Seven Year Itch

Monroe, Marilyn

SKU: 024543548850

UPC 024543548850
Release Date 2012-07-31
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 104
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis 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. It stars Tom Ewell as Richard Sherman, a middle-aged book publisher who remains in Manhattan while his wife and son go off to the country on vacation. Once alone, he's consumed with sexual fantasies about various women from his past as well as the eye-popping model/actress (Marilyn Monroe), who's just moved into the apartment above. Hoping for some action, he invites his neighbor to dinner, but the combination of his amusingly nervous bumbling and her belief in the innocence of his intentions guarantees that nothing happens. Despite his guiltlessness, he begins to imagine that his fantasies are being broadcast nationwide, with his wife part of an eager audience. In his parody of film romance, Wilder hilariously skewers several, including FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and his particular bête 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'être 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.Billy Wilder originally wanted little-known Walter Matthau for the part of Richard Sherman.
Cast Billy Wilder (Producer)
Robert Strauss (Star)
Tom Ewell (Star)
George W. Davis (Art Director)
Charles K. Feldman (Producer)
Victor Moore (Star)
Billy Wilder (Director)
Lyle Wheeler (Production Designer)
Oscar Homolka (Star)
Sonny Tufts (Star)
George Axelrod (Screenwriter)
Hugh S. Fowler (Editor)
Milton R. Krasner (Director of Photography)
Alfred Newman (Composer)
Evelyn Keyes (Star)
Marguerite Chapman (Star)
Marilyn Monroe (Star)
Billy Wilder (Screenwriter)
George Axelrod (Source Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Commentary by Author Kevin Lally (Billy Wilder Biographer) Isolated Score Track in High Definition The Hays Code - Picture-in-Picture with Sexual Innuendo Meter* Marilyn Monroe Interactive Timeline Monroe & Wilder: An Intersection of Genius Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman Deleted Scenes Hollywood Backstories: The Seven Year Itch Fox Movietonews: The Seven Year Itch Theatrical Trailers Still Galleries Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.55 Audio: Dolby Digital 3.0 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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