The 1961 romantic western The Misfits was directed by the wonderful John Huston and features an equally wonderful cast that included 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.
These stars shined so brightly while they were alive that they will shine forever more!
If you’ve never seen this great movie, you can buy The Misfits on dvd or Blu-ray (Amazon link). Surprisingly it isn’t on Prime Video, given the historical importance of the film (and how good it is), you’d think it would be.