FILM CLASSIC : The Misfits

This classic film, starring Monroe, Gable and Clift – is to be screened  this Friday 24 June in Aylsham’s Town Hall presented by Aylshan Picture House. The Bar will be open from 6.30pm when the doors will open, with the main feature starting at 7.30pm.

All tickets are £5 and can be bought from Barnwell’s Newsagent in advance with some available on the door, subject to availability.

“… swansong for Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Clark Gable .. emotionally potent as ever” The Daily Telegraph

This will also be the last chance for you to vote for your favourite film to be screened in our next season. Here are the leading choices:

The Lady in the Van
The Piano
Little Miss Sunshine
West Side Story
The Theory of Everything
Bridge of Spies
Secrets and Lies

You can see more information and trailers for all our film suggestions here:

The Misfits come to Aylsham, June 24


Starring Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter.

Our Next presentation at Aylsham Town Hall is the golden oldie and film classic “The Misfits” starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.

This is a newly remastered version of The Misfits – a classic Western, (or anti Western) with cowboys in pick-trucks, scratching a living doing odd jobs, and rounding up “misfit” wild horses. Breathtaking cinematography and powerful performances all round – not to be missed!

“… swansong for Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Clark Gable .. emotionally potent as ever”  The Telegraph

Gay (Gable) meets Roslyn (Monroe), who has left her successful businessman husband in search of a meaningful relationship with someone who can relate to her idealistic notions. They hook up, and the cowboys and Monroe continue their pursuit of dead-end jobs throughout the west with Roslyn acting as their earth mother conscience, whist Miller explores the ennui of their listless characters. The mustang round up at the end of the film provides a symbolic conclusion.

The film became notable for being the last of Gable’s career (he died before it was released), Monroe’s difficulties with drugs during filming, and both she and Clift were to die within a few years if its completion.


Directed by John Huston and written by Arthur Miller, 124 minutes. 1961.

All tickets are £5 and available from Branwell’s newsagent in the Market Place, Aylsham