The Misfits was Gable's last film, with a script by Arthur Miller and directed by John Huston. Gable played a cowboy named Gay Langland. It was shot on location in the desert flats of Nevada in late 1960. The film was a modern Western centered around three cowboys who live hand-to-mouth, rounding up wild mustangs for a dog food company and a childlike woman who accompanies them in their work. Gable refused to use a stunt double and did all his stunts himself in 105-degree weather. Marilyn Monroe, the leading lady, was a problem for the cast because of her unstable mental condition at the time that taxed the cast and Gable greatly. He felt sorry for her and protected her like a daughter. As a result of all these stressful conditions, the film contributed to his untimely death. The production was completed on November 4th and a few days later Gable suffered a heart attack.
Director: John Huston
Cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter,
Eli Wallach, Estelle Winwood, James Barton
(Left to Right) Frank Taylor, Arthur Miller, John Huston, Eli Wallach, Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable