It appears that this film documentary was shown as part of my local PBS station's program series, FILM ON FILM. In addition to the standard interviews with Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner, I was shown scenes from the film THE MISFITS with Montgomery Clift and Clark Gable. Although I remembered that Clark Gable had a heart attack after filming this movie, written for his wife by Arthur Miller, I had no knowledge that Clark Gable's stress in filming this movie was the cause of his fatal heart attack. Little nuances, such as the filming of the christening of the Gable baby and Marilyn's unexpected attendance was enlightening. It is somewhat sad that the many new tributes filmed today by the Turner Group are enhanced with restoration of period film and the film direction gives some additional zest that only a historic perspective will allow. The recent MARION DAVIES piece is a documentary, this study is filmed as remembrances by friends of Marilyn. Let's hope that restorers get their hands on the film and bring out those color images for the many fans who would be more enthralled with a restored version.
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