The Seven Year Itch (1955)

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When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.

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  • "The Seven Year Itch, " Marilyn Monroe during filming in New York / 1954
  • "The Seven Year Itch" M. Monroe & Tom Ewell 1955 20th
  • Publicity still for "The Seven Year Itch" 1955
  • M. Monroe "The Seven Year Itch" © 1955
  • "The Seven Year Itch" M. Monroe & Tom Ewell 1955 20th
  • M. Monroe " The Seven Year Itch" © 1955

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Did You Know?


Tom Ewell won the 1953 Tony Award for Actor in a Drama for "The Seven Year Itch" in the role of Richard Sherman, which he reprised in this film.


Richard Sherman: Tell me doctor, are you very expensive?
Dr. Brubaker: Very!
Richard Sherman: I'm sure you occasionally make exceptions.
Dr. Brubaker: Never!
Richard Sherman: Well I mean, once in a while, a case must come along that really interests you.
Dr. Brubaker: At fifty dollars an hour, all my cases interest me.


The stairs in Tom Ewell's apartment are explained by the fact that his and Monroe's apartment used to be a single dwelling that was divided up. However there is already a staircase in the hallway that leads to Monroe's apartment, and the positioning of the two staircases means they would in fact meet at the same spot on the upper floor, which is a very unlikely architectural design.

Crazy Credits

When the title appears, one arm of the T in ITCH reaches down and scratches the stem of the letter.

Alternate Versions

Due to the Hayes Production code (censorship) issues of the time, Director was forced to cut some footage that was judged to be too racy to have in the film. AMC showed some of the censored footage on a _"Backstory" (2001)_ episode. The cut material includes:

  • A full shot of 's skirt being blown clear above her waist, which was included in the poster but deemed too suggestive to have in the film.
  • Extended portion of the skirt scene in which 's skirt is again blown by the subway, and then there is a dialogue in which she tells : "You should wear a skirt; I am feeling sorry for you in those hot pants!" (this deleted scene is also featured on the 20th Century Fox DVD release)
  • A scene in which is in the bathtub covered with bubbles, and gets her toe stuck in the faucet. The plumber, attempting to free her, drops his wrench in the bathtub and plunges his full arm towards the bottom of it to fish his tool. He is obviously embarrassed but Marilyn simply gives him a conniving look saying "It's OK!" (this deleted scene is also featured on the 20th Century Fox DVD release)
  • Different, less suggestive angles were used in the scene which included the famous "undies in the icebox" dialogue.


(1877) (uncredited)
Music by
Euphemia Allen
Performed by Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell


Plot Summary

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