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The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 29 July 1955 (UK)
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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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Billy Wilder

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Billy Wilder (screenplay), George Axelrod (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Dolores Rosedale ... Elaine (as Roxanne)
Donald MacBride ... Mr. Brady
Carolyn Jones ... Miss Finch - Nurse
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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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La comezón del séptimo año See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,000,000
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gina Lollobrigida visited Marilyn Monroe on the set during filming See more »

Goofs

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: Well, how about some music?
The Girl: Fine.
Richard Sherman: Let's see what we've got here. Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky... Hey, how about this one? Rachmaninoff, the "Second Piano Concerto." You look to me like a big Rachmaninoff girl.
The Girl: I do? Funny, I don't know anything about music.
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Crazy Credits

When the title appears, one arm of the T in ITCH reaches down and scratches the stem of the letter. See more »

Alternate Versions

Version released in then West Germany contains some profanity. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dark Reality (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto #2
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (as S. Rachmaninoff)
Played on a record and often in the score
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Clever And Usual Script,
5 May 2013 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

The Seven Year Itch is a fantastic movie with a very clever story line and an extremely talented cast.Marilyn Monroe is fantastic in this movie,her performance is brilliant,and,like always she is beautiful.If anyone ever wondered where the famous picture of her dress blowing in the air comes from,this is the movie.The script to the movie is very unusual,I was expecting it to be a simple fifties movie,but it wasn't,a lot of dialogue between the characters is strange,and Richard should probably be put into a mental hospital.Fans of Marilyn Monroe and classic movies from this era of film will definitely enjoy The Seven Year Itch.

Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) makes an effort to dedicate his life to his business while his wife is away for the summer with their son,but an attractive new neighbor distracts him from doing what he promised.


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