THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955) C widescreen 105m dir: Billy Wilder

w/Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss, Oscar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore, Roxanne, Donald MacBride

Monroe is ideally cast as a sexy model who lives in the same apartment building with a happily married man (Ewell) who finds himself thinking and living like a bachelor when his wife goes on a prolonged summer vacation. Wilder handles both his stars expertly, and the result is high style comedy.

From The Movie Guide: "Entertaining Billy Wilder outing, adapted --- and toned down --- by George Axelrod from his hit Broadway play. This is probably Monroe's best known film, largely thanks to the scene in which a rush of air from a subway grating sends her skirt flying up around her shoulders. ...

"This was Monroe's 23rd movie and Ewell's eighth, since he broke in opposite Judy Holliday in ADAM'S RIB. Monroe was falling in and out of depression during filming, as her marriage to Yankee slugger Joe DiMaggio was ending."