The Seven Year Itch

1955 • 104 minutes
68 reviews
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Co-written and directed by the legendary Billy Wilder (Some Like it Hot, The Apartment) and based on the Broadway play by George Axelrod, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH depicts a married man's struggle to stay faithful while is wife is away on vacation.  New Yorker Richard Sherman must fend for himself while his wife leaves town for the summer.  Feeling lonely but liberated, he begins fantasizing about romantic conquests.  When a gorgeous but naïve blonde moves into the building and wants to make friends, his imagination runs rampant.  She visits him in his apartment to become acquainted but is oblivious to the effect her blatant sexiness is having on him. This prompts Richard's delusional fantasies even more!  Richard Sherman is suddenly brought back to reality when his wife unexpectedly returns from her holiday. This hilarious, fast-paced sex farce was a perfect vehicle for then Fox contract player Marilyn Monroe to display her formidable comedic talents and introduced to pop culture the...

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68 reviews
Russell Rogers
June 6, 2022
Great classic film about a delusional married man named Richard (Tom Ewell) who has an internal struggle with a ditzy blond toothpaste model (Marilyn Monroe) while his wife & child are away for the summer. While this movie is famous for the Monroe dress being blown upwards by a draft scene; the real treat is the great writing & performances between these two. Richard's imagination, desire, and over-analyzing nature blends wonderfully with Monroe's simple desire to stay cool in the hot Summer.
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Aimie H
January 27, 2015
This shows Marilyn at her finest.. sadness ditzy funny smart etc... Overall a classic movie
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Dianna Kaplan
February 8, 2016
An all time fav. Marilyn is so charming as "the girl"
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