Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits (1961)
Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits (1961)
The Misfits (1961)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Misfits

John Huston | United States | 1961 | PG

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Wed 19 Apr 2023

Monroe’s last completed film (also the final movie to feature Clark Gable) was written by then-husband Arthur Miller, who used his perception of the real Marilyn to shape her character – one of many causes of on-set friction. Huston overcame considerable production difficulties to create one of the last masterpieces of classical Hollywood, an elegiac paean to those who outlive their times played with emotionally naked perfection by a cast of cinema legends (also including Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter). Russell Metty’s capturing of the light and space of Nevada is peerless.

Format: 4K DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 125 mins

Event duration

125 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Marilyn Monroe's (1926–62) image, as the personification of Hollywood glamour, beauty and desirability, is perhaps the most iconic in popular culture...

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