Century 1955: The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch. Billy Wilder. 1955.

I’ve seen this before, of course, but it’s been a while, I think. I wondered whether I would find it creepy this time over. I mean, it’s an entire film about some nerd creeping on Marilyn Monroe.

And there certainly are some icky scenes in here, but Monroe is splendid, as usual.

It’s enjoyable, but I think Billy Wilder did more successful variations on the theme in a couple of other films.

This blog post is part of the Century series.

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