The Misfits
Director: 
John Huston
Year: 
1961
Rating: 
Not Rated
Run Time: 
125 mins
Cast: 
Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Expertly directed by John Huston ("The Maltese Falcon") from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Miller, "The Misfits" is a probing drama of honesty, intensity, and sheer poetic brilliance. Divorced and disillusioned, Roslyn Tabor (Marilyn Monroe) befriends a group of misfits, including an aging cowboy (Clark Gable), a heartbroken mechanic (Eli Wallach) and a worn-out rodeo rider (Montgomery Clift). Through their live-for-the-moment lifestyle, Roslyn experiences her first taste of freedom, exhilaration and passion. But when her innocent idealism clashes with their hard-edged practicality, Roslyn must risk losing their friendship...and the only true love she's ever known.