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The Misfits(1961)

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  • A doctor was on call 24 hours a day for both Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift during the filming.
  • United Artists executives were unhappy with the rough cut of the film, so director 'Huston, John' , producer Frank E. Taylor, and writer Arthur Miller (I) all agreed to reshoot several scenes. Clark Gable had script approval, however, and he rejected the idea. Other disagreements over the final cut resulted in the elimination of a shot of Marilyn Monroe's naked breast from the bedroom scene.
  • Bored while waiting for Monroe to turn up on the set, Gable opted to do his own stunts, which included being dragged by a truck traveling at 30 mph.
  • On the last day of filming, Gable said "Christ, I'm glad this picture's finished. She[Monroe] damn near gave me a heart attack." The next day, Gable suffered a massive heart attack; he died 11 days later.
  • This was both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe's last completed film. As mentioned above, Gable died of a heart attack, and Monroe died of a drug overdose a year later. (Note: While Something's Got to Give (1962) is listed as her last film, it was never completed because Monroe was fired.)

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