THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
1955, 20th Century Fox, 105 min, Dir: Billy Wilder

In this classic comedy from director Billy Wilder, family man Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) finds his faithfulness tested when his wife and kids go on vacation - leaving him alone to consort with the voluptuous, beautiful woman next door (Marilyn Monroe). Features the now-iconic shot of Monroe getting her skirt blown upwards over a blustery sidewalk grate.


GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
1953, 20th Century Fox, 91 min, Dir: Howard Hawks

Complementary bombshells Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe wreak havoc on the male libido in this classic Howard Hawks farce of two nightclub singers set loose onboard a Paris-bound luxury liner. Jane and Marilyn show their gift for flawless comic timing in every scene - and their musical duets together, including "Two Little Girls From Little Rock" and "Bye Bye Baby," are simply priceless.


THE MISFITS
1961, MGM Repertory, 124 min, Dir: John Huston

Aching, elegiac drama of the vanishing American West, with Clark Gable (in his final film) as an aging cowboy who falls hard for divorceé Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe) while trying to round up a herd of wild mustangs with the help of former rodeo star Montgomery Clift. Beautifully scripted by Monroe’s former husband Arthur Miller, THE MISFITS was the last completed film in her all-too-brief career.


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