THE MISFITS (1961)
A film by John Huston
Cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift
Guido (Eli Wallach) meeting Rosalyn (Marilyn Monroe) and her friend/landlady Isabelle (Ritter) as she’s on her way to get a divorce. Guido is speechless when he meets Rosalyn well she is a beautiful woman. They bump on each other at the local bar where he is drinking at the local bar with his buddy Gay (Clarke Gable) who’s trying to convince Guido to hit the open road again to round up some horses because he does not want to see anybody for a while.Gay is taken by Rosalyn. Isabelle warn Rosalyn about cowboys saying they are up to no good. They take off to guide’s house outback in the boondocks. A house that he build but not yet finish. Once there the two men is trying to get the attention of the blonde goddess. Later on a friend of Gay tags along and is trying to get her attention as well.
It’s the last feature film starring either Clark Gable or Marilyn Monroe. That was a big loss in the world of cinema. Written for Monroe by then husband, the great playwright Arthur Miller, The Misfits gave her the greatest role of her career, a terrific performance at that. As well for the other actors look at Gable’s career he has done well as he is a outstanding actor. Clift as well I did no know that he made this film very few people I think do not know about this film I didn’t on Thursday night in Paris there is a movie theater UGC who puts those cult film back on the big screen. And I am there most Thursdays. So it is so cool to see it on the big screen. Well you see those 3 people as cowboys does not want to get a jobs. they do not want to work for wages. They want to be free. They are dead man, in an other word they do not want to do like the rest of society they work round up horse sells them go to rodeos get drunk after and have nothing to show for it. The other thing is the part where Rosalyn find out why they round up the horses. He makes her feels sick to her stomach. She portray the beautiful blonde who every men wants to possess has a sweet innocence but very intelligent side of her make her more powerful sexually. All she want is like every beautiful women wants that they respect her and love her for who she is not for her body part. Gable is sweet and charming in this one. Eli Wallach play this cold guy who went to war and Clift is unable to fulfill his heard desire. Those two has some great scene together. The chemistry of the actor is so perfect it is not even funny.The cinematography and art direction are wonderful making the desert like it was paradise even in black and white. John Huston has done an outstanding job here. So check out this cult classic film.