Heartwarming / The Seven Year Itch

  • A particular dialogue that shows the extent of Marilyn Monroe's character's Hidden Depths.
    Richard Sherman: Let's face it. No pretty girl in her right mind wants me. She wants Gregory Peck.
    The Girl: Is that so?...How do you know what a pretty girl wants?...You and 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, way over in the corner. Maybe he's kind of nervous and shy, perspiring a little. First, you look past him, but then you sort of sense, he's gentle and kind and worried, and he'll be tender with you, nice and sweet. That's what's really exciting! If I were your wife, I'd be very jealous of you. I'd be very, very jealous.
    (She kisses him)
    The Girl: I think you're just elegant.
    • This speech became one of the few scenes that Marilyn completed in one take. When asked how she remembered it so well, compared to most of her other lines, she explained that she believed every word of it. Which probably counts as Meta-Heartwarming.