The 1961 romantic western The Misfits was directed by the wonderful John Huston and features an equally wonderful cast that includes Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, and Eli Wallach.
While the movie is memorable as one of Clark Gable’s greatest performances, as well as one of Marilyn Monroe’s, it is probably best remembered as the last completed film for either star.
Clark Gable died of a heart attack shortly after filming for the movie ended, and Monroe died a year and a half later.
The movie is outstanding and their performances are PERFECT gifts to leave the world before leaving us.
The iconic movie also stars Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, Kevin McCarthy, and James Barton… all wonderful.
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Marilyn Monroe Vintage Poster (Amazon link)