The Misfits


Dir.John Huston (1961).
Whatever its qualities, this last film of two screen greats, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe, couldn’t help but be of interest. But, considering that it was written by Arthur Miller, directed by Huston, and also co-stars cult divinity Montgomery Clift, it should have been a classic but isn’t. Miller’s verbose script involves a bunch of lost souls, mainly brooding cowboys, gathered around divorcée Marilyn in Nevada. In this awkward film, her character never comes fully into focus. Clift is fine, as is the great Thelma Ritter as support gal.

Thu., March 25, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2010