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The Misfits (John Huston, USA, 1961)

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What a multiple swansong and beautiful accident The Misfits is.
— Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph

A glamorous divorcee, an ageing cowboy and a rodeo rider (Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift respectively) find themselves renegotiating their lives and relationships in the dry and dusty air of the Nevada desert. Arthur Miller wrote the script with his then-wife Monroe in mind (though the couple were soon to separate) and the film proved to be cinematic swansongs for Gable and Monroe both of whom died before they would complete another movie. Gable suffered a fatal heart attack mere days after filming and Monroe died the following year from a drugs overdose. Montgomery Clift proved to be only slightly more hardy/fortunate than his two co-stars - not dying until 1966 at the age of 45 from a heart attack.