• The Misfits (1961)

The Misfits

Release Date: February 1st, 1961

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland (Clark Gable) and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli (Eli Wallach). The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland (Montgomery Clift) arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, James Barton, Estelle Winwood, Kevin McCarthy

Director: John Huston

Genres: Western

Production Co: Seven Arts Pictures

Distributors: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., United Artists, CBS/Fox

Keywords: 1960s, House, Friend, Bar, Temptation, Love, Love triangle, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Chris CabinSlant Magazine

    A perplexing misfire more than a complete dud, The Misfits‘s true legacy remains in the personal histories of those involved with the production rather than in the far more exceptional careers of the artists who brought it to its dull fruition. show more

  • 100
    Tim RobeyThe Telegraph

    What a multiple swansong and beautiful accident The Misfits is. show more

  • 75
    Josh LarsenLarsenOnFilm

    An original script from Arthur Miller, The Misfits turns on the playwright’s usual concern: that of the individual trying to maintain his identity in a changing world. show more

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