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The Seven Year Itch (1955) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder and Charles K. Feldman.

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The Seven Year Itch (1955)

By Beatrice on Feb 26, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Seven Year Itch Directed by Billy Wilder Written by Billy Wilder and George Axelrod from Axelrod’s play 1955/USA Charles K. Feldman Group/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This is not one of Billy Wilder’s most highly rated films but I think it&#... Read full article


The Seven Year Itch

By Michael on May 20, 2014 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder, 1955) This romantic comedy staring Marylin Monroe and Tom Ewell became one of the most iconic moments of Monroe’s career. The famous white dress blowing over the subway trap that unveils her legs to the audience and the male main character. Adapted ... Read full article


The Seven Year Itch (1955)

By Robert Liwanag on Jan 29, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Some of cinema’s most iconic moments are relatively simple ones – Harry Lime appearing out of the shadows, Darth Vader revealing his secret to Luke, or lonely Travis Bickle rehearsing in front of a mirror. The Seven Year Itch has one for the books, too. Marilyn Monroe stands over a subway grating in... Read full article


“That Silly Little Dress” – The Seven Year Itch (1955)

By Christina Stewart on Jan 29, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

As we wrap up the month of Billy Wilder here at Pretty Clever Films, let’s take a look at the costumes of one of his funniest sex comedies from the 1950’s, The Seven Year Itch. The film is based on the stage play by George Axelrod and had a bevy of censorship-related issues before the film could be ... Read full article


Fun Summer Movies: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955)

By monty on Jun 16, 2012 From All Good Things

Summer Release Date: 3 June 1955. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Marguerite Chapman, Oskar Homolka, Carolyn Jones.Written by Billy Wilder and George Axelrod. Directed by Billy Wilder. The Seven Year Itch is my favorite Marilyn Monroe movie. Mind you not my favorite r... Read full article


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Quotes from

The Girl: [in Richard's fantasy] It shakes me! It quakes me! It makes me feel goose-pimply all over!


The Girl: Maybe if I took the little fan, put it in the icebox, then left the icebox door open, then left the bedroom door open, and soak the sheets and pillowcase in ice water... no, that's too icky!


The Girl: You're married. I KNEW it! You LOOK married.


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Facts about

The screenplay was adapted from the original Broadway show "The Seven Year Itch" which was written by George Axelrod. The original Broadway show 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 racy dialogue and sexual innuendos were significantly toned down from the play.
The film rights to this film had originally been bought by Paramount Pictures. After director Billy Wilder resigned to Paramount, the project moved to 20th Century Fox.
Marilyn Monroe's lifelong bouts with depression and self-destruction took their toll during filming; she frequently muffed scenes and forgot her lines, leading to sometimes as many as 40 takes of a scene before a satisfactory result was produced.
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