John Huston, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Clark Gable and Arthur Miller on the set of “The Misfits” (1961)
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In the Post-War Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy to find his mother. With the young and handsome Ivan Jandl and Montgomery Clift.
A silent nine-year-old Czech boy, a survivor of Auschwitz, flees a refugee center in postwar Germany and is found by an American G.I. At the same time, the boy’s mother, the sole surviving member of his family, searches refugee centers for her son. Time, distance, and the massive numbers of refugee children are factors hampering the reunion of mother and son.
The ultimate film about love hate and the war (Pearl Harbor). With Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed.
Won 8 Oscars
It’s 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, ‘Prew’ is adamant that he doesn’t box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain’s wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew’s friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant ‘Fatso’ Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance.
A film directed by John Huston, written by Arthur Miller and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach.
The actors were also “Misfits” in real life, so they probably had no problems finding themselves in their roles. The writing is pretty good (sometimes I had the feeling Miller wrote what he really thought about his then-wife Monroe), the acting was good too, but still this movie was no success at the box office. The film is arid, depressing, slow and yet, riveting, funny and mesmerizing. “The Misfits” should be seen for a variety of reasons but to see Gable and Monroe sharing a black and white screen a short time before their deaths is an experience on itself.
Roslyn divorces Ray in Reno and then meets widower Guido. He likes her but introduces her to cowboy Gay, and those two fall in love. When she learns that Gay, Guido and Perce are going to turn wild horses (“misfits”) into dog food, she protests.
There aren’t many movies with a cast like this including Spencer Tracy, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, Burt Lancaster…
Wonderful film and a history lesson, everyone should watch this movie!
Won 2 Oscars
It has been three years since the most important Nazi leaders had already been tried. This trial is about 4 Judges who used their offices to conduct Nazi sterilization and cleansing policies. Retired American Judge, Judge Dan Haywood has a daunting task ahead of him. The Cold War is heating up and no one wants any more trials as Germany, and Allied Governments, want to forget the past. But is that the right thing to do is the question that the tribunal must decide.
Great story telling, great cinematography with great cast including Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor.
Won 6 Oscars
Young up-and-comer George Eastman is thrust into the blue collar life of a rich uncle’s family business where he’s expected to learn the ropes from the bottom up. While paying his dues, Eastman becomes involved with Alice Tripp, a simple, trusting girl on the assembly line. When Eastman is finally introduced to high society he meets the gorgeous, sophisticated Angela Vickers and promptly forgets all about Alice. Only Alice won’t be gotten rid of so easily - especially since their affair is about to result in an unexpected and (especially from Eastman) unwanted dividend.