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The Seven Year Itch ()


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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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  • Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
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The Girl
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Richard Sherman (as Tommy Ewell)
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Helen Sherman
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Tom MacKenzie
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Mr. Kruhulik
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Dr. Brubaker (as Oscar Homolka)
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Miss Morris
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Plumber
Dolores Rosedale ...
Elaine (as Roxanne)
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Mr. Brady
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Miss Finch - Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Benson ...
Kid at Train Station (uncredited)
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Indian Girl / Tall Beauty at Train Station (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Man at Train Station (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Vegetarian Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Ralph Littlefield ...
Vegetarian Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Man at Train Station (uncredited)
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Vegetarian Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Waitress at Vegetarian Restaurant (uncredited)
Tom Nolan ...
Ricky Sherman (uncredited)
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Indian (uncredited)
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Man at Train Station (uncredited)
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Train Station Gateman (uncredited)
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Woman in Train Station (uncredited)

Directed by

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Billy Wilder

Written by

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Billy Wilder ... (screenplay) &
George Axelrod ... (screenplay)
 
George Axelrod ... (based upon an original play: "The Seven Year Itch")

Produced by

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Charles K. Feldman ... producer
Doane Harrison ... associate producer
Billy Wilder ... producer

Music by

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Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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Milton R. Krasner ... director of photography (as Milton Krasner)

Film Editing by

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Hugh S. Fowler ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Orven Schanzer ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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George W. Davis
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Stuart A. Reiss ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

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Travilla ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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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

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A.F. Erickson ... unit manager (uncredited)
Saul Wurtzel ... unit production manager: New York (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph E. Rickards ... assistant director

Art Department

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Jack Stubbs ... props (uncredited)
Tom Volpe ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Harry M. Leonard ... sound
E. Clayton Ward ... sound
Louis Hesse ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ray Raymond ... sound editor (uncredited)
Dolph Rudeen ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Walter Engels ... grip (uncredited)
Sam Shaw ... still photographer (uncredited)
Felix Trimboli ... assistant camera (uncredited) / camera operator: second unit (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Gerard Baldwin ... animator: title sequence (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ann Landers ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)

Music Department

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Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Sol Babitz ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Frank Beach ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Pete Carpenter ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Russ Cheever ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
John Clyman ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Don Cristlieb ... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Fred Fox ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Benny Gill ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Alex Golden ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Abe Most ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Vito Mumolo ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Alfred Newman ... conductor (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... conductor (uncredited)
Jimmy Rowles ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Harry Schmidt ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Felix Slatkin ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Lillian Steuber ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ann Stockton ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... musician: piano (uncredited)

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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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines It TICKLES and TANTALIZES! - The funniest comedy since laughter began! See more »
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Also Known As
  • 7 ans de réflexion (France)
  • Das verflixte 7. Jahr (Germany)
  • La tentación vive arriba (Spain)
  • Gräsänklingen (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Zeven jaar van verlangen (Belgium, Flemish title)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Billy Wilder preferred shooting in black and white, but Marilyn Monroe's contract with Fox called for all of her movies to be shot in color. Monroe always thought that she looked far more attractive and glamorous in color than in black and white. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Piano Concerto #2 See more »
Crazy Credits When the title appears, one arm of the T in ITCH reaches down and scratches the stem of the letter. See more »
Quotes Tom MacKenzie: What blonde in the kitchen?
Richard Sherman: Wouldn't you like to know! Maybe it's Marilyn Monroe!
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