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The Seven Year Itch -- When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor (Marilyn Monroe).
The Seven Year Itch -- Clip: Steam Vent
The Seven Year Itch -- Clip: Chopsticks
The Seven Year Itch -- Richard (Tom Ewell) meets his new neighbor (Marilyn Monroe).
The Seven Year Itch -- Richard (Tom Ewell) has a lunch that might be too healthy and a waitress too willing to share her ideas. The paddle was left by his son who is spending the summer by the lake with his mother.

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Director:
Writers:
Billy Wilder (screenplay) &
George Axelrod (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
3 June 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It TICKLES and TANTALIZES! - The funniest comedy since laughter began!
Plot:
When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Marilyn at her most innocent See more (117 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marilyn Monroe ... The Girl

Tom Ewell ... Richard Sherman (as Tommy Ewell)

Evelyn Keyes ... Helen Sherman

Sonny Tufts ... Tom MacKenzie

Robert Strauss ... Mr. Kruhulik
Oskar Homolka ... Dr. Brubaker (as Oscar Homolka)
Marguerite Chapman ... Miss Morris
Victor Moore ... Plumber
Dolores Rosedale ... Elaine (as Roxanne)
Donald MacBride ... Mr. Brady

Carolyn Jones ... Miss Finch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Benson ... Kid at Train Station (uncredited)
Butch Bernard ... Ricky Sherman (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford ... Indian Girl / Tall Beauty at Train Station (uncredited)

Kathleen Freeman ... Woman at Vegetarian Restaurant (uncredited)
Ralph Littlefield ... Man at Vegetarian Restaurant (uncredited)
Doro Merande ... Waitress at Vegetarian Restaurant (uncredited)

Ron Nyman ... Indian (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Train Station Gateman (uncredited)
Mary Young ... Woman in Train Station (uncredited)

Directed by
Billy Wilder 
 
Writing credits
Billy Wilder (screenplay) &
George Axelrod (screenplay)

George Axelrod (based upon an original play: "The Seven Year Itch")

Produced by
Charles K. Feldman .... producer
Doane Harrison .... associate producer
Billy Wilder .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Travilla (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Gladys Rasmussen .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist: Miss Monroe (uncredited)
Gladys Witten .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
A.F. Erickson .... unit manager (uncredited)
Saul Wurtzel .... unit production manager: New York (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Stubbs .... props (uncredited)
Tom Volpe .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
Louis Hesse .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ray Raymond .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dolph Rudeen .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Engels .... grip (uncredited)
Sam Shaw .... still photographer (uncredited)
Felix Trimboli .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ann Landers .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Orven Schanzer .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Saul Bass .... titles designed by
Courtney Burr .... presented on the stage by
Joe Coudert .... still photgrapher
Elliott Nugent .... presented on the stage by
S. Charles Einfeld .... publicist (uncredited)
Gloria Jones .... stand-in: Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
Stephen Papich .... dance coach: Tommy Ewell (uncredited)
Tom Pryor .... auditor (uncredited)
Marshall Schlom .... script clerk (uncredited)
Saul Wurtzel .... subway effects (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:16 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) (2002) | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (1980s) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (video rating) (1998) | Chile:18 | Chile:Y7 (re-rating) (2001) | Colombia:12 | Finland:S (1996) | Finland:K-16 (1956) | France:U | France:-12 (original rating) | Mexico:B (original rating) | Mexico:A (video re-rating) | Peru:18 (original rating) | Peru:PT (re-rating) (2001) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (2006) | Spain:T | Spain:18 (original rating) | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #17230) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Unrated (video rating) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The screenplay was adapted from the original Broadway show "The Seven Year Itch", which was written by George Axelrod and starred Tom Ewell (who reprised his role as the imaginative Richard Sherman) and Vanessa Brown. When the project was moved from Paramount to 20th Century-Fox, Brown was replaced by top sex symbol Marilyn Monroe for the film adaptation. Due to the Hays Office Production Code censorship rules, the play's racy dialogue and sexual innuendos were significantly toned down for the film.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Both Richard and his boss, who are in the book publishing industry, refer to "The Portrait of Dorian Gray". The title of the Oscar Wilde novel is "The Picture of Dorian Gray".See more »
Quotes:
Richard Sherman:There's gin and vermouth. That's a martini.
The Girl:Oh, that sounds cool! I think I'll have a glass of that. A big tall one!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bordello of Blood (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
ChopsticksSee more »

FAQ

Is 'The Seven Year Itch' based on a book?
How does the movie end?
Just what is a 'seven year itch'?
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40 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Marilyn at her most innocent, 6 September 2002
Author: caspian1978 from Boston, MA

In Some Like it Hot, Marilyn was the hottest she ever was. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, she's the Woman of all Women. But in The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn is the prize of all treasures. She is timeless in every frame of the film. Coming across as this unique, cute, and innocent little woman, Marilyn makes your mind race, your heart thump, and your youth return.

No one else but Marilyn Monroe could play "The Girl" in the movie. She is just that, a girl, but much much more. Most of the physical comedy in the film is executed by Monroe herself. A lot of us don't realize this as we expect most of the comedy to come from the comedian in the film, Tom Ewell. A must see if you are a fan of America's first Dream Girl, the amazing Marilyn Monroe.

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