Movie Quote of the Day – The Seven Year Itch, 1955 (dir. Billy Wilder)
Richard Sherman: Face it, no pretty girl wants me, she wants Gregory Peck.
The Girl: Is that so? How do you know what a pretty girl wants?
Richard Sherman: I don’t know, but I imagine–
The Girl: Your imagination! You think every girl’s a dope. You think a girl goes to a party and there’s some guy, a great big lunk, in a fancy striped vest strutting around like a tiger, giving you that I’m-so-handsome-you-can’t-resist-me look. And from this she’s supposed to fall flat on her face. Well, she doesn’t fall on her face. But there’s another guy in the room, over in the corner. Maybe he’s nervous and shy and perspiring a little. First, you look past him. But then you sense that he’s gentle and kind and worried. That he’ll be tender with you, nice and sweet. That’s what’s really exciting.
Posted on June 22, 2012, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1955, Billy Wilder, George Axelrod, Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch, Tom Ewell. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
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