Monday, August 19th, at 7:00pm
The star, of course, is Marilyn, and that’s all that needs to be said. Based on the Broadway play, Billy Wilder’s classic comedy is devoted to the premise that husbands reportedly get an “itch” after seven years of marriage. Such frenzy is encouraged by the fact that the wife is away for the summer, and Marilyn Monroe, playing a model, lives upstairs. It’s the perfect comedy for the summer. Tom Ewell is hilarious as the befuddled middle-aged husband who doesn’t quite know what to do with Marilyn. She is most avid about Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and cooling off her underwear in the fridge. Summertime galore! Monroe’s comic gift is proven throughout. (1955, 105 mins)
This is the finale of the festival, which means it is the night when we vote for the four top performances, then party on the corner at YNot Italian—and everyone is invited. Be careful in voting; our results are getting some surprise attention on the Internet. This festival makes Colley Avenue look like a rock event.