The Misfits (1961)

Sunday, June 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

John Huston: A Retrospective

See below for additional information.

Admission

Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.

Contact

Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013
archive@cinema.ucla.edu

Website

https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2017/john-huston-a-r...

Additional Information

The Misfits (1961) - Shot in the scorching heat of Nevada, The Misfits was the first film Huston had made in the United States since The Red Badge of Courage in 1951. In the intervening decade, Huston had more than his share of critical and commercial successes (The African Queen, Moulin Rouge, Beat the Devil, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison) but most immediately he was coming off a string of disappointments (The Unforgiven, The Roots of Heaven, The Barbarian and the Geisha). The volatile nature of the extraordinary central cast assembled for the film—Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift—didn’t start things off on solid footing. Before the film was completed, Monroe’s marriage to screenwriter Arthur Miller had dissolved and Gable had died of a heart attack. Despite the challenges of yet another grueling production, The Misfits is one of Huston’s strongest portraits of the wounded, self-destructive searchers he was drawn to throughout his career.

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