The Seven Year Itch

Film/Video

Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The Seven Year Itch

Billy Wilder, 1955

Bus Stop

Joshua Logan, 1956

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, July 26, 2012 7 PM

This double bill pairs two of Marilyn Monroe's signature roles.

In The Seven Year Itch, another iconic comedy starring Monroe, Tom Ewell tries to resist the temptations posed by the young woman (Monroe) who lives in the apartment above his when his wife goes away for the summer. This is the movie that produced the memorable image of Monroe and her billowing white dress standing over a subway grate. (105 mins.)

Monroe did some of her finest acting in Bus Stop. A cowboy (played by Don Murray) falls in love with a saloon singer from Phoenix (Monroe) and attempts to kidnap her in order to take her to his ranch in Montana. (96 mins., 35mm)

Bus Stop begins at 8:50 PM.

Alberto Giacometti, Le chien (Dog), 1951 (cast 1959); Bronze; 17 ½ x 40 x 6 ¼ in.; Edition 8 of 8; Wexner Family Collection; Art © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY

Wexner Center members can now reserve their free tickets for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. Tickets go on sale to the public on Mon, Aug 25.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Don't miss 2001: A Space Odyssey—screening in glorious 70mm as part of A Summer Abroad ‘14—on Thu–Fri, Aug 28–29.

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