“The Seven Year Itch” is a 1955 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and based on a three-act play of the same name by George Axelrod. The movie stars Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell and follows the story of a middle-aged man named Richard Sherman who is left alone in New York City for the summer while his wife and son are on vacation.
Richard begins to feel restless, and his imagination runs wild as attractive women surround him. He becomes infatuated with his beautiful neighbor, “The Girl”, played by Monroe, and the two begin a flirtatious relationship. Despite his reservations and the consequences of his actions, Richard continues to pursue a relationship with The Girl.
The film was a box office success and was widely praised for its clever writing and excellent cast, particularly Monroe’s performance. It was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Ewell. The film is considered to be one of the classic romantic comedies of the 1950s, and Monroe’s performance, in particular, has become iconic.
One of the most famous scenes from the movie is the “flying skirt” scene, in which Monroe’s dress is blown up by a subway grate, revealing her legs. This scene has since become one of the most famous and memorable in American cinema history. “The Seven Year Itch” remains a popular film and continues to be widely discussed and analyzed by film historians and fans alike.
Here are some fabulous behind-the-scenes photos from ‘The Seven Year Itch’.