Similar to River of No Return, The Misfits is a very entertaining and good movie, but certainly not a great movie. The writing is pretty cheesy even for the 1950s and early 1960s and especially for a movie that is an action/western movie. But is has a good plot and a great cast. With two women that are essentially drifters, at least in Marilyn Monroe’s case who is just recently divorced and not knowing where she is going from there. And they meet two cowboys in a diner played by Clark Gable and Eli Wallach and find that they have things in common and decide to get together.
Marilyn Monroe’s character doesn’t have a place to stay and the Clark Gable character invites her to stay with him as a guest at her ranch and she more than keeps herself busy there and does a lot of work on the cabin really, a small cabin on a decent size lot of property. And Clarks’s partner in the movie played by Eli Wallach tells him that there are available horses up to be rounded up, brought back and sold, but they need another man to do the job. And they take the girls played by Marilyn and Thelma Ritter to a rodeo to find their man and that is where they get Montgomery Clift character to help them out.
Marilyn as usual is as sweet and adorable as can be and plays someone who wouldn’t step on nat if if you gave her a thousand-dollars to do so. Clark Gable plays a veteran cowboy who is exactly that living the cowboy lifestyle and making his living rounding up horses and cattle. Eli Wallach plays a very similar character as Clark and Montgomery Clift plays a drifting cowboy along for the ride just looking for work. Thelma Ritter plays Marilyn’s friend and tries to worn her about cowboys and how they live. Marilyn being somewhat lost, just looking to find her way and to be useful.
The River of No Return is certainly not a great movie. It is a good movie, an entertaining movie, a fairly well-written movie with a good cast and Marilyn Monroe looks great in the movie. This movie was also ahead of its time at least when it comes to women’s fashion. This movie takes place in the late 19th Century or early 20th Century and yet Marilyn is wearing tight Levis denim jeans in boots for about half of the movie. In an era where that was almost never seen from women. Back then women wore long dresses for the most part and nothing that showed a lot of their physical body.
Marilyn looked great in this movie, her usual hot sexy baby-face adorable sweet self. And this movie was very real to me in the sense that it wasn’t about angels and devils. Robert Mitchum plays a single father in the movie who helps out a couple on the water having trouble with their boat. The man in this couple is a criminal or crook on the run. His wife is Marilyn a sweetheart, but not someone without faults. But Mitchum is simply trying to help these people out and the guy screws them and takes his lone horse away from Mitchum and his son and his girlfriend stays behind with the man and his son. And now they are together trying to survive on the River of No Return with outlaws shooting at them.
There’s a YouTube channel called My Sexy Cowgirls and they have a web site with I believe the same name as well. And they make videos with actress’s playing cowgirls from like the Old West but make it more modern with outfits more like in the 20th and 21st centuries as far as outfits. No more really long dress’s because they’ve been replaced with tight denim and leather jeans with cowgirl boots with the cowgirls hats. Sort of like the Sharon Stone movie The Quick and the Dead from 1995 with Gene Hackman.
The YouTube channel seems to either be gone or they stopped uploading videos which is too bad from at least my point of view and I’m sure a lot of other guys point of view as well. Because these beautiful sexy women playing cowgirls in these videos doing either shootouts or bar fights just like in the Old West, but instead of having butch strong men play the roles they use young attractive sexy women instead and these videos are very entertaining.