Outsiders peek in, via ‘The Misfits’

Nov 17, 2018
Source: Wikimedia Commons Marilyn Monroe is squired by Clark Gable, and half a desert town, in 1961’s “The Misfits.”

Thomaston — Outsiders is the theme for the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series this month. Movies are screened weekly at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Admission is free. Parking and handicap access are in rear of the building.

The selection for Nov. 23 is “The Misfits” (1961, USA), written by Arthur Miller and directed by John Huston. In Reno, while filing for divorce, beautiful ex-showgirl Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe, Miller’s wife at the time) meets aging cowboy Gay Langland (Clark Gable) and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli (Eli Wallach). On a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. The movie also features Montgomery Clift and Thelma Ritter.

The nonrated film runs 125 minutes. The Outsiders series will conclude Nov. 30 with “Lonely are the Brave” (1962, USA).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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