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Friday, Feb 9 at 3:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

NOTE: The Sunday 2/10 screening will take place in the Bartos Screening Room.

Snubbed: Marilyn Monroe 

Dir. Joshua Logan. 1956, U.S. 96 mins. DCP. With Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O’Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Hope Lange. Giving Monroe what many considered at the time her most respectable serious dramatic role to date, this hit adaptation of a William Inge play is a nimble blend of poignant character study and situational humor, in which the 1950s superstar unforgettably showcases her remarkable talent for embodying fragility, resilience, and self-deprecating humor. Monroe plays Chérie, a chanteuse performing at a diner in Phoenix who is swept off her feet—quite reluctantly—by an uncouth cowboy (Murray) who’s dropped into town from Montana to take part in a rodeo. He wants to marry her instantly, but unwilling to be owned by this rude, relative stranger, she tries to assert her independence and force him to earn her respect. Murray’s showier performance earned an Oscar nod, but Monroe—as would always be the case—was unnominated for this, her first film following her stint at the Actors’ Studio in New York. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.