A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.

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Roslyn divorces Ray in Reno and then meets widower Guido. He likes her but introduces her to cowboy Gay, and those two fall in love. When she learns that Gay, Guido and Perce are going to turn wild horses ("misfits") into dog food, she protests. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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1 February 1961 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Clark Gable received $750,000 for the film plus $58,000 for each week of overtime. See more »

Goofs

As Roslyn and Gay are leaving the dry lake bed, they stop at the aircraft to retrieve Gay's dog. You see Roslyn jump into the truck and slide to the middle of the bench style seat, with the dog jumping in behind her. Although Roslyn's hands are down by her side, and the dog is between her and the door, the door slams shut. This is obviously due to a crew member closing the door right after the dog jumped in. See more »

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[first lines]
Isabelle Steers: Young man, do you have the time? I got six clocks in the house and none of them work.
Guido: Twenty after nine.
Isabelle Steers: After? It's twenty after, dear. Dahlin'. Five minutes.
Roslyn: What about you?
Isabelle Steers: I'm all set, I just tyin' my sling. The lawyer said nine thirty sharp, dahlin'.
Roslyn: Okay.
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There are no closing credits of any kind. Not even the words "THE END" appear on the screen. See more »

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Stands Alone
21 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a one of a kind film experience which has taken on even more depth with our hindsight into the lives of its creators. Written by Monroe's then husband, Arthur Miller, and produced as their marriage was ending, it provides Monroe with the role of her life. There are many great moments in the film, the most famous being her tirade against the cruelty and dishonesty of the men in her life. You will never forget her cries of "Murderers!" , even more horrifying now, given the suspicions surrounding her death. But for me the most unforgettable moment takes place in the cab of the truck when Eli Wallach's character offers to save the lives of some horses if she will give up the man she is with and live with him. The look on her face changes from hope to horror as she realizes he's bartering the horses' lives for hers: "You have to GET something in order to act human?!" she spits out at him. It's a great script, cast perfectly, and speaks as sadly and as eloquently to us now as it did forty years ago.


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