The Misfits

Film/Video

The Misfits. Image courtesy of MGM

The Misfits

John Huston, 1961

Don't Bother to Knock

Roy Ward Baker, 1952

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Tue, Aug 7, 2012 7 PM

Marilyn Monroe digs into dramatic roles in the character-driven The Misfits and the film noirish Don't Bother to Knock. In The Misfits, her final film, Monroe plays a divorcee looking for comfort in the company of cowboys played by Clark Gable, Eli Wallach, and Montgomery Clift. This was also Gable's final film. With a screenplay by Monroe's former husband, playwright Arthur Miller. (124 mins., 35mm)

Don’t Bother to Knock stars Richard Widmark as a just-dumped pilot who meets a young babysitter (Monroe) staying at his hotel and soon discovers she’s the last person who should be trusted with someone’s kid. (76 mins., 35mm)

Don't Bother to Knock begins at 9:15 PM.

Alberto Giacometti, Le chien (Dog), 1951 (cast 1959); Bronze; 17 ½ x 40 x 6 ¼ in.; Edition 8 of 8; Wexner Family Collection; Art © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY

Wexner Center members can now reserve their free tickets for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. Tickets go on sale to the public on Mon, Aug 25.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Don't miss 2001: A Space Odyssey—screening in glorious 70mm as part of A Summer Abroad ‘14—on Thu–Fri, Aug 28–29.

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