The Misfits

Release date: Friday June 12 2015

A superbly shot anti-Western, constantly dragged down by Arthur Miller's verbose, cloyingly glib script about emotional cripples searching for a meaning to life in the twilight of the American frontier, with Monroe as the Reno divorcee who becomes a sort of earth mother/conscience to a group of ex-cowboys scratching an unhappy living around the rodeos. Lent a testamentary (almost prophetic) gloss when it proved to be the end of the line for both Gable and Monroe, with Clift - giving the best performance in the film - to follow soon after. But it really comes good only in the mustang round-up at the end, an overly symbolic but nevertheless magnificent sequence.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday June 12 2015
Duration: 125 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Huston
Screenwriter: Arthur Miller
Cast: Clark Gable
Marilyn Monroe
Montgomery Clift
Eli Wallach
Thelma Ritter
Estelle Winwood
James Barton
Kevin McCarthy

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5 / 5

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Dede

A classic. Very well done. Nice story telling full of life lessons. Great film making!

Dede

A classic. Very well done. Nice story telling full of life lessons. Great film making!