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Past Event Marilyn Monroe: A Look at the Legend – The Misfits (1961)

The Misfits (1961)

The Misfits (1961) Image courtesy Photofest

The Misfits (1961) 124 min. Directed by John Huston. Starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach

Written by Monroe’s real-life husband at the time, playwright Arthur Miller, The Misfits tells the story of a disillusioned divorcee named Roslyn Taber (Monroe) and her brooding cowboy friends (Gable, Clift and Wallach) who are traveling the rodeo circuit in search of temporary employment. Although not a commercial or critical success the film is often praised for the performances of its stars. Sadly, it would mark the last movie appearances of Gable and Monroe.

Complete Series Schedule:

November 12, 2010

Don’t Bother to Knock(1952) 76 min. Directed by Roy Ward Baker

Niagara (1953) 92 min. Directed by Henry Hathaway


November 19, 2010

River of No Return(1954) 91 min. Directed by Otto Preminger


December 3, 2010

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953) 91 min. Directed by Howard Hawks

How to Marry a Millionaire(1953) 95 min. Directed by Dir. Jean Negulesco


December 10, 2010

Some Like It Hot(1959) 120 min. Directed by Billy Wilder
Pittsburgh author and journalist Barry Paris will introduce the film.


December 17, 2010

The Misfits(1961) 124 min. Directed by John Huston

Additional Information

Programmed in conjunction with the exhibition Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend


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