Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.
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
Adapted from the Broadway play by George Axelrod starring Tom Ewell and Vanessa Brown. When the project moved from Paramount to 20th Century-Fox, Brown was replaced by Marilyn Monroe. Due to the Hays Code, not only was most of the racy dialogue omitted, over the objections of Axelrod and Billy Wilder, Sherman's romance with The Girl became a product of his imagination. See more »
When Richard sets the coffee pot on the stove and turns on the gas, there is no flame, yet the pot is percolating when he returns to the kitchen minutes later. See more »
Hey, did you ever try dunking a potato chip in champagne? It's real crazy!
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When the title appears, one arm of the T in ITCH reaches down and scratches the stem of the letter. See more »
Version released in then West Germany contains some profanity. See more »
The Seven Year Itch"is a minor comedy from Billy Wilder.However,it has an enduring magic that made special.Is the story of a husband whose wife and son are in vacation.He's alone and full of temptations with the new neighbour(Marilyn Monroe).Wilder has a great script with his usual elements:acid vision of the typical american and his problems,very good dialogues and magic.The only failure of the movie could be it's too much theatrical(is based on a play)but it's great anyway.I see this movie every summer and is special.Few movies capturing the essence of the summer(a summer in the 50's New York in this case).Also,the movie contains the most famous shot of Marilyn Monroe,when she is outing of the cinema.She was a great comical actress and this is very clear in this movie. In short,a great comedy to see the life of the 50's and the best way to spend a hot night of summer.
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