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Great Performances

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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh (more…)

Premiered: November 4, 1972

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 30, Episode 1 Making 'The Misfits'

First Aired: October 2, 2002

Arthur Miller recalls the making of 1961's “The Misfits,” the final film for both Marilyn Monroe (then Mrs. Miller) and Clark Gable. Included: how Monroe chose John Huston as director; that “while [Gable] was intrigued with the script, he didn't understand it.” Among others discussing the production are Tony Huston (the director's son) and cast members Eli Wallach and Kevin McCarthy. Also: clips from the movie, which costarred Montgomery Clift and Thelma Ritter.