goes in one ear, out the other. Marilyn Monroe is nice to look at as a sexy tomboy, and Barbara Stanwyk is convincingly tough and assertive but eventually melts to Ryan's roguish charm. Utterly predictable but a decent time-waster.