Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Misfits (1961)
The Misfits (1961) Poster
**** out of 5

5 great performers giving top-shelf performances with an excellent Arthur Miller script to support them and the great John Huston directing: Gable, Monroe, Wallach, Clift, & Ritter. Can't get much better than that! Clark Gable's final screen appearance shows he a still had that star power blazing away even at the end, and Marilyn Monroe never looked more better or gave as good a dramatic performance as here. Montgomery Clift has a terrific introductory scene, and goes on to a continually surprising performance. Thelma Ritter is a great supporting character, as should be expected from her. And the lately deceased Eli Wallach is a marvel to watch in a multi-faceted and outstandingly well layered role that is acted with great nuance and charisma.

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