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June 11, 2018

Behind the Scenes Photographs of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on the Set of “The Misfits”, 1960

The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. The supporting cast features Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach and Kevin McCarthy. It marked the last completed film of both Gable and Monroe. For Gable, the film was posthumously released, while Monroe died the following year.

The plot centers on a recently divorced woman (Monroe) and her time spent with a cowboy (Gable), his tow truck-driving friend (Wallach) and his rodeo-riding friend (Clift) in the Western Nevada desert in the 1960s. The film was a commercial failure at the time of its release, but received positive critical comments for its script and performances, and is highly regarded today.

Here below are some lovely behind the scenes photos that capture Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable while filming “The Misfits” in 1960.



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