The Seven Year Itch ()

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When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.

  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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The Girl
Richard Sherman (as Tommy Ewell)
Helen Sherman
Tom MacKenzie
Mr. Kruhulik
Dr. Brubaker (as Oscar Homolka)
Miss Morris
Dolores Rosedale ...
Elaine (as Roxanne)
Mr. Brady
Miss Finch - Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon Beach ...
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
Steven Benson ...
Kid at Train Station (uncredited)
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
George Chester ...
Porter (uncredited)
Train Station Gateman (uncredited)
Richard Elmore ...
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
Indian Girl / Tall Beauty at Train Station (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ...
Vegetarian Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Man at Train Station (uncredited)
Vegetarian Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Man at Train Station (uncredited)
Vegetarian Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Waitress at Vegetarian Restaurant (uncredited)
Ricky Sherman (uncredited)
Indian (uncredited)
Man at Train Station (uncredited)
John Pedrini ...
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
Fred Perce ...
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
Train Station Gateman (uncredited)
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
Woman in Train Station (uncredited)

Directed by

Billy Wilder

Written by

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

Music by

Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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

Film Editing by

Hugh S. Fowler ... film editor

Editorial Department

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

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) / camera operator: second unit (uncredited)

Animation Department

Gerard Baldwin ... animator: title sequence (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)

Music Department

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)

Script and Continuity Department

Marshall Schlom ... script clerk (uncredited)

Additional 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)
Saul Wurtzel ... subway effects (uncredited)
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • The 7 Year Itch (United States)
  • The 7 Year Itch (Canada, English title)
  • The Affair of the Seventh Year (Japan, English title)
  • 7 ans de réflexion (France)
  • Das verflixte 7. Jahr (Germany)
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  • 105 min
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Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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 Marilyn (1963). 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 The Girl: You and your imagination! You think every girl's a dope. You think a girl goes to a party and there's some guy, a great big lunk in a fancy striped vest, strutting around like a tiger giving you that I'm-so-handsome-you-can't-resist-me look. And for this she's supposed to fall flat on her face. Well, she doesn't fall on her face. But there's another guy in the room, way over in the corner. Maybe he's kind of nervous and shy and perspiring a little. First, you look past him. But then you sort of sense that he's gentle and kind and worried. That he'll be tender with you. Nice and sweet. That's what's *really* exciting.
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