The Seven-Year Itch

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The Seven-Year Itch by George Axelrod. A three-act romantic comedy, first presented by Courtney Burr and Elliot Nugent at the Fulton Theatre, New York City, on 20 November 1952 with i.a. Tom Ewell (Richard Sherman), directed by John Gerstad. In 1955, 20th Century Fox released a film adaptation starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, directed by Billy Wilder. Often cited as one of the great comedies of its time, the film version won critical acclaim and became the biggest US box office hit in the summer of 1955.

First produced in South Africa in 1955 by Brian Brooke at the Brooke Theatre, directed by Michael Finlayson, starring Heather Lloyd-Jones. *

Tucker, 1997. 80.

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