THE MISFITS (PG)
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