It's a steamy summer in New York City and this scandalous, sexy comedy heats things up even more! A married man (Tom Ewell), whose wife and son are away for the summer, has his fidelity put to the test when a seductive starlet (Marilyn Monroe) moves in upstairs. Keeping his marriage vows in the face of her flirtations proves tough when challenged by the notorious "seven year itch." Faced with this provocative problem, he's victim to an outrageous mating dance filled with hilarious comedy!
It's possible that the legendary scene in which Marilyn Monroe's dress is blown skyward while she stands on a subway grating now dwarfs Billy Wilder's adaptation of George Axelrod's hit stage comedy in the same way that the 50-foot billboard of the scene bestrode Times Square in 1955. In his parody of film romance, Wilder hilariously skewers several, including FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and his particular bęte noire BRIEF ENCOUNTER, even having the hapless businessman fantasize about the latter's theme as an aphrodisiac. Although censors excised the play's raison d'ętre of adultery, Ewell brilliantly manages the tricky feat of making a man seem risibly guilty despite having done nothing, and Monroe as the iconic 'girl' deftly parodies her screen image.
Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: (unspecified) - English Additional Release Material: Featurette: "Back Story: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH" Deleted Scenes (2) Bonus Footage: Movietone News: New York Premiere/Sneak Preview Trailers: 1. International Original Theatrical Trailers 2. Bonus Trailers Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Selection
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