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The Seven Year Itch

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Seven Year Itch
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A husband of seven years, alone in New York while his family vacations, fantasizes an affair with the TV model in the upstairs apartment.
Title: The seven year itch
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2001.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: "Bonus features: Anamorphic widescreen (Aspect ratio 2.55:1)--English 3.0--English stereo--French mono--Subtitles: English, Spanish--Theatrical trailer--Spanish theatrical trailer--Movietone newsreel--Sneak preview--AMC Backstory episode--2 deleted scenes: bathtub and subway."
Based upon an original play "The seven year itch" by George Axelrod.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955.
Not rated.
Summary: A husband of seven years, alone in New York while his family vacations, fantasizes an affair with the TV model in the upstairs apartment.
Additional Contributors: Monroe, Marilyn - 1926-1962.
Ewell, Tom - 1909-1994.
Keyes, Evelyn - 1916-2008
Tufts, Sonny - 1911-1970.
Strauss, Robert - 1913-1975.
Homolka, Oscar - 1898-1978.
Chapman, Marguerite - 1918-1999
Moore, Victor - 1876-1962.
Wilder, Billy - 1906-2002.
Feldman, Charles K. - 1904-1968.
Axelrod, George
Charles K. Feldman Group Productions
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Statement of Responsibility: Charles K. Feldman Group Productions ; released by 20th Century Fox ; screenplay by Billy Wilder & George Axelrod ; produced by Charles K. Feldman ; directed by Billy Wilder
Performers: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss, Oscar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore, Roxanne.
System Details: DVD.
Other Language: English or French soundtrack with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Genre/Form: Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Publisher No: 2001421
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May 17, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I have always liked Marilyn Monroe, but, with that said, I honestly think that Hollywood totally wasted her by forcing her into a stereotypical strait-jacket and then trying to capitalize on her cliched persona by placing her into such mediocre junk as this "comedy" that was so funny that I forgot to laugh. ~~~ As usual, Monroe was clearly being presented here as a sex-object (who remained completely nameless). On top of that, she was given some of the dumbest and most contrived dialogue to repeat, so any opportunity for her to really shine was flatly denied her. ~~~ What definitely brought this film's faltering appeal-level down several major notches was the miscasting of Tom Ewell as the Richard Sherman character. Put plain & simple, Ewell was a sickening creep who made my skin crawl, big-time. ~~~ Yes, of course, I do realize that this over-rated sex farce was clearly a product of its time (the 1950s) - But, now, 60 years later, this decidedly weak-scripted tale of a male-menopause fantasy only flies at half-mast. To me, this film was nothing but a mildly entertaining curiousity piece, and that's all.

Apr 06, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I didn't bother making an effort to watch this film in my younger days. Now that I have finally watched it, I think I was right in not rushing to see it. Apart from seeing a young, voluptuous Monroe, there isn't much else in the film. As a comedy, this film failed. Definitely one of the less work from director Billy Wilder.

Mar 25, 2013
  • angel_heart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have always loved her. This movie is a classic. I just LOVE the 50's

Mar 24, 2013
  • epurys rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I love the part where she's considering aloud how to cool off her apartment, "No, that would be too icky!"

Feb 11, 2013
  • leel00 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found it amusing. Especially this quote: "Contains carbonated water, citric acid, corn syrup, artificial raspberry flavoring, pure vegetable colors and preservatives. I would like Dr. Summers to explain to me why this stuff should be better for you than a little scotch, plain water and a twist of lemon." How true.. :)

Aug 01, 2012
  • rtom77 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very witty and creative movie for literary people. Even though the 1950's censors made the writer cut most of the best lines the script is still hilarious. Billy Wilder is brilliant and Marilyn Monroe is luminous. If you like intelligent movies adapted from plays you will enjoy. I wish I could have seen the un-edited play on Broadway.

Dec 28, 2011
  • IMCHRE8TV rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I finally got to watch the film made famous because Marilyn Monroe was standing over a subway grate in NYC wearing a white dress swirling up and about on a busy street.

I suppose the film must have been considered comical & racy for the 1950s (???) but I didn't see what all the to do was about. I didn't find anything to outright laugh about, and the home alone husband's vivid daydreams were slightly confusing.

Hope the stage play was entertaining ... I rate the film under so-so.

Nov 05, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Marilyn Monroe's best movie I think.

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Sep 05, 2012
  • Boobychuk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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May 17, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Even though this film contains no nudity, or sex scenes, it is loaded to the rafters with sexual innuendo.

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May 17, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"It shakes me. It quakes me. It makes me goose-pimply all over!"

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Aug 20, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Film Clip: Seven Year Itch

That infamous subway scene

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