Archive of films The Misfits / The Misfits
1960, 124 min
Section: Tribute to John Huston (1906-1987)
The love story of ageing cowboy Gay and former stripper Roslyn who set off with friends in search of wild horses. An absorbing drama by Arthur Miller about one woman, three men, wild mustangs, and the search for happiness, with Clark Gable, Eli Wallach and Montgomery Clift starring alongside Marilyn Monroe.
In the attempt to save his marriage with Marilyn Monroe, the dramatist Arthur Miller wrote the screenplay for the film The Misfits, which John Huston was offered to shoot. What emerged from this, 45 years ago, was an absorbing drama of one woman, three men, wild mustangs, and the search for happiness, starring Clark Gable, Eli Wallach and Montgomery Clift alongside the delicate, flaxen blonde diva. This love story of ageing cowboy Gay and former stripper Roslyn who set off with friends in search of wild horses is one of Miller´s typical situations posing everyday heroes against tribulation as they try to hang on to at least a shadow of their illusions. In spite of outstanding acting performances, the fascinating cinematography of Russell Metty (Touch of Evil, Spartacus), and a captivating musical score, The Misfits was not a hit with movie-goers at the time of its release – perhaps because there is not much call for sincere attempts to break down the myth of the American West with somewhat somber tales of mottled characters.
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Tribute to John Huston (1906-1987)|
|Screenplay:||Arthur Miller podle vlastní novely / from his novella|
|Dir. of Photography:||Russell Metty|
|Producer:||Frank E. Taylor|
|Production:||Seven Arts Productions|
|Cast:||Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter|
|Contact:||Hollywood Classics, Classic films distribución s.l|