1955 – The Seven Year Itch

★★★★☆ USA. 1h45m. Romance / Comedy. Directed by Billy Wilder. Written by George Axelrod, Billy Wilder (screenplay) and George Axelrod (“The Seven Year Itch”). Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner. Edited by Hugh S. Fowler. Music by Alfred Newman. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss, Oscar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore.

A middle-aged husband contemplates an affair with his glamorous neighbor. A film that Wilder hated, as he had been forced to make concessions to the censorship board. Contains one of the most notable images of the 20th century – Monroe standing on a subway grate as her white dress[1] is blown upwards by a passing train.

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