Movie Podcast Rewinds Marilyn’s Misfits

Marilyn’s last completed film, The Misfits, was released 60 years ago this month, and is featured in the latest episode of Rewind Movie Podcast.

“We’re travelling back to the fading embers of the Hollywood Golden Age with John Huston’s 1961 elegiac lament The Misfits, written by legendary playwright Arthur Miller for his then-wife Marilyn Monroe, who stars alongside ‘The King of Hollywood’ Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter … A monochrome, melancholy mood piece, it was a financial flop on its release, and several of its stars and creative team held the film in disregard, while others considered it among their best work … Dissolving marriages, dependencies on drugs and alcohol, and fractious tempers marked a tortuous shoot, but one that resulted in a film that this episode’s film picker Devlin holds a great deal of affection for. Will first-time viewers Gali and Matt, and 2nd time viewer Patrick, share his enthusiasm, or will it all be too sad to bear?”