The Misfits

Synopsis & Film Details

Fresno Filmworks Classics presents “The Misfits” at the Tower Theatre. The 1961 American drama stars Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. A western unlike any other ever made, the movie revolves around three jobless cowboys and a lone woman who keeps house for them. In what some critics have called an elegy for the Old West, director John Huston draws us into their strange world, the carnival atmosphere of a small-time rodeo near Reno in the early 1960s, and a wild horse roundup in the mountains nearby. In the film, Monroe and Gable give their final screen performances. The movie, adapted from a screenplay by Arthur Miller, also stars Montgomery Clift.

Directed by John Huston
1961, USA, 35mm, 124 minutes
In English