The Misfits

The Misfits

Director: John Huston
Country: USA

1961 | 125 min. | English
Subtitles: German
FSK 12

Cast_ Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach Screenplay_ Arthur Miller Camera_ Russell Metty Producer_ Frank E. Taylor Rights_ Park Circus

Marilyn Monroe’s final film. A moving swan song to the Western and an allegory of the life of the female superstar.

Nevada. The former nightclub dancer Roslyn (Marylin Monroe) is idolized by three men: the cowboys Gay (Clark Gable) and Guido (Eli Wallach), and the rodeo rider Perce (Montgomery Clift). The first opens up to her about his failings as a father; the second wants a child with her; and the third is deeply moved when she cries over him following an accident. Though reluctant, she finally joins the three men as they go hunting for mustangs. With this intricate, four-cornered story, famous author Arthur Miller erected a monument to his wife Marilyn that doubles as a swan song, at once magical and tragic, to the Western.


John Huston (1906-1987) was a US filmmaker, writer and actor who directed several classics of Hollywood cinema, including ›The Maltese Falcon‹ (1941), ›The Treasure of the Sierra Madre‹ (1948), ›The Asphalt Jungle‹ (1950), ›Fat City‹ (1972) and ›Under the Volcano‹ (1984).



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