The Seven Year Itch
A married man, left alone during a hot summer, fantasizes madly about the impossibly gorgeous woman living in the upstairs apartment. When the woman is Marilyn Monroe, such fantasies are the stuff of epics, and The Seven Year Itch is a memorable laugh machine. Tom Ewell, repeating his role from George Axelrod's Broadway hit, plays the itchy protagonist, whose vivid imagination gets the better of him. When Monroe finally comes downstairs and becomes friends (confiding, among other things, that she keeps her undies in the icebox in this hot weather), imagination meets reality in a merciless attack on the male libido. Ewell's crack timing is matched by Monroe's zesty comic flair, and the scene in which her white dress is blown skyward by a passing subway train has entered the encyclopedia of great movie images. Director Billy Wilder adapted the play with Axelrod; if the film is not one of Wilder's signature works (Some Like It Hot and The Apartment would soon follow), it is nevertheless a smoothly crafted comedy. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Je considère Seven year itch comme le meilleur film de Marilyn Monroe,
il me semble qu'elle aurait dut gagné un oscar pour se rôle
le film est très... Read more
This has been a favourite film of mine or years! Marilyn Monroe is at her comedic best in this film! If you have never seen this movie before, I suggest you check it out! Read morePublished 24 months ago by Lisa Wolsey
Too bad Marilyn Monroe didn't have kids, to carry on the legacy maybe, because she was something. This movie sure proves it. Read morePublished on June 10 2004
ah ha, yes the famous sub-way scene. i don't know if the male viewers of america know how much that scene upset Marilyn Monroe because that is what American men and woman thought... Read morePublished on April 28 2004
Not only can Marilyn Monroe act, but she is also a very funny lady as well. Quite an ensemble cast, here, with Tom Ewell, as the schizophrenic tenant who lives beneath Marilyn, and... Read morePublished on March 5 2004 by Gregory Nyman
I thought "The Seven Year Itch" was a very funny movie. I really felt MM's performance - it's a pity she never got any really good parts. She's fantastic. Read morePublished on June 28 2003 by Helena Troi
Tom Ewell/ Richard Sherman was unwatchable in this movie. I thought he was hideous, irritating, ridiculous and boring. He wasn't at all funny. Read morePublished on May 25 2003 by "sunnight"
I heard a lot about this movie before I saw this, especially for Marilyn Monroe's sexy pose adjusting her skirt on top of the subway air outlet. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2003 by Chandru Rajagopalan