John Barrette

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October 11, 2012
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Cruisin’ the Muses: No substitute for real theater

Did you catch “The Misfits” this week on television?The 1961 film starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe was re-broadcast again this week on cable TV. Filmed in Northern Nevada, it also featured Montgomery Clift playing Gable’s main rival for the affections of Monroe’s character. But Eli Wallach’s role had him in there pitching as well, while Thelma Ritter nailed her friendship role and was the fittest of the misfits.This celebrated black-and-white movie was filmed mainly in Reno, Dayton, around Pyramid Lake and near Stagecoach.Most Northern Nevadans know about it, but your columnist hadn’t seen it since the 1960s and was …

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