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.


CITY ISLAND
2009, Anchor Bay Films, 2009 min, Dir: Andy Garcia

When the Rizzo family patriarch Vince (a hilarious Andy Garcia) brings home an ex-con (Steven Strait), things in la familia get seriously shaken up. It turns out the Rizzos haven’t exactly been forthcoming with each other about their deepest ambitions - case in point, Vince is a corrections officer who secretly aspires to be an actor!


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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