Great Performances - Season 30, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Making 'The Misfits'

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Arthur Miller recalls the making of 1961's "The Misfits," the final film for both Marilyn Monroe (then Mrs. Miller) and Clark Gable. Included: how Monroe chose John Huston as director; that "while [Gable] was intrigued with the script, he didn't understand it." Among others discussing the production are Tony Huston (the director's son) and cast members Eli Wallach and Kevin McCarthy. Also: clips from the movie, which costarred Montgomery Clift and Thelma Ritter.

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