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The Seven Year Itch (1955)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  3 June 1955 (USA)
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When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.

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Storyline

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, New Yorker Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life - to eat and drink what he wants and basically to enjoy life without wife and son. The beautiful but ditsy blond from the apartment above his catches his eye and they soon start spending time together. It's all innocent though there is little doubt that Sherman is attracted to her. Any lust he may be feeling is played out in his own imagination however. Written by garykmcd

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It TICKLES and TANTALIZES! - The funniest comedy since laughter began!

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

3 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La comezón del séptimo año  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being one of the most iconic images in pop culture history, as well as one of the most recognizable photographs of Marilyn Monroe, the famous full-length image of Monroe standing with her dress being blown up never actually appears in the film. The shot used in the film is only of her legs, cut with reaction shots, and never shown full-length. See more »

Goofs

When Helen shoots Richard in his fantasy, seven shots are heard although the gun is a six shot revolver. Moreover, she enters the apartment by emptying the gun into the front door, yet she doesn't reload. Some of the bullet holes disappear between shots. Since this is Richard's fantasy, it need not conform to reality. See more »

Quotes

Richard Sherman: It sort of cools the ankles, doesn't it?
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Great Marilyn Doesn't Quite Save Off-Center Screwball Comedy
3 January 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I've heard about this movie all my life, but actually just watched it for the first time on New Years Day 2003. I must say that I was quite disappointed. Billy WIlder is my all-time favorite director, and he does a great job bringing out MM's best. There are also five or six wildly funny scenes, but the silly, and sometimes ridiculous, Walter-Mitty-esque blurs of reality suffered by Tom Ewell's character throw this comedy completely off-balance. Ewell has the manic energy the plot calls for, and Donald McBride and Robert Strauss give great supporting turns. But Sonny Tufts is awful, and ultimately, even a sparkling gem of a performance by MM is weighed down by too much silliness.


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